One question I get asked all the time is how I balance my life, William’s crazy work + school schedule, and all of the littles’ schedules + stay sane? Well, I’m still trying to find that balance. haha. So I’m currently writing + compiling a blog post about this, but in the meantime, I thought I would share four tips that have helped simplify motherhood for me.
TIP NUMBER ONE
Wake up 15 minutes earlier than you really need to. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think or this… or if my mom brain + body just really thought that extra 15 minutes of sleep would be totally worth it. This simple task has made all the difference in our mornings. I am calmer and we have actually been on time to almost everything since the change. I think the secret is to not act like you have those extra 15 minutes. They are just built-in for those blow-outs, 2-year-old tantrums, spilled milk or anything else that seems to happen and delay getting out the door. Really try this one and let me know if it works for you.
TIP NUMBER TWO
Have a comfortable + functional outfit. I love my basic jeans + tee look. It’s always what I am most comfortable (and confident) in, nothing is hanging out (if you know what I mean) and I love that if I have a meeting, girls night or date night with the hubby I can just throw on heels (like these heels from @lottafromstockholm) and cute @pierceandhide earrings to dress it all up.
TIP NUMBER THREE
Have a great diaper bag. This has seriously made a huge difference for me. If you’ve been following along for a while you know I love a good bag. I am one that has to have a TON of pockets and I thrive off organization. With two little and running to and from school and other activities, I’ve been able to carry almost all their stuff and keep it separate.
@momkindness sent me this beautiful bag to try and I have been loving it. What I love MOST is with each Momkindness purchase, they donate a portion of the net proceeds to Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making pregnancy + childbirth safe everywhere.
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TIP NUMBER FOUR
Pack your diaper bag/purse the night before. This has helped us get out the door “almost” on time and not forget anything!!! I started doing this right after I had Caroline James because we were always forgetting things, as we were rushing around in the mornings. I restock the bag with all the kids’ favorite snacks, toys, clothes, cups, diapers and whatever else we need. It has made a big difference in our mornings.
I hope some of these tips can help or even spark some new ideas for you! If you have any tricks that work for you and your family PLEASE do share them in the comments. Because we all know we all could use some new tips here + there. Thanks for all the support + awesome ideas here. I absolutely love hearing back from you all!!!