I am sure every mom out there has a #momlife story! I would love to hear them.
I am a mom of 4 right now. Over the weekend we did respite for a four yr old and also had Ky and Nate over. So we had seven kiddos running around making memories. All of them complained about being bored, so we decided to do a glitter project! “Herpes” of arts and crafts yay!!!!!
So we all sit down, and of course, mom has rules! Wash your glitter hands in the bathroom!!! Well, a child decided to shove a toy down our drain in the bathroom sink. ( under construction during that time) so the tub is where they need to rinse their hands.
Anyways back to the arts and crafts. They all start engaging and having fun. Before I knew it, it looked like the trolls just farted throughout my kitchen. So I tell kiddos to start cleaning up. I assumed they all remembered to go to the restroom to rinse their hands…… That is where I went wrong. I didn’t do the typically repeat till the moment they follow through haha
Fast forward to dinner. It was the boys turn to wash dishes and girls had to put them up. So I get everyone bathed, teeth brushed, hair combed, lotion applied, medicine and house picked up. I decide it is time for a late night glass of milk and cookies. We all know being a mom if you aren’t running to your room locking the doors to eat those treats in peace! They will smell the cookies, and the search team begins to hunt for the sweetness!! So I put all kids to bed and make my move. Light off in the kitchen ☑ grab the cup out the cabinet ☑ open the fridge quick to grab the milk ☑ pour milk quietly ☑ grab three cookies ☑ run to the room ☑
Finally!!!! Victory is mine. I am enjoying my package of peanut butter cookies and a tall glass of milk.
I completed my task with no kids interrupting woot woot!!!
I look at the bottom of my cup to see how much glitter I have left to drink. Wait for what? Yes! I look in my beautiful cup of sparkles! There wasn’t a little bit of glitter….. Oh no! Tons of silver glitter! I immediately laughed. Why not! This is what I get for hiding and sneaking a late night snack.
I hear little feet heading my way and toss my wrapper evidence! Our 4yr old comes in and ask for a drink and of course notices my cup. “Momma share please!” so I explained how momma is now going to be like the characters off of Trolls and I couldn’t share because I had consumed all the amazing goodness already. Don’t worry made sure to check his cup. He would love to poop out glitter … I am not!
When it comes to my household, we use electronics on the daily. To each their own like I always say. Do what you want and what works for you! I am that mom who carries around a day planner and my kiddos know what book I am talking about when I ask them to get it. My children also know if they want to know what the week looks like for our family to look in the book but we also rely on electronics. We have a house hold tablet. Everyone is allowed to download games or have free range on it. Our two oldest kids have phones (WiFi access only) which they love to use for social media and selfies.
As a mother, you are constantly trying to find new things that work to make life easier. Here are a few apps I love!
Cozi family organizer
This planner is amazing! You have the ability to link emails and assign the task or event to the right full person. When I have to take three kids to 3 different places, it will notify that child. You can add a note as well. Like “be ready or else!” Haha, anyways it has helped out with our crazy busy schedule.
#2 Target cartwheel
I am that “mom” I go into Target for 1 item and come out with 15 items and completely forget about the thing I needed. So this fantastic app has helped me save and also stay focused on what I came in for. You can search what items are on sale before you enter the store and make a quick list. You scan your items for the discount, hand your phone to the cashier during check out and BAM! you just saved money and left with the item you needed. Well maybe but still you saved some money to turn back around to get it.
In that perfect home with those perfect children, you will sit down every night and read books to your kids. Don’t get me wrong, I read to my kids almost every night…. ok maybe three times a week, but I still make sure to get that time in through out the week. Let’s be real though, I am far from perfect and when it is 9pm, and all six kids still need baths, and by the time all that is left is a mess! This app is magic! The kids agree on a book and push play. I can listen to them while I get everyone’s hair brushed and lotion applied, without worrying about flipping pages! It also makes for a great family conversation starter in the end.
So that concludes my favorite apps for my family, as of right now, if I find more I will be sure to share!
*I am not affiliated with any of these companies which may be affected by the outcome of the reviews.
Some apps I had used did not work out for our family needs. Will update once we have a few months of positive feedback.