3 Momma Must Haves
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24/7, 7 days a week. Snacks and baths, toys, games, crafts, and dirty diapers. Us moms really do it all. Everything our littles need and having to do all our daily "keep the house from looking like a trap house" chores. How the heck do we do it?
We have all been there. Your working on your chores, you're really into what you're doing, and you're on a roll. Only to notice the kids are really quiet. Too quiet. Normally I find my little monsters in the toilet, dumping their drink on the floor for the other to lick up, or playing in something they SOMEHOW got their hands on!
This leads me to say I will take anything that makes my life easier! Anything that cuts time off of the things that I have to do so that I have more time either to myself or for my kids. So I'm here to share with you the absolute mommy must-haves that I couldn't live without!
I have absolutely no idea how I ever lived without my Bissell Crosswave! All that time it took me to sweep the floors then mop the floors; wasted! With three little girls, four dogs, and a husband that tracks everything inside I was sweeping and mopping my floors twice a day. Now all I have to do is plug this baby in and go. It sweeps and mops at the same time!
I purchased the Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro Plus because ya know, four dogs. There are more standard models that are a bit cheaper also. I just figured, for the money, I wanted to get the best. And this is the best. I have cleaned cereal, m&m's, spilled dog food, and even dog pee up with this. It doesn't leave streaks and its super easy to clean when you're done!
When we have our annual litter of puppies I use this to clean the puppy pen even! It works amazingly on rugs and short carpet too. I have all hardwood in my home and I've never had streaks or a nasty residue left on my floors either! I can't say enough good things about this. I couldn't live without this thing. What used to take me at least an hour now takes me twenty minutes!
I'm telling all mommas out there this thing will save you so much time and is so worth the investment!
I love making my own baby food, I've made baby food for both my older girls and will with my youngest as well. Before this amazing station, I would put whatever fruit, vegetable, or dish (ex. spaghetti, chicken alfredo) into a food, processer, blend until I reached the consistency I wanted, and then make a huge mess trying to place them into ice cube trays and freeze them. Once frozen I would take them from the trays (which is a lot harder than it sounds) and place them into baggies and label them. I would have to be sure to use these up within a few weeks or they would easily freezer burn.
That was until I found this! The Infantino Squeeze Station makes everything so much easier and relatively mess-free. I always loved those little squeeze pouches you buy at the store because they were so convenient and easy for on the go. But now I make my own!
Infantino sells the disposable pouches and reusable pouches (which is what I use because I'm all about saving money) that are dishwasher safe. They even have cute little spoon attachments you can purchase to attach to each pouch!
Normally I will choose a day out of the month and spend that entire day making squeeze pouches and freezing them for use threw out the month. I love that all of their pouches can be frozen for this reason here. Bye-bye freezer burn!
Even my four year old likes these pouches! This station has saved me so much time, money, and mess clean-ups I will never go without one.
Now this one doesn't save me time but I absolutely could not live without it! I have a slight obsession with smells. With dirty dogs and many stinky diapers, there are a lot of different smells running around my house. I've always been the type to have four of five candles burning at once but now that I have reckless little human beings running around the house it makes me a bit uneasy having a candle burning unless I'm able to constantly watch it.
I currently have three warmers constantly going. I just think it makes my house feel so warm and homey and it makes me feel like I have my life together.
With warmers, I am able to place them on top of our book cased far from little hands, as for candles I can not because they would be far to close to the ceiling and would leave a nasty black residue or, even worse, the chance to start a fire!
I still love my candles (especially this one) and I keep a few on hand for an emergency, but mostly I use my warmer day in and day out.
So there you have it. The three mommy must-haves that I myself couldn't imagine going one day without! For more articles like this, subscribe and share. You can also visit me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!