Times have changed…by go to essentials just aren’t what they used to be! I’m still a simple gal, but my wants and needs are different than they were before. For me personally & in our home I feel like we use and run out of the same things over and over again. Here are a few MOM essentials that keep me going!
Frozen Grapes (geeps…as #2 calls them).
Simple I know, but these are our go to snack. Super healthy and kind of taste like a treat. Green or red, big or small, stick them in the freezer and we’re a happy family!
The Sponge of all Sponges
The Mister Clean Magic Eraser sponge is a miracle worker. It removes everything from anything! Don’t really understand how they do it, but I don’t ask, I just scrub!
MOM’s Makeup Bag
It’s hit or miss if I put makeup on every day. Sometimes I need the go to essentials that make me look awake (nothing more). These three items are what do the trick…NARS Concealer, Lancome Mascara, and Laura Mercier Lip Gloss. I’ve gotten terribly lazy and now order from Nordstrom.com and they show up at my doorstep (and I don’t pay shipping)..Genius!
Black & Decker Hand Vacuum
This is a hand me down from my sister and I don’t know how we lived before this (well, we didn’t have a boy!) #2 is SUCH A MESS! He spills, drops and throws EVERYTHING. Have no fear, the handy vac saves us every time. Small investment, makes our life so much cleaner!
Like the vacuum, I don’t know how I ever survived without wipes. I have no doubt that I’ll keep these as a staple long after the chicklets are out of diapers. I use them for everything and keep them in the car for any boogies, sticky fingers or spills. I’m a Huggies brand girl, but any wipe will do!
Normally my go to snack baggie is disposable, but I love the idea of these reusable bags for snacks on the go or in the lunch box. We go through boxes of ziploc baggies and couldn’t travel with out them.
The ‘other’ Shampoo
I was recently introduced to dry shampoo….and then my life changed. It’s a simple spray that gives your hair an extra day (or two!) or life in between showers. The reality of being a mom (especially the early days), is that showers can be hard to come by and this product helps you look semi-put together even when you are secretly not!
Fruit punch for Moms
3 pm is the usual time where I need a pick me up to get through the longest part of the day with pick ups, dinner, baths, stories and bed time. Unfortunately for me, I am not a coffee drinker, but I have found a wonderful drink that add’s spark to your day. It’s Advocare’s Spark Energy Drink and I’m crazy about it. I usually drink 1 a day and it honestly helps to replace the energy lost in the earlier part of the day. Victory for mom!
Happy Friday, what essentials can you not live without?