9 THINGS EVERY BUSY MOM MUST HAVE

Below are a few of my favorite things. Things that have changed my life as a busy mom blogger & homeschool mom. Please share your mommy must haves in the comments at the end of this post!

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Friends, I've survived four babes!  FOUR!  When I say it I feel empowered, but also a little nervous for the future years of motherhood.  Normal, right?  Once a worried mama, always a worried mama.  I'm grateful for the miracle of life & for this opportunity.  It's been a dream come true for me.

But really let's talk about #momlife for a sec, are there really any perfect mom tools or new mommy must-haves that combat the array of emotions that come along with being a mom?  The short answer is no.  It's hard guys -- the blowouts, the meltdowns, the aches & pains, both emotional & physical, all impossible to avoid, but I can say there are things that help make my life a little easier.  So here are some of my favorite momma things!!   

Some days, with a two year old, I'm in a whole new zone of survival, but it's God's grace that allows gives me to push forward in this season of life.  I rely on the understanding that He'll equip me with the wisdom, grace, peace, love & understanding that I need to combat this tough season of motherhood. 

I have a six, four & two year old & still find that the items I'm listing below are absolutely beneficial in my present season of busy mom life.  If you've tried any of these products, I'm sure you'll agree.

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Busy mom must-have #1 // a baby backpack.

Busy moms needs all the hands-free things!!  Backpacks allow us to conquer the day without having to constantly bend down, get back up & adjust our straps.  

It's just not practical to carry a regular bag when I'm chasing three littles going every which direction.  Here's the bag I have currently & love.  It's not a big investment so if it gets stolen (like my other expensive baby bag did) or worn, it won't feel so bad.  As a mom who loves going to the gym & not having to change bags 3 times a day, it's a great gym bag also.  

It's big enough to carry everything, but small enough to grab & go to the park.  It's lightweight & waterproof!!  

Busy mom must have #2 // an echo dot.  Or as we know it, an Alexa.

I know this sounds crazy, but let me explain.  As a mom who works from home, my kids have my phone sometimes more than I'd like to admit.  There are three kids & only one smart pad, so I'm working with what I have.  The kids always seem to have my phone at the worst time.  This thing plays white noise, lullabies, audio books & even keeps a grocery list!!  Not to mention you can order & re-order things off of Amazon too & it's all done HANDS-FREE.

Busy mom must-have #3 // an Ergo baby carrier.

This award-winning baby carrier saved my life in the newborn stage of motherhood.  I carried all 3 of my babies, what seemed like all day for the first 3 months of their lives and it was the best baby carrier I owned.  Baby carrying has many benefits for both mom & baby, might as well get one that's convenient & durable! 

I'm in a season where they can walk everywhere on their own now, lol, but there are some days I can't have my 2 year old running around Trader Joe's & making me crazy, so I put her in the carrier!  

This baby carrier also only requires to clicks -- one on bottom & one on top.  It's so user friendly & comfortable.  Even carrying my two year old around doesn't feel impossible.  It's been hands-down the best hands-free mom hack!

I have one & it's worked great for us!

This one came out after we bought ours! Baby can be carried forward or back!

Busy mom must-have #3 // a great pair black leggings.

The brand of leggings doesn't really matter, but in my opinion black hides just about everything, except maybe spit up.  In a perfect world, there would be a pair of black leggings that never frayed with a million washes, never changed shape & covered up all of the areas that make me feel insecure.  These are them friends.  Yup, I've had mine for over two years they are SO well made.  

For the price, I should have bought two & may need to upgrade mine soon.  Whether you're working from home or out running errands, these are comfy & durable.  

Busy mom must-have #4 // these rubber shoes!

Okay, if there were ever a shoe that you could dream up that would be perfect for every day mom life, these would be it!  We were having 100 plus degree heat recently & I left mine in the doorstep & they melted.  So the take away would be that no shoe is perfect & I'll never leave my shoes on the porch again!  Maybe not perfect, but pretty close!!  These are the best, most comfortable shoes for women everywhere!  I think they come in mens' too!  If & when I buy another pair of shoes, these will be them!  They are true to size & can be worn inside or out, to the pool, soccer practice or to the store.

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Busy mom must-have #5 // an Audible membership.

It's books that have encouraged & inspired me to also take leaps of faith & start my own business.  It's book that have made me laugh & cry!  When I feel like giving up it's been words of wisdom from the authors of these books that have reminded me to keep going!  

I truly believe God has led me to certain books at certain times in my life.  Words that I needed to hear, words that I cringed onto.  Words that forced me to my knees in prayer.  Words that had me shouting out, "Oh my gosh, me too!".  It's been books.

Trust me when I say you need to get an audible membership & download your first book!  Like today!  You can be done in a week, or even a few days!  Listen while you drive, while you do the dishes or while the baby's napping.  The best part about audible is that you can listen from your phone or ask Alexa to play for you & you'll never lose your place. You've got this girl!

Busy mom must-have #6 // a good devotion.  

Fill up that baby backpack with something to read when you're feel like you can't handle the rest of the day.  Or add it to your morning coffee & breakfast routine.  However you handle your time with Jesus, handle it with a quick & easy read, like this one by Lysa T!  Or get one on audible!

Busy mom must have #7 // a good graphic tee!  

I feel like sometimes the only thing standing in between me & a good day is a motivation quote or scripture.  Why not wear some motivation?  On the days that I'm having a hard time, I remember that it's okay & to give myself grace.  Giving myself grace during this season of motherhood is the key to pushing forward & pressing on.  You can shop all of our motivational tees (like the one below) here.  

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Busy mom must have #8 // a social media strategy planner.

If you're a momprenuer like me then you're probably on social media trying to grow your brand.  I know it sounds crazy, but having a social media content calendar is huge!!  I'm always having a hard time with not knowing what to post or take pictures of, this content strategy planner, from Golivehq has been a complete game changer for my social media game.  You can find their content strategy planner here.  It allows me to show up everyday on my platforms, with clear direction on what I need to say & why.  I want to provide value to my audience & this helps me do just that.

Busy mom must have #9 // a utility wagon

From pulling soccer gear to hauling groceries, this wagon has saved me so many times from not being able to carry everything, all at once.  I even pull the kiddos in it sometimes (see safety rules).  It's been such a great investment & has earned its keep.  When we lived in an apartment, with no attached garage, I was able to carry groceries, no problem!  We have this wagon below & you can shop by clicking the image.  It's been so helpful for me, as a busy mom.  

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I've shared my busy mom hacks with you, now I'd love for you to share yours!!  Please leave a comment below!!

With grace & coffee,

Waynna

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