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6 Motherhood Tips To Get Through the Day

July 2, 2018

Becoming a mom whether it’s for the first time, the second time, third time, etc. is always new. You’ve either never been a mom, or have never been a mom of two, or three, or… let me just stop myself, lol, I am sure you get the point. No matter how many kids you have it is always a new experience, and takes some rearranging and adjustment of your daily life. At the moment, I am a stay at home mom (I have also been a working mom) of 1, and expecting our 2nd blessing, in addition, to being a stay at home mom I am a full time online Grad school Student working to get my Masters in Exceptional Student Education. It can be a lot sometimes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

After 2.5 years of being a mom, and now getting ready to become a mom of two, I think I finally found found some ways to keep my sanity on a daily basis. Some of these tips can work for both a stay at home mom and a working mom, they’ve worked for me and I hope at least one can help you!

  • Tip #1: Get Up Before the Kids – I still have a hard time waking up before them, and it doesn’t happen everyday, I’m still working on it. However, the days I do wake up before Alyssa, I feel like my days is a lot more productive. On these days, I take time for myself to shower, get dressed, throw on some make up, and look human. I also try and prepare breakfast ( & Hubby’s breakfast – rarely he usually makes his own shake after the gym) before she wakes up. If I have enough time, I’ll look over emails, what blog post I want to get up for the week, and school assignments.
  • Tip #2: Set a weekly and/ or a daily schedule – This is something I have done since before I became a mom. Sundays are planning days. I write a list of things I want to do, and need to do for the week, I than look at the week, and start jotting them down. I usually write down the things I NEED to get done (ex. Dr. Appt., school assignments)  first, and then jot down the things I want to do (ex. take Alyssa to the zoo). Although at times things get switched around, it helps me have an overview of what I have going on for the week.

  • Tip #3: Set a daily quiet/nap time for the kids – This tip is mostly for the stay at home/work from home moms on a daily basis, and the working moms on weekends. I usually use this time to take a breather and watch my favorite TV show, write a blog post, read for class/do an assignment, or do a house chore. I don’t do all these tasks during nap time, I do one of them depending on my schedule for the week/or day.
  • Tip #4: Do one house chore per day – I use to try and get the entire house clean in one day, but then I noticed the house was spotless, and the rest of my life was a mess (I wasn’t spending time with Alyssa, I was getting school work done, I wasn’t cooking dinner, etc.).  I decided to start doing one big house chore a day and things became so much easier! Don’t spread yourself thin. Do what you can, it’s okay if you don’t get everything done. One thing at a time mama.
  • Tip #5: Set Quality Time for the Kids – I set time for Alyssa Everyday, and usually its the time between breakfast and nap time.  It’s important to me for her to know that mommy loves spending timewith her (it’s also the reason I have decided to stay home, to be able to spend as much time as possible). When I worked I usually separated time between dinner and bed time, and of course weekends were all about her! These activities can take place outside the house – park, pool, zoo (we have a membership), trampoline park, etc., or inside the house – movie, play time with her toys (she loved when we play kitchen), bubbles (on our patio, but I do allow it inside the house sometimes), reading/learning time, arts and crafts, etc.
  • Tip #6: Have a scheduled bed time – This can be broken at times, but for the most part it is followed. Every mama needs time for herself to recharge. In my opinion, recharging makes me a better mom so its crucial for Alyssa to be in bed by 8:30/ 9:00 pm at the latest. During this time I usually shower (again), and lay in bed for about an hour watching a TV show by myself, or with the hubby, before we either decide to go to bed or be productive for a few more hours. If we decide to be productive,  he usually gets up and studies for career related exams or begins work assignments for the next day, and I do a whatever task I didn’t do during nap time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Playing in her room for Quiet Time (We are working on the Paci)*

These tips have made life so much easier, and have allowed me to be the best person I can be in all aspects of life, and I only hope that they help you as much as they’ve helped me.

