When it comes to the life of a busy mom, they can stand to get all of the help that they can get. Sometimes it seems like life is a juggling act between having to bathe, feed, and entertain little humans and do all of the same things for yourself. Meanwhile also having to work, keep a clean house, and stay sane at the same time.
Moms have enough on their plate as it is. Therefore it is important to take any opportunity possible in order to cut corners to get the job done easier and quicker to keep everything running smoothly. Here are some of the best tips for making the job easier for a busy mom.
Use Precooked Frozen Meals
Consider buying pre-cooked prepared meals that are as simple as sticking in the oven for 30 minutes. Gone are the days of the only frozen meals being a pile of soggy mashed potatoes and corn dog.
These days you can find all sorts of healthy options in the frozen foods aisle. You can even find frozen organic meals!
Another option is preparing your own meals at home and freezing them. This is a great time saver and a great way to know exactly what ingredients are going into your kid’s meals.
Let Them Tire Themselves Out
One of the oldest tricks in the book in order to get your children calm in the evenings is to get them tired throughout the day. Take them to the park or a local activity center like the YMCA. Let them run in circles and exhaust their bodies.
By the time that they are done spending all of their energy they will be much less likely to drive you crazy in the evenings with tantrums or fighting with each other.
Sometimes a busy mom just wants to pick her kids up and go straight home to start the evening routine, but it can be in her interest to make the trip to the park on the way home. This extra 30 minutes to an hour that they have to run around and go nuts can save a busy mom double the time of tantrums and crazy energy running in circles in the living room.
Give Them Projects To Keep Them Busy
Giving kids new projects is a great way to have a little extra time for yourself. Try putting out a puzzle, Or asking them to organize colored beads into separate piles. Red in a pile of red, yellow with yellow etc.
If you make them feel as if they are helping you with something it can be an added boost of motivation. Try involving them in your cooking or cleaning routine. Even though the task you may assign them isn’t really achieving anything, in reality, it is giving them a sense of achievement and pride.