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12 Must Have Items that will Make Any Busy Mom’s Life a Breeze

Let’s face it, all moms are busy moms, so why not invest in simple and affordable products that will simplify your day and make busy mom life a breeze!

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I’ve always been one to prioritize ease and simplicity in my life. Work smarter not harder, amiright? With three kids, two dogs, and a house to manage “busy mom” is often an understatement.

These 12 products have made my life a breeze and can help you too!

Whether you’re a busy mom yourself, looking for ways to simplify your life or you’re in the market for that perfect gift for the mom who is doing it all, these must have items will make the life of any busy mom much, much easier! So grab a cup of coffee and start shopping!

Busy Mom Products:

For the Kids

Between naps, diapers, school, errands, sports, and activities, busy moms are always on the go! Some of my go-to products to make my life easier aren’t really for me at all, they’re actually for my kids!

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

I stumbled upon these stainless steel water bottle from Pura and they changed my life. And that is NOT an exaggeration. Are you ready for this: it’s one bottle for life. ONE bottle FOR LIFE.

If you’re tired of hand washing all of the bottle parts, or your toddler drinking lukewarm milk at the park from the plastic cup, or if you’re sick of the stacks and stacks of unused, impractical child cups in your house….do yourself a favor, throw them all alway and swap it out for the Pura. I bought one for each kid, BOOM! Done, one cup per kid. Life made easier for this busy mom!

Snack Cups

If you have children and you ever plan to leave the house you need these snack cups. They’re easy to use, dishwasher safe, and perfect for dry snacks like crackers and cereal. I give them to my little guys when they aren’t old enough to handle a plastic baggie without spilling…..so basically I give them snack cups until they’re about 5.

And since it’s almost impossible to spill out of these bad boys you won’t have to worry about cleaning up crackers everywhere you go! Plus, you can get both for under $5….busy mom win!

Kindle for Kids

I’ve said this time and again: I never thought I would be the mom who let her kids use a tablet just so I could run errands, but alas, I am. And you know what?! I kind of love it! Between weird nap schedules and a husband that works long hours it’s a challenge to get a moment of peace during the day.

My son loves his Kindle and I love that he can play educational games on it. Which gives me a chance to think in peace and quiet at least once a day!

Busy Mom Products:

For Mom

Alright, enough about the kids, what about mom? I’ve got you covered! These incredible items make my days run much more smoothly.

The Perfect Diaper Bag

I bought this Fisher Price diaper bag when I was pregnant with number three knowing I would need something high performing. It has met and exceeded every expectation I had for a diaper bag.

The quality is excellent, plenty of storage, and I love the wipe pouch on the side….it makes diaper changing super easy! I went through no less than 5 diaper bags before this one; if you are a busy mom on the go this is the only bag you need!

Handheld Vacuum

 

Talking about vacuums isn’t exactly fun but I’ll tell you what: having this handheld vacuum in my house was a game changer! I first got it when my oldest was a toddler and I constantly had crumbs everywhere. Four years, two more kids, and two giant dogs later it’s still going strong!!

The battery lasts forever and it makes cleaning up crumbs and dirt so quick and easy. Plus, my five year old thinks it’s awesome to use so he vacuums for me quite a bit. Now that’s a win for everybody! (The version that I have is no longer available on Amazon Prime so I linked the new version of the same vacuum. And guess what?! It has more power and a lower price point, you’re welcome!)

Matcha Tea

I’ve become obsessed with matcha! It’s absolutely delicious and I find the caffeine gives me the energy boost I need without all the shakes and jitters I get from coffee. I finally found a matcha that I like and I have been making my lattes at home. I look forward to my morning matcha latte every morning and once that caffeine hits it’s like I’m a new woman!

Pro Tip: I also purchased this individual-sized blender to mix the matcha with the milk, matcha is a powder so I find either an individual blender or a handheld blender is needed to really blend it)

Busy Mom Products:

Beauty

Changing up my beauty routine as a mom has changed. my. life. Not only have I found it important to invest in higher performing products (thanks postpartum hormones) but I’ve found the right products can simplify my day by making my morning routine easier and faster!

Overnight Resurfacing Peel

I use this Overnight Resurfacing Peel about every other night and I’m completely in love with it! It gives my skin a glow that it hasn’t had in years. And after three babies I thought glowing skin might be impossible!

It has completely changed my morning routine because I spend much less time and energy trying to cover up blemishes and even out my skin tone. The overnight resurfacing peel evens out my skin tone and gives me the confidence to leave the house without foundation!

Volumizing Mascara

I love, love, LOVE this volumizing mascara! It goes on smooth without clumping and gives me that “Hey, I probably got more than 4 hours of sleep” look that I’m always after.

I am super picky about my mascara, because most days it’s the only make-up I wear. I need my mascara to be super high-performing. Plus, I have sensitive eyes and I can’t wear my contacts when I wear cheap mascara with lots of junk in it.

But since Beauty Counter creates safer skin care and beauty products I don’t have to worry about what I’m putting on my eyelashes. Not only does this volumizing mascara make my eyelashes look incredible, it has given me the ability to wear my contacts again and for me that is has a huge impact on my quality of life.

Charcoal Cleansing Bar

It was hard to narrow down all of my favorite products to just three, but this charcoal cleansing bar rounds out my top products from Beauty Counter. Before I started using the charcoal cleansing bar I was newly postpartum with my third baby and in desperate need of something better for my skin.

I needed a new beauty routine that had my skin feeling fresh and truly deep cleaned. This charcoal cleansing bar was the perfect answer for that and I’m so happy I purchased it. Plus it lasts forever and ever, definitely worth every penny!

Busy Mom Products:

Grocery Delivery

I’ve talked about this before on my blog but I get groceries delivered just about every week. Dragging three kids through the grocery store is basically my worst nightmare! Plus, using a delivery service saves me money because I’m not impulse purchasing for three hangry kids.

Amazon Subscribe and Save

Use this service to set up automatic delivery for items that you use regularly like toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, even dog food! And if you have enough items on your subscribe and save subscription you can save even more.

Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh is my all-time favorite grocery delivery service. They’re easy to use AND now that Amazon owns Whole Foods there are a ton of fresh, organic options. I cannot say enough good things about this service. It saves me so much time and energy.

Thrive Market is kind of like Amazon meets Costco meets Whole Foods

It’s an online store (no brick and mortar) that offers real food with clean ingredients at affordable prices.  I like using Thrive Market for dry foods like cereals and snacks for the kids. And if you click on my link you’ll get 25% off your first order!! 25% off of groceries delivered to your door?! You can’t go wrong!

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