I’m sharing a few tips/tricks that help mom and kids not just “get through” the day, but “excel through the day.” I don’t like saying “I wish it was the weekend,” because I simply don’t know what the weekend will bring. God has me here, today. This is a day to live to the fullest, not wish that it will end.
Cleaning. First, realize that the to do list will likely not be completed until your babies are off to college. Even then? Iffy! My simple trick to keeping the house somewhat tidy and sanitized? Set the timer for 20 minutes and hit the bad places. Set it for 20 more minutes to play with the kids or take a break. Alternate like this throughout the day as time allows! And before you know it the messes won’t be as overwhelming.
Get fresh air! Even if it’s frigid, go on your front porch and just breathe in the air. Sometimes a quick change of scenery and subjection to Vitamin D will improve your mentality.
MUSIC, music, music! We play Pandora constantly. It keeps things light and fun.
Practice gratitude. When you start to feel overwhelmed, quickly think of ten things you are thankful for today. I try to remember other people are having to “buck up,” too, and that they may have it much worse, and that what I have isn’t even bad!!
Look at old pictures of your kiddos. It puts time into perspective. You may get baby fever, just to warn you.
Own your choices. You are in charge of your life, and how you raise your children. It’s up to you!
Put your phone AWAY. Read books, color, build blocks, dance! Be goofy and carefree with your children.
And those are just a few of the things I do regularly to keep both momma and babies happy and healthy.