MOM LIFE: THE HACKS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE DAY…

Mom life

It’s not easy being a mom. There is no denying that. But, it can often seem that a mother’s work is never done, and so it can be quite overwhelming when you feel like you have not stopped all day, but you seem to achieve very little. Many women can really feel all the guilt because of this and beat themselves up a little mentally thinking they haven’t done enough or they just have simply not been good enough. The truth is, you are enough. We just all need a little helping hand to get us through some of those busy days. With that in mind, here are some of the best hacks that can help you get through the day.

** A comfortable pair of shoes **

Many moms are on their feet all day, and often sore feet can tempt you to slow down or even stop to rest. Which then makes us feel guilty for not using time we did have for other things. So a comfortable pair of shoes could be the answer. You could even add extra insoles for additional support and comfort. You can easily find stylish comfortable footwear online if you look. Feeling comfy on your feet keeps you going, and protects you at the same time. 

** Prepare as much as you can the night before **

Mornings can often be the busiest in any household, with school runs, packed lunches perhaps, or just getting everyone up and out the door on time. A great hack is to get as much of this prepared the night before. Lay out any clothes for the following day, pack up lunches ahead of time, and leave bags and shoes at the door. You will be thankful for this when you are busy first thing.

** Write a list at the beginning of the day **

It is important to know what you want to achieve out of your day and a great way to be accountable is to write up a list in the morning. Put everything on there from the smallest to the biggest and then work your way through. It always feels good to cross something off it. This might seem like a simple thing, but it surely will make your mom life easier. -Especially if you’re a forgetful person.

** Give yourself a reward **

A busy day can often mean we collapse on the sofa ready for our beds, but the reward at the end of the day can often be a great motivation to get things done. It might be a nice hot bath, a chance to read your book or even some quiet time to exercise or do something for you.

** Cleaning schedules, power hours and speed cleans are your friend **

Finally, it is worth acknowledging some of the things that could help you get through some of your chores faster throughout the day. Cleaning can often be one of the biggest areas to cover so instead create a schedule to tackle jobs each day. This could help you easily manage your home rather than it feeling such a huge task. Also doing things like power hours or speed cleans are a great way to get a lot done in a short space of time. There are some great examples of cleaning schedules online.

Let’s hope that some of these mom life hacks and tips help you get through the day.

How’s your mom life? Have you got any hacks of your own? Sharing is caring!

 

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Much Love!

Missy May

58 Comments

  1. June 23, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    What a lovely post, my beautiful Mavis! These are great ideas! I think some of these could work for women who don’t have kids, like me. I find I’m always racing time. Perhaps incorporating some of your tips will get me a bit more organized. 🙂

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    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks much my beautiful Lizzy and definitely agree with you. Everyone can use these tips. Good to hear that. 🙂

  2. June 24, 2019 / 11:25 am

    I can’t even imagine how hard it must be as a mom – more power to you, Missy! It’s so important to take care of yourself too and I love to see that you’re doing that. LOL to the champagne with a bath because YES!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks much Quinn! It is indeed and good to hear that.
      Lol! My non-alcoholic champagne.

  3. June 24, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    Great mom hacks. Preparing in advance is always good when we’re especially busy…and I imagine mom always are.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Ivana and good to hear that you agree.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks much Kathrine and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you Jennifer and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Adi, my pleasure!

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you Jessica and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:12 pm

      Reward is important! Ha!! Thanks 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Hena and good to hear that.

  4. alimackin2013
    June 24, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    What great tips! Moms are certainly under a lot of pressure. And love the “reward” photo of you! This is priceless 🙂

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks much Allie! They sure are! Ha, appreciated! 🙂

  5. June 24, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    My friend Joelle is about to become a first time mom in about 6 weeks and she’s kinda nervous about it. I’ll send her this! I’m sure she will enjoy the tips!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:18 pm

      Aww…how lovely!! It is okay and normal to be nervous. I was as well.
      Good to hear that Didier. You’re a good friend. Thank you 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:13 pm

      Oh yeah most definitely Rach. My pleasure and thanks for reading.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:14 pm

      Good to hear that Francesca. Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:12 pm

      Good to hear that Lovely. Thank you! 🙂

  6. June 25, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    These are such good tips! I definitely wear more comfortable shoes all the time now as a mum, haha! I find having routines for things like cleaning really helps, as does getting as much as possible (like picking out clothes) ready the night before!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:15 pm

      Ha!! Good to hear that Mica. That’s awesome! 🙂
      The week is going well by the grace of God. Hope yours too. 🙂
      Thank youuuuuu….

  7. busyandfab
    June 25, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Thanks for these hacks dear, I certainly need them as I get less and less time for myself. But that’s ok as long as I don’t feel guilty of not taking care of the kids enough haha.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:10 pm

      Haha!! My pleasure and good to hear that. Thank you 🙂

  8. June 25, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    List-making is SO key for me- I can only imagine how handy it is for the mamas! 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:09 pm

      Good to hear that. Everyone can find these hacks useful for sure. Thank you 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:08 pm

      Everyone can defo use these hacks. Thanks Cheryl 🙂

  9. June 25, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    THIS is a lovely post I’m not a mom but I have friends who are and I can relate from what they’ve talked about and what I’ve learnt
    mssparkleandglow.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 25, 2019 / 10:08 pm

      Good to hear that Kerona and thank you.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 26, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you and my pleasure.

  10. Neti*
    June 26, 2019 / 5:50 am

    Great Tips! Mom’s life is forever changing and when they get to be adults they still NEED Us.

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 26, 2019 / 4:16 pm

      I couldn’t agree more auntie Neti. Thanks much!

  11. Paola Lauretano
    June 26, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Great tips doll, thanks for sharing… everyone can use them!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 26, 2019 / 4:15 pm

      My pleasure Paola and agree with you. Thank you 🙂

  12. June 26, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    These are really great hacks. I do believe in the pre plan before the morning. That must save you some time. And here’s to speed cleaning also loving the big bottle of wine lol : ) xo

    http://www.juanitalikes.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 26, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      Good to hear that gurlll. It sure does indeed! Oh yes! Thank you for the contribution. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 26, 2019 / 4:14 pm

      It sure ain’t Vah, but with God and hacks, all things are possible.
      Good to hear that. Thanks for visiting.

  13. June 27, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    Indeed, as a mom of two. I know first hand that a comfy pair of shoes can go a loooong way. ha! Also, yes, it’s important to reward yourself once in a while (or often).

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      June 30, 2019 / 9:49 pm

      Good to hear that Jess dear. Awesome! Thank you 🙂

  14. karasclosetblog
    July 1, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    I’m not a mom, but these all sounds like really great tips! A comfortable pair of shoes can make all the difference and yes to rewarding yourself!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Missy May
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 6:25 pm

      Good to hear that sis and thank you. My pleasure!

  15. July 11, 2019 / 7:00 am

    it was really nice to see your post. everytime u post something , i w=always get excited to see it at first…And i must agree your article is just on another level. And its also alot relatable ….. keep sharing..
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