As a mom it seems like we are always on the go. And as a mom we are always looking for ways to make our busy lives a little easier. I know that even being a stay at home mom can be busy. My day starts by getting kids up, getting them ready for the day and making breakfast, not including getting my husband up and ready. So to make my mornings a little easier I get every ones clothes ready the night before. I also figure out what I will be making for breakfast for the family and have everything ready. I fill up my coffee maker so all I have to do is push the button when I get up. Once the morning routine is done and my husband is gone to work, its time for me to clean up the breakfast mess. Having a daughter who is old enough to help is great! She usually helps me put stuff up, do the dishes and wipe down the table. From there I have to get myself ready. Once I am ready we usually have playtime. What we end up doing for playtime is usually something I came up with the night before. So whether we have a creative playtime or outdoor playtime, I have already planned it out. During playtime I usually have a few minutes to get snacks out and plan lunch. One thing that I have found to make things easier is incorporating my kids in with getting lunch together. That way they are happy with what they have in front of them and there is not any fussing going on about not liking what they are getting. By the time lunch is over it is time to run errands. While my kids are eating their lunches, I pack some juices and snacks in a bag to take with us when we are running errands. Once the kids are done with lunch we clean up then get our shoes on and head out. By this time I am ready for my second cup of coffee or energy boosting drink. So something like a Seattle's Best Coffee Iced Late would be a perfect fit, to give me that boost I need when heading out to run errands with the kids! Once we are done running the errands for the day, the kids are usually ready to head home for a nap. This is my time to get the house work done. Once the kids are both in their rooms either napping or relaxing, I get the laundry, floors and bathrooms done. By the time I finish the kids are up and ready to go to the park to play. This is also the time I give them their afternoon snack. I also reload my drink bag and take it with us to the park. We usually play for about an hour sometimes more. While they are playing, I plan out dinner and chat with my friends. After the park we head to the store with the list I have made for dinner. When we get home from the store, the kids get cleaned up and my daughter usually assists with prepping for dinner. During the prep time, my son usually sits on the floor with some toys and plays until my husband gets home. Then when he gets home, the kids go and spend time with him either playing outside or in the living room until dinner is ready. Once dinner is ready everyone gathers at the table and eats. After dinner the kids usually play outside for a little bit while I clean up and my husband relaxes. When we call the kids back in they choose a book then sit on the couch while my daughter reads out loud to my son. Then its bedtime. When the kids are in bed, my husband and I sit down and relax and enjoy each others company. After watching a show together, my husband will watch the evening news, while I blog and prepare for the next day before we head to bed!
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