The moment you become a parent your whole life changes, granted it’s in wonderfully amazing ways, but it does. Suddenly tasks that took you only a few minutes to complete see to take hours, messes are as frequent as sleepless nights, and this little human demands SO much of your time. Raising children is tough work! There are things that I’ve learned as we have added kids to our brood which help in making everyday mom life easier. So here are my tips for you overwork, overtired, mama warriors out there:
* Play with your kids – This may sound so silly, but it is SO important! Not only does this time help your children see that you are fun, you love them, it’s okay to play, but they also stay out of trouble. Now you don;t have to play with them every second, but invest in them and even if it’s simple things like helping you complete tasks. Make games out of it and they will love it!
* Don’t rush to clean, give yourself some rest – Let’s get real for a second; nap time is sacred time at my house. Those precious, inquisitive, crazy little carbon copies of Sam and I really have never looked cuter than when they are asleep. Can I get an Amen?! And while you would assume that these few moments of silence would be spent with yours truly cleaning and doing laundry, you’d be wrong, ha! This mama takes time to rest, de-stress, and prepare myself for the battle ahead (aka: the rest of the day). People always say “The cleaning can wait, spend time with your kids!” well I say, “The cleaning can STILL wait, give yourself a break AFTER spending time with the kids!” Haha!
* Make diaper time easy– Let’s face it, sometimes our sweet little ones get diaper rashes. This isn’t fun for anyone, especially when YOUR the one smearing the cold, gooey cream all over their bum. YUCK! Well my good friends at Dr. Smith’s have a new solution to help us busy moms make this sticky task easier! They have a NEW soothing, TOUCH FREE diaper rash spray. Is this not genius?! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE using this and the fact that it’s gentle and fast acting is a bonus! I mean diaper rashes are a bummer for everyone, but this spray helps make up for it…even if just a little!
Now that you’ve heard about the amazing new spray how about a giveaway?! There’s a $200 Visa gift card & Dr. Smith’s Prize pack for 1st place and 3 runner up Dr. Smith’s Prize Packs. The contest runs from Monday, August 11 at midnight and ends Sunday, August 17 at midnight. Hurry and don’t miss out!