Mom life is busy, hard & tiring. But also wonderful, precious & magical. We’re exhausted, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. The little people in our lives challenge us every day, but the kisses and cuddles are the sweet little joys of motherhood.
Our modern culture doesn’t seem to foster the ‘village’ attitude that once existed. In the past, we would have had our mothers, friends, sisters living nearby to help out and we’d meet other like-minded moms in our neighbourhoods. We seem so much more isolated these days. Getting an afternoon of help requires planning weeks in advance and it’s almost not worth it in the end.
But thankfully technology has evolved in such a way that it helps us stay at least virtually connected. And there are in fact a ton of tools and resources available to help simplify family life!
I’ve done a load of research into over 74 resources that can help save your sanity. I have personally vetted all of the items and deemed them useful to busy moms! I would only ever recommend a tool that I would use myself.
(If you need a jump start into simplifying mom life, I recommend a good planner. So check out this gorgeous day planner from Well Planned Paper. And use my code laura10 for 10% off!)
Resource Guide – What’s Included:
24 amazing apps to keep your family organized, informed, entertained and safe. I use many of these apps myself and they are so handy especially when you’re out and about. Moms seem to be the ones who have to remember all the things for all the people. Apps can help with all that remembering. I included a few fun games that my boys quality tested and approved! (They were more than happy to oblige, lol)
Podcasts are a great way to keep from going totally insane. Have you ever had days (upon days) where you were unable to leave the house and communicate with another adult human? Perhaps during the winter or bouts of illness? Yeah, I tend to go a little batty. Podcasts can help soothe the loneliness and offer some inspiration and motivation to keep on carrying on.
Who doesn’t love awesome printables?! That’s right, no one. I’ve assembled the prettiest and most useful printables that you can download fo’ free! I think the pantry labels are my fave, they have that chalkboard look and you can customize them easily for what’s in your cupboards!
Courses & Challenges
Are you looking for some tested systems you can implement to boost your organization or productivity? Here’s a selection of courses and challenges (nothing too intense or time-consuming, I promise!) to help you get back on track. These courses are all designed by real moms who understand the struggle.
Subscriptions are the height of ‘set it and forget it’. And getting awesome snail mail packages is sure to give a fun boost to your day. I’m obsessed with getting fun things in the mail! (Shh, don’t tell my husband.) There are options for kid subscriptions that your kiddos will go nuts for. I don’t know about you, but I always thought I’d be that mom that was totally organized and prepared interesting and educational creative activities for her kids. In reality, not so much. Subscription boxes make me feel like a better mom. Annnd a little self care in the form of pretty little jewelry pieces can go a long way. 🙂
Products & Services
I’m gonna be honest right here, not everything on the list is free. I’ve tried my best to find the most valuable free resources for you, but sometimes it’s worth paying for something that’s really going to improve your life! My personal indulgence is my food delivery service. It made a noticeable difference to my mood and stress-levels. Coming up with meal ideas every single day was really making me cranky. Now I don’t stress. It’s worth every penny! (Just ask my husband, haha)
So that’s what you can expect to find in this epic helpful-to-the-max mom guide. I know you’ll find lots of useful recommendations, so don’t wait, download it now!