Amongst my friends I am known as the most productive, motivated, put together mom in town.
While I pride myself on that I’ve learned a lot along the way that’s gotten me to be to this person who is so productive in my day and being control of what I need/want in my day so I want to share all of these busy mom hacks with you. Because, as Mamas got to stick together. After all, it takes a village to raise these kids and while we love them so dang much, I’m so grateful for my mama tribe who has loved supported and helped me on this incredible journey called motherhood. Without all of you, I would never be the Woman and Mom I am today. You know who you all are, and I'm so dang grateful!
Also, let’s face it, all of us moms need some more time in our life to get all the things done. And these busy hacks are going to help us do just that.
First up, Hire it out. Hire out as many of the household things as you can. For me, this includes a house cleaner twice a month, a grocery shopper every week, a babysitter, a lawn company for cutting the grass, a virtual assistant to help me with some business tasks. Sit down and write a list of all of your responsibilities each week. Then categorize them; the ones you love and the ones you don’t.
The responsibilities or tasks you don’t love should be hired out. We live in a digital age where literally anything, and everything, can be hired out. And while I know there’s a cost to this and some of it might not fit into your budget it is a consideration for you to make. My hubby and I have this convo often. Our time is worth a certain amount (this can easily be figured based on how much money you earn- and can also be used at home to calculate the cost of your time). So, if you earn $225 an hour working on your business, wouldn’t it be worth it to pay someone $30 to cut your grass each week? So instead of you spending an hour of your time cutting grass, you can earn $225!! Then you pay $30 to the company who cuts your lawn and you’re still up $195! I’d say that’s money well spent. How about you?
By now you might be feeling a little weird that you’re considering hiring someone to help you with the work around the house, (I’ve been there). It’s because we’ve been conditioned and societal pressure has taught us, we can do it all. We are moms for goodness sake! And while we can do it all for sure, for our sanity and for us to be able to do other things that bring us joy, it makes sense to allow others to help us. To receive the help.
You might be reading this and rolling your eyes but let me tell you Mama, it’s a mindset shift that you gotta make for this modern day world. I’ve helped thousands of moms Grow their Mama Mind, and I’d be honored to help you too. You can find out more here.
One last busy mom hack I'll leave you with is all about night-time prep. Yep, prepping for the next day.
Mornings are a whirlwind as a working mom. With kiddos to get off to school, getting yourself ready, chasing the dog down the road when he gets out of the yard… you get the picture. There’s a lot going on.
That’s why the more you can get done the night before the better! When I asked moms on Instagram what their favorite working mom hack was this one came through loud and clear! Pack the lunches, get homework into backpacks, pick out clothes, whatever you can do to make the morning go smoother.
What's your fav busy Mom Hack to share with a Mom who's feeling overwhelmed?