News Alert: Parenting is not an easy task. Forget the lies you’ve heard, this thing is no joke! Let me just say one day in the life of mother is like a day on the battle field; never ending and filled with tasks from every angle. If you are like us and you have a 9-5 you know what it is to go to bed so beat that you haven’t had a chance to take off your work clothes! Although its tough, there are so many tips and tricks for parenting that can help you save time, save money and make parenting as a whole an easier thing (thank goodness for mommy groups and Pintrest!)
1. Schedules are a Heaven Sent. Create schedules for every day of the week! Whether they are post it notes, Iphone schedules or an internal schedule. Know what it is you need to accomplish each day and set time out to accomplish them. Having a guideline to follow is the most important element to keeping sane. We’ve had to experience this to tell you it works!
2. Don’t be Afraid to Ask For Help. Um hello, help me, I am about to runaway! Yup, I remember the days of thinking I could do it all on my own. HA. No one does and for those that try, I wish you all the best! Asking for help does not let you less of a mom nor does it make you a bad mom. It makes you a very smart mom that realize that you are not able to do everything on your own, and thats okay!
3. Mommy needs her time. Yes you are super mom and you always want to be with your kids, nurturing them and ensuring that all is well but you also need time to rejuvenate so that you can be the best mommy for your kids. Whether its going for a swim, catching a mid day movie or hanging with the girls, adult time is definitely a necessity. Get some now!
There are loads of easy to use, easy to find tips to make parenting a little less difficult, find what works for you and enjoy the joys of motherhood!
One Jazzy Mom