6 Ways for Busy Moms to Simplify and Slow Down

Some of my days go perfectly according to plan.  There are days when everyone gets along and naps and plays and eats at the precise times I hoped for.  Other days my son gets 5 stitches and my daughter takes my leftover Chick-Fil-A salad container out of the garbage and douses herself in avocado ranch dressing.  It’s called BALANCE.

But truthfully, I don’t believe in “balance”.  I was recently venting to a friend about all I had going on and she told me, “your life is always crazy though.  It’s always a little chaotic.  But so is everyone else’s.”  And it’s true!  So I can’t and won’t feed you any tales of balancing it all.  Because I don’t.  I don’t even know what that would look like!  And you already know that you need to take time for yourself and say ‘NO’ when you feel overcommitted so I’m not telling you THAT either.

What I will tell you is that I’ve found ways to simplify.  I’ve found systems and methods that help me to slow down and be less of a hot mess mom.  Tricks of the trade, if you will, that make my life slightly less chaotic.

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Homemade Lemonade and Strawberries & Lemonade Popsicles

My son’s favorite drink is lemonade. He asks for it everywhere we go. He specifically requests to eat at places he knows has it (I’m looking at you Chick-fil-A.) Recently, my husband explained to him that it’s just lemons, water, and sugar. You would have thought we told him the secret to eternal life. He would randomly and repeatedly tell me how lemonade is made. Finally, I asked him if he’d like to make it himself. He was ecstatic!

It’s an easy activity your kids can help with. My son loved rolling the lemons on the counter to loosen the juices and twirling the lemons around on top of our hand juicer! Making lemonade is his new favorite activity. more “Homemade Lemonade and Strawberries & Lemonade Popsicles”