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Motherhood is crazy chaotic.
You’re always prepping for the next step. Packing up the diaper bag, preparing snacks and thinking twenty steps ahead.
You have to get up at six to have the babies ready by eight. Just to get to your appointment by nine that you scheduled so you could be home by noon for their nap. After which they’ll wake up from right after you sit down from cleaning up the house. All because you had a hard day and decided to leave it for future you which you now regret and knew you would then.
Sound like your life?
But how do you keep going if all you’re doing is prepping for the smaller, poopier version of you?
You need some things for yourself, mama!
That is why I have decided to share with you guys a couple things I have to have as a busy mom of twins.
Make sure you follow along to the end where I share with you guys a great deal going on NOW!
This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR Sports Drinks, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
Five Must Haves for Busy Mamas
1. A Standard Paper Planner
I may be a smart phone obsessed millennial mama, however, nothing beats sipping on my iced coffee and planning out my week in my planner.
2. Tinted Moisturizer
A busy mama MUST! I am all about killing two birds with one stone. It is a must for looking great and keeping your skin hydrated.
3. A Quality iPhone Case
Odd ball? Yes. But now that I mention it, you’re shaking your head yes aren’t you? I couldn’t count on one hand how many times I have dropped my iPhone while picking up the twins, hopping out of the car, or frantically making them a snack because they scream like they’ve never been fed before each time they’re hungry. Which is always.
4. Grab n Go Snacks
That standard morning timeline I gave you in the beginning of this post? Yeah, did I ever say anything about having time to eat? No. Because I don’t. You are likely in the same boat. So instead of picking off bites of your kids meals and snacks, keep some bars and other grab n go goodies in the house so you can do just that; grab and go.
5. BODYARMOR Sports Drinks
Finally, busy mama’s need hydration! That is where I turn to BODYARMOR Sports Drinks.
I first heard about them through my local mom group. So many of my mom friends swore by BODYARMOR while pregnant and nursing. They all said that it helped with milk production and hydration which we all know is tough while pregnant or nursing. I then had to try it out and I really think the sports drink is one of the reasons I was able to produce as much as I did for the twins. Now as a non-nursing busy mama, they are my go to for a hydration pick me up! So I was really excited when they opened up the offer to work together so that I could share the love with you guys!
BODYARMOR Sports Drinks are made from natural ingredients, which is great since most other popular sports drinks on the market can’t promise the same. Plus they come in a wide variety of flavors. The original BODYARMOR Sports Drinks come in Strawberry Banana, Orange Mango, Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Tropical Punch, Blackout Berry, Mixed Berry, Grape, Pineapple Coconut, Watermelon Strawberry and Knockout Punch. Then BODYARMOR LYTE comes in Peach Mango, Cherry Berry, Orange Citrus, Blueberry Pomegranate. Of all the flavors, Peach Mango and Strawberry Banana are my favorite.
While you can find them most everywhere here in the US, I have a special deal to share with you guys exclusively from Walgreens!
Starting in 2018, BODYARMOR Sports Drink is now available at all Walgreens locations nationwide. Click HERE to receive $1.00 off on TWO (2) Bottles of BODYARMOR Sports Drink or BODYARMOR LYTE Sports Drink (16oz Only) at any Walgreens location.
Now go conquer the world mama. I hope you found my list useful and if anything, I hope they make you feel like a semi put together mama.
Stay hydrated and remember, you got this!
I need to pick up some tinted moisturizer… you are completely right about killing two birds with one stone! We, single mommas, need all the shortcuts we can get!
I know I’ve tried these before but it has been a while – may need to give them a go again!
The flavor selection is my favorite part about them! I like that they’re so different and the coconut water adds so much!
YES to iPhone cases! Can’t tell you how many times my case has saved my phone from those “mama I take picture please… whoops!” moments!
Snacks are super important! Goldfish, cheese sticks, fruit snacks, cereal bars and pretzel M&Ms are always in our pantry!
Yum! We keep similar things stocked!
Lol right! I can never go without a case!
These were spot on!! Love it!
Yes to the paper planner! I thought I was the only one who still uses one (and can’t live without it), but I think there’s a whole bunch of us who are secretly doing it!
Laurie @ www.lifewithasideoftheunexpected.com says
I had not heard of these drinks. I will check them out. And tinted moisturizer is a lifesaver!
Lol! I just can’t get behind the iPhone calendar. I don’t remember anything! I love seeing everything written out
If you find some near you, check out the peach mango flavor! I have been living off of it during this heatwave we have been having here in the PNW