The phrase “busy mom” is a bit redundant. Let’s just say “moms,” as the fact that they’re busy should be a given. If you’re a mom, whether you have a 9 to 5 job or have your hands full managing your home, you could probably use some help.
This isn’t to say that being a mother is a drag or that it isn’t rewarding; it is. But ask any mom: no matter what any individual day’s schedule looks like, it’ll be full. The point here is that mom’s don’t have it easy, and that, if there was a way for moms to streamline a few of their day-to-day activities, it would probably be welcome.
Unfortunately, not everybody can have a personal assistant to follow you throughout the day or manage their schedules. Luckily, however, there are a handful of genuinely useful tools that you can employ in your own home and life to free up a bit of time.
We’ve established that moms are busy. Well, then, what better way to cap a stressful (but rewarding) day than with a glass of wine? Don’t worry, this one will stay between us, but know that if you enjoy ending the day with a glass (or bottle) of wine, you’re not alone.
In fact, not only are you just one of many moms out there with a taste for wine, but there’s even a subscription service made just for this purpose. Winc will send you a few bottles of new and unique wine every month, allowing you to indulge a bit while still feeling classy and trying something new. Best of all, you don’t have to go any further than your front porch to get it.
2) Occasion Station
With everything that goes on each day, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is which relative or coworker is celebrating a birthday, graduation, or promotion. On the other hand, the last thing you want to do is forget a loved one’s (or an acquaintance’s—let’s be honest) milestone.
Enter Occasion Station. Designed with busy moms in mind, Occasion station allows you to input the names of anybody you’ll be needing to buy a gift for, the dates that they’ll need said gift, and their interests and hobbies. From there, either you’ll get a reminder when the time comes to buy a gift, or if you’d rather, Occasion Station’s team takes over. They’ll take care of the whole process allowing you to continue to be on the ball without having to interrupt your schedule.
3) Fit Snack
Last time you checked in your fridge, cabinets, or pantry looking for a snack, what did you find? If all you saw was a wall of fruit snacks, potato chips, and cereal staring back at you, than Fit Snack could be exactly what you were looking for all along.
Fit Snack delivers to your door a curated box of great tasting and healthy snacks once a month to fuel all of your adventures. No more scouring the snack aisle or wandering through health stores willed with fruits you’ve never heard of, Fit Snack is here to help.
4) Groovy Lab In a Box
Have you ever looked at your kids staring blankly into one of the many screens around the house (we all have them) and wondered if it was going to make their brains rot out like your grandma used to say? With Groovy Lab in a Box, those worries will be gone.
Groovy Lab in a Box sends a—you guessed it—box to your home once a month filled with information and experiments that your kids can do at home. This might not keep them from watching TV when you’re not looking, but it might just even out any potential damage.
With everything else going on in the home, it’s easy to forget that the finances don’t manage themselves. Intuit’s Mint is an online service and app that allows you to manage all of your bank accounts and credit cards from one location and keep track of every cent that comes in and out of your home.
Mint is a secure service that will basically act as your home’s executive assistant, keeping all of your important financial information organized and accessible. Very little brings more security into a home than knowing that your finances are safe, and that’s what Mint does.
No service or subscription will make being a mom easy, but they can free up a bit of time in which you can catch up on things, or better yet, take some time for yourself. If there’s one thing that everybody can agree on, it’s that you’re worth it.
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