Hello lovlies! I was out and about running errands today and I thought of all of you. Far to often when I’m out and about especially with all four of our children I find myself a little overwhelmed with all the chaos. Today, while wandering my way through Target, I saw a lady with one of those double decker grocery carts and I thought Oh my!!! I wish I could have snapped you all a pic cause I know there’s days we’ve all been that mom. She had a baby strapped to her chest(in an ergo baby carrier) and two toddlers, one in the top of the cart and one in the bottom basket of the cart. Even with all of that rolling down the isle, I found myself in awe of the tone of her voice with her kids. This momma rocked. I’m sure she was feeling a little overwhelmed, but she seemed happy as could be with her hands full and it made me think of the few super quick things I do to keep my self in that Mommy zen.
Over the years I’ve noticed there’s a few things I can do really quickly to redirect my self back to not having a mommy meltdown. So here they are friends in no particular special order!
1- I grab one of my eight million chapsticks and refresh my lips. There’s something about smooth, happy, not dry lips that makes me feel instantly refreshed. My personal fav is Blistex Silk and Shine, but any chapstick, lipgloss, lip balm ect will do the trick!
2- I grab a Mommy drink! No, not alcohol lol! I grab a bottle of water, tea or a latte. We get so busy we forget about ourselves when we are running around. I know you packed 2 sippy cups, a back up binki and three snack for your toddler to keep them quite and happy on the trip, but what about you? You need something too right?!?
3- I grab some yummy smelling lotion or hand sanitizer and rub it in. The yummy smell like vanilla cupcake or rose petals instantly soothes me. I can even take a few seconds to rub my hands of forearms before moving on.
The great part about these tricks is they literally take seconds and the few seconds that they take instantly help me to feel slightly better and ready to go. Also, kids can join in too. This keeps them busy for a few second while you get a few seconds. I hope these silly quick tips help you keep your Mommy Zen. What super quick tips help you when your out and about with the kiddos? I’d love to hear them! Leave me a comment sweet friend!
XOXO- Karen Renee 💋