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Let me tell you a little story. A few weeks back, my husband, two children, and I flew to visit grandma and grandpa. On our way home, my husband decided that he wanted to save $10 on a luggage cart. So off we went hauling 2 tired children, 2 car seats, 3 backpacks, 7 bags, and a stroller to our car. The only problem was that my husband forgot where we had parked. 45 minutes later and we were still a sight to be seen searching for our car.
Looking for our car, I was carrying my screaming newborn, trying to keep my two-year-old entertained, holding a bag with one hand and pushing my stroller with the other; little did I know this was just the beginning to life as a multitasking mom. With two kiddos under the age of three, my life sometimes feels like a one-handed juggling act. Although I find myself multitasking like never before, I’ve managed to stumble upon a few tips and tricks that allow me to complete multiple tasks while still focusing on what really matters.
Multitasking Tips for Busy Moms
Wear your baby: My little girl LOVES to be held. Although I wish I could sit around all day and just hold her, I have many tasks that I need to complete each day. I find that when I wear my baby in a front pack, this allows me to have at least one free hand to play with my son, get the dishes done, etc. all while still maintaining that closeness with my little girl.
Clean with your kids: Keep your kids entertained AND pick up the house by involving your children during cleaning time. Make cleaning fun by creating fun cleaning games; racing to see who can pick up their toys the fastest, making designs with the window cleaner while wiping it down, etc.
Exercise as a family: Burn a few extra calories while spending time with your loved ones by going on family walks, bike rides, hikes, etc. If nothing else, head outside and play on the playground or start a game of tag.
Prioritize: I find that I can’t focus on the important things in life when I have begrudging tasks hanging over me. I find that when I complete my least favorite tasks first, I’m able to accomplish my other tasks quicker and worry-free.
Although life can be quite stressful and overwhelming, as the Sisterhood of Motherhood Campaign reminds us, we are all in this together. Setting judgement aside, as mothers, we can encourage and uplift each other.
During life’s hectic moments, let’s join together with Similac and offer parents words of support. After-all, we are all parents trying to do what’s best for our babies.
How do you multitask as a busy mom?
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