Chasing toddlers and running errands is hard work. In fact, it’s such hard work that it should be considered a sport. As such, it should come as no surprise that by the end of the day, moms are utterly knackered.
The good news is that there are many modern conveniences that can help you through the day. Check out these mom essentials.
Always Buy Machine Washable Clothes
When you’ve got kids, everything gets dirty, including your own clothes. That’s why so many modern moms not only choose machine washable for their kids, they choose them for themselves as well. Machine washable clothes makes it easy to do a load in the washing machine every day without even breaking a sweat.
Where would we be without baby wipes? Baby wipes are needed on a continual basis, not just for when you have a baby. You never know when you’ll have to clean something up off the floor or clean out a graze your kid got while playing. Just make sure you get a baby wipe that is eco-friendly, and don’t throw them down the toilet when you’re finished with them: you’ll block your drains.
A Gigantic Purse
When you were younger, your purse was more of a fashion accessory, designed to complement your dress and your shoes. But as a mother, the purse has become something entirely different. Now it’s a container for everything, from diapers to snacks to the odd potty-training seat. Needless to say, your “purse” needs to be more like Mary Poppins’ bottomless bag.
The Coffee Machine
As a mom, it’s important that you find the best possible coffee maker. When you’ve been kept up all night by kids and are desperately low on sleep, caffeine might be the only thing that will keep you going. The funny thing is that your kids never seem to be lacking in energy. No matter how rough a night they’ve had, they’re still bouncing off the ceilings the next day while you do everything you can to catch up.
Keeping your hair in a ponytail might be the only option as a mom, what with all the cleaning, chores and kids throwing food everywhere. Keep a couple of hair ties in your giant purse, just in case you suddenly find yourself doing something very manual.
When you’ve got a children, you spend a lot of time crouching and bending. Sometimes it’s to pick them up, but often it’s to pick up the mess they leave behind in the store or at the library. But picking up lots of stuff off the floor in skinny jeans is rarely a good idea. Who wants their builder’s bum showing in public?
This is why yoga pants are a part of every mom’s essentials. They hug your body no matter what, meaning you’re able to fold into any shape you need to and keep your dignity intact.
There are plenty of different types of yoga pants out there, although Zohba’s tend to get good reviews.