Let’s Talk: Do you do any of these? Let me know how it’s helped you! Did I miss something?  Let me know! (I’m always looking for ways to be more productive) or let me know if you plan to do any of my tips, and how it will benefit you!

 

Love,

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32 Comments

  • Bekah July 3, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Tip #4 is pretty much the only reason my house stays in any way acceptable! Great post!!

    • Kimberly July 3, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Haha! Same here!

  • tara pittman July 3, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    It can be hard to figure it all out. The one chore a day is so smart.

    • Kimberly July 3, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Definitely hard!!

  • Julie Plagens July 4, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Your daughter is adorable. I bet she has fun with you. You are so much more organized as a mom than I was. I never wrote things down my plans for the week. I just crammed in as much as I could each day.

    • Kimberly July 4, 2018 at 4:02 am

      Thank you so much! She is my world 💕 planning has always been my thing even before I was a mom, I find it relaxing to sit and take time to write in my planner and plan my week/Days ❤️ it doesn’t always go as planned but it’s always worth the try!

  • Ada July 4, 2018 at 4:40 am

    These all sound like incredible tips! My friends have to have a set schedule with their kids so that they start the day ready to go.

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you! I’m pretty routined/schedule based with my daughter as well!

  • Erin S July 4, 2018 at 6:21 am

    I am a fairly structured person so I would do a room a day to clean and have quiet times in the day too

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Great way to do it!

  • Yeah Lifestyle July 4, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    These are great tips for mums, especially the waking up early part. I find when I am up earlier, things are more organised in the house and I am not left running about like crazy.

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      I can completely agree with you, makes days so much easier

  • Garf July 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I don’t have kids yet but these tips will definitely help me in the future. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      I hope it does! Thank you for reading!

  • Sara Welch July 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Motherhood is quite the journey. You are such a great mom!

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much! 💕

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you! 💕💕

  • Heather July 4, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    For me, schedules are everything. Without them, I find myself doing a whole lot of nothing.

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      I’m the same way! If I don’t plan a schedule
      For the day NOTHING gets done and I’m still tired at the end of the day lol

  • Emma Riley July 5, 2018 at 8:58 am

    These are great tips, planning and scheduling are really important for us as a mother at least by doing that we are able to have a lot of time with our kids.

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      I completely agree!

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Completely agree!

  • Becky Willis July 5, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    I love your organization and tips. When my kids were little I was just happy to get them out the door where we were going dressed. 🙂 But I think the fact that you are a planner has to be a huge benefit to you even if it doesn’t always go as planned. I think you will find people appreciate your post. Also, your little girl is beautiful!

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much! Planning does make things easier for me! And thank you so much! My Angel is a handful 💕

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you so much she’s a handful! 💕 planning does make things a lot easier for me!

  • LavandaMichelle July 5, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    What a cool post! I love these tips, I could really see how they’d help someone. This was a great read, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Kimberly July 5, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you!

  • Heather July 5, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Getting up before the kids saves me! My eldest stays up later now, so the only time I can hustle and get things done without parenting responsibilities is those early morning hours.

  • Shannon Gurnee July 5, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    She is such a cutie! I love these tips although I try to get more than one chore a day done – lol. These are some great tips!

  • Garf July 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I am not a mother yet but hoping to be one someday. These tips will be very handy for me.

  • Vanessa Palma July 8, 2018 at 8:41 am

    These are all great. Scheduling a bed time is a big one in our home. It gives mom and dad time to themselves.

  • Tina Hogan Grant (@TinaHoganGrant) July 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

    It’s great that you are able stay organized and have structure. I think it makes motherhood so much easier. Great tips!

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    Meet Kimberly

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    Kimberly is a lover of all things Girly, Sparkle, and Target. If you are ever wondering where she is, it's Probably Target. Mama of Two princesses + currently expecting baby #3. Married to her college sweetheart. She received her BA from The Florida State University and is currently pursuing her Graduate Degree in Exceptional Student Education. She loves to share about her motherhood journey, education, lifestyle, + family travel.

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