Being a full time stay at home mom, and running my own business stretches me thin every day. I chase two toddlers around all day long, run errands, make appointments, work on my computer, and try to keep a tidy house…..all while being attentive to my kids & husbands needs! J It truly is a balancing act, and I have discovered over the years that I can’t do it all without a little help! I have found some amazing “Mom Hacks” that really make all the difference in my own life. Today I am teaming up with Cascade pure essentials to share my hacks in hope to help other mama’s alleviate the stress in their own lives!!
CLEAN DISHES HACK:
I know I am not the only one that absolutely hates dirty dishes in the sink. It stinks up the house, and if left undone, it begins to stack up…and starts to look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa—dish style. I get major anxiety when the dishes are left in the sink, and I have made it my mission to get them done the second the dishwasher is emptied and ready to be filled again. I just don’t have time to pre-wash the dishes, fill them in the dishwasher, and then have to wash them again after they weren’t completely cleaned properly. I rely on products that work, and work the first time! That is why I switched to Cascade pure essentials dish detergent, and I haven’t looked back since! Cascade pure essentials offers a dependable clean with a simplified formula that meets the most important needs of today’s families – no compromise necessary!!! It has biobased* ingredients and is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach.I call this a “Mom Hack” because dishes are the WORST, and this product makes it way less stressful! Ps. Through March 30, get a $1 off Cascade pure essentials using Cartwheel in the Target App here.
MEAL DELIVERY KITS:
I used to have the same phone call with my husband every day, while he was at work. I would ask it him what sounded good for dinner…and he would tell me “ I don’t care, I am good with anything!” UGH. NO HELP, and now I turn to Pinterest and scroll endlessly to find a recipe, only to find a page full of confusing ingredients & instructions. I end up at giving up, and go to the store and buy the same old ingredients for the same old meal that I make every other day! I don’t have time to get to the store most days with my busy schedule…and taking the kiddos in and out of their carseats to run in “quickly” to the store, never ends up being quick at all. I finally decided to try out some Meal delivery kits, and I have been SO HAPPY ever since!!! I no longer have to worry about what to make, and the menu & ingredients are sent straight to our door!!! No more stress, and my family LOVES all the different recipes we have made! MOM WIN FOR SURE!!!
Clutter causes anxiety. Plain and simple! Studies have shown this to be true, and yet most of us parents have households full of stuff we don’t need. I realized pretty quickly that I am happier when my house is clean of junk & clutter. I go through my kid’s toys, clothing, and games often…and donate everything we don’t use or need to Goodwill. What works best for me is having a bin in our garage that I fill up with things I want to donate throughout the week. It helps me to have the bin in the garage, so that I don’t end up putting the items back away in my house from it sitting out. I live about 5 minutes from Goodwill, so I take donations almost weekly! I am able to think clearer, and feel less stressed when I am not crowded with things, and when the things we do keep are where they are supposed to be!
Hope you try out these “Mom Hacks” to help you live a more stress free life!
*⅓ biobased ingredients
This post is sponsored by Cascade, all opinions are my own.