Is there a job more hectic than being a mom? I’m not so sure there is! Looking after a whole household, feeding your family and juggling it all alongside a job isn’t easy. I do know, however, that there are certain items in life that can make being a mother super easy to deal with. Want to know how I keep on top of everyday family life? I make sure I always have these five products in my home at all times.
We all have days when we can’t be bothered going to the supermarket. Or days we are simply too busy to leave the house. For those type of days, ensure you always have essential ingredients stored away in your kitchen cupboards. Dried food like flour and sugar have long shelf lives. Canned foods and instant mixes last for even longer. Always keep your fridge stocked with milk and eggs too. Then, at least, you will always be able to make pancakes whenever you are low on fresh ingredients.
Cold and Flu Medicine
You never know when a cold or flu will strike your family, so always be prepared. Make sure you have plenty of cold and flu medication in your medicine cabinet. Buy tablets and syrups that are suitable for your child’s age. Don’t forget some adult-strength tablets for you and your partner. In fact, you don’t have to stop at cold and flu treatments. Make sure you also have plenty of sore throat lozenges as well as plenty of headache medication. It’s also worth stocking up on vitamins to help strengthen your family’s immune systems.
Busy families will have lots to organize. From school events, playdates and family get-togethers. You’ll also have to plan a date night for you and your spouse as well! To help keep on top of things, buy a family planner or calendar. Don’t forget to write in every event that is coming up, so you don’t double-book yourself.
Keep on top of all kinds of grime and dirt with an all-purpose cleaner! Buy one that can be used on different surface types and can tackle various grease and grime. Not only can you clean the house with this, but it’ll be your secret weapon! Keep it up your sleeve for any little accidents your kids may have. Or accidents that you and your other half get into, for that matter!
Some days, we just want to treat ourselves. What better way to do this than making yourself look and feel glam with your favourite makeup. For this reason, I always keep some of The Balm’s cosmetics on my dressing table. Apply some lipstick and eyeshadow in the morning, even if you are just planning on staying at home. This will give you a confidence a boost. And you might feel like taking your kids for a spontaneous walk to the park seeing as you will already look ready to face the outside world!
Once you have all these products and items in your home, you’ll feel much more in control of your life. They are all important to fall back on, especially during periods when homelife feels a bit too hectic!