Let’s get real, working from home with children is a dream but it’s stressful. As a mom it is important to find a balance in order to raise your babies and run your business, effectively. However, this blog posts is not just for mamas who run a business but also mamas who are homemakers, work from home with a 9-5, or those who are just overwhelmed.
Here are a few tips that you can implement TODAY to up your productivity and reduce your stress as a SAHM (Stay at home mom).
1. Wake up earlier
Waking up earlier is one of the best tips especially for mamas. Getting up at least 1-2 hours before your little ones is key to getting your mind right for the day. During this time I suggest that you do some self-care:
- Get dressed! Shower, brush your teeth, do your hair, put on a comfy cute mommy outfit. Getting dressed takes you out of that mindset that just because you’re home you can be a house bum.
- Read, listen to a motivational podcast, journal or pray, whatever you feel.
- Drink some water. Many of us (myself included) just wake up and get straight to the coffee☝ Make it a habit to properly hydrate your body before consuming your daily caffeine.
2. Eat a proper breakfast
So who’s is guilty of feeding the kids and not eating until the afternoon? Me too. I know it can feel overwhelming getting everyone fed and clothed in the morning. However, in order to have a more productive day mama you have to nourish yourself. Make your morning breakfast (and lunch) a bit easier by:
- Meal prepping. Pinterest is a gold mine to find quick and simple breakfast ideas.
- Eat breakfast as a family. Don’t just feed the kids first, eat with the kids.
- Opt for a yummy breakfast smoothie. They are filling and healthy. Oh kids love them too😃
3. Plan your day the night before
Whats that saying? Failure to plan is planning to fail. You already have a million things to remember, why add to that?
- Have a dedicated planner or notebook to house all your things to do.
- Pick your top 3 most important tasks that you want to accomplish.
- Carve out specific time blocks for working and dedicated play/learning time with the kids.
4. Build connections with other moms
Whether it’s through a social platform, long time friends, or your local moms meetup, it is important to build relationships with other women that just get it. Its fine to talk to your friends without kids but other moms will understand your breakdown over your kid writing on the wall with marker. Yes, you can just clean it up but you’ve cleaned marker off the wall 6 times in the past hour! Yikes. We all need that space to just vent with those like us.
5. Don’t work all day
Yes I said it. You need to end your day at a reasonable time. Social media has given this notion that in order to run a successful business or home life you have to be up super late and you have to be doing SOMETHING all day. Not true! I always say be productive not just busy.
- Try to get out of the house for at least an hour each day. Whether its strolling to the store or hanging in your backyard, clear your mind and get some fresh air with the kiddos.
- Spending too much time on your work can result in careless mistakes. Take a step back.
- Sleep is important. Wrap up your work at least 2-3 hours before dinner. This allows for you to spend undivided time with your family and also gives the chance to establish a relaxing night routine.
6. Ditch the mom guilt
Stop feeling guilty for not being perfect, mama. You’re trying your best and that’s all that matters. You’re stressing yourself out trying to do all the things. We need to be our best selves for our littles! Understand that whatever you don’t get done today can be put on the list to be done tomorrow.
Stop feeling guilty for pursing your passion. Just because we have kids does not mean we do not deserve to be bosses as well whether it be a boss in your own business, a boss in running your home, or a boss in your 9-5, you deserve it!
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Quarantine with my EyeBuyDirect glasses in the style DRUMS.
Hey hey hey! I’m back to show you guys one of my favorite life hacks. See, I’m a prescription glasses wearer and there’s nothing I love more than being able to find inexpensive QUALITY eye-wear that I can buy directly from the comfort of my home. Want to find out how I paid only $12 for prescription glasses and how you can grab a pair for yourself?
One of my favorite things about EyeBuyDirect frames besides the price , are the large selection of trendy and classic glasses and sunglasses. Even if you do not need a prescription, you can buy your favorite frames with non-prescription lenses or blue light blocking coating if you are in front of technology majority of your day. Being a simple girl the frames I opted for were simple matte black frames in the style “DRUMS”. Here is a screenshot of my Purchase:
So as you can see these simple pair of glasses were $6 plus my lenses. The lenses that I chose were:
Single vision distance
Standard Lenses : $6.95
If you’re feeling a bit fancier you can upgrade to have thinner lenses, transition lenses, tinted lenses, lenses with blue light blocking etc.
Tips to successfully buy glasses online:
Fun fact: I worked as an eye consultant at one of the worlds leading eye companies. So I want to share with you all a few tips to make your online buying experience hassle-free.
- Have your most updated prescription. It is important to have your prescription updated every 1-2 years.
- Never guess or measure your pupillary distance (PD) yourself. Sometimes your eye doctor may not write it down on your prescription card, but they always check it. Simply call your office and ask for your PD
- Read review, look at others with your similar face shape, and utilize the glasses try-on feature when available.
- Ensure that the company has a return policy in case your glasses do not fit the right way or something about your prescription is wrong. Check out EyeBuyDirect policy here: https://www.eyebuydirect.com/shipping-and-returns
- Know what your glasses use is for: distance, reading, non-prescription, multi-focal…Don’t guess, call and ask!
- Never guess and enter your prescription. If you are confused, all reputable online glasses retailers will allow you to e-mail or fax in a picture of your prescription and they will enter it in for you correctly.
- Overall, I really enjoyed my buying experience. My glasses came in 5 days, my prescription was correct, my frames fit nicely, the packaging was top-notch and the quality was worth more than $12.
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FTC- This post is not at all sponsored or endorsed by the company. Everything was purchased with my own money. However, I have a link that earns me a small commission if my readers by a product at no additional costs to them 🙂
I cannot believe it has been 1 year with my baby boy. On October 30th, 2018 I welcomed my first born into the world and I have gotten to love him for an entire year already. I admit, I did not expect this time to come by so fast. Seeing him grow, learn new skills, and develop his personality has been nothing short of amazing. He made me grow as a person and I never knew what it felt like to love someone more than I love myself. While motherhood is not at all an easy task, he made this journey so worth it for me. He has become my little best friend and I have realized how lucky I am to be with him 24/7. Having him made me realize it’s the simplest things that bring me joy like making him breakfast every morning or doing our bedtime routine.
WTBS, I wanted to share a recap of his birthday. We decided to do something simple with a few family and friends that we knew he would enjoy. My child “wild boy” as I call him loves to run around and be active so we did a very small get together at Chuck E cheese! We got him a cake made and ordered pizza for guests. We did not go all out with decorations and such and everyone had a blast, especially the kids. I am so happy that we went simple. It was surely a day filled with fun and memories.