Life with young children takes a lot of maintenance.
A mom of little ones has a wide scope of responsibility. Your daily life may involve breastfeeding multiple times a day, cutting up food into tiny pieces, navigating naptimes, keeping up with growth spurts, potty training, cleaning up messes, doing the laundry, the dishes, and shopping for groceries – all while trying to stay under a budget and find time for yourself. Whew!
Does the never-ending cycle of daily tasks leave you feeling as if you spend more time maintaining life than actually living life?
While there are seasons of motherhood where survival mode is necessary, it shouldn’t become the new normal with no end in sight. After all, you want to enjoy the early years of motherhood. Not just wish it away to a time when you get more sleep or have more time for yourself.
Are you living well? Or are you, well, living?
Do you wish you could streamline and automate more aspects of your daily life so the practical things don’t take up as much time or energy?
Would you like to have a more efficient and less stressful home life?
Here at Simplifying Mom Life you’ll find practical ways to streamline the necessities so you have more time to focus on what matters most and, ultimately, live well with little ones. From organization and meal planning to self-care and family travel – the topics covered here all relate to helping you simplify your life as a mom.
You’ll find practical and affordable solutions in the following areas of mom life:
- Organizing and Decluttering tips to streamline and systematize your home life.
- Meal planning ideas and Crockpot Recipes to save time, money and energy.
- Productivity hacks to get more done in less time, with intention.
- Self-care ideas, because you can’t pour from an empty cup.
- Motherhood hacks from pregnancy to potty training.
- Travel tips, including things to do in Orange County (from a local’s perspective).
My journey to simplify my own mom life began soon after I had my daughter.
I began my brand new work-at-home job when my daughter was only 8 weeks old. I didn’t have family nearby to help and my husband and I shared a car (that he usually took to work).
I spent A LOT of time at home. By myself. With a new baby.
To be honest, it was tough transitioning into being a new mom and working at home in a new job with a new company. I was beyond grateful that I could be at home with our daughter. However, I quickly realized that our home systems were not functional for our new family life. Plus, by the time my daughter turned one, I began to feel overwhelmed by all the clutter in the house. And we only had 1 child! I thought, “if this is the amount of stuff we have with only one child, I can’t imagine how much our stuff will multiply as we continue to grow our family.”
So I decided right then and there to ruthlessly de-clutter our house, set up a home management system, and create a standard for the stuff we keep and bring into our home. I put a system in place of how I would deal with constant clutter and set limitations on what we store and own. As a work-at-home mom, time was valuable so I created a simple meal planning system to streamline grocery shopping. I also found ways to be more productive and fit in self-care (something I hadn’t practiced until I became a mom).
Once we got another car, I got out of the house a lot more to explore where I live and find fun things to do in Orange County with kids.
Besides being a lover of simplification, here are a few other tidbits about me:
- I love the Lord.
- I’ve been married for 7 years to my dear husband and we have one daughter.
- I enjoy traveling. I’ve traveled to over 30 countries on 4 continents. Some highlights were visiting Ephesus, Pompeii, and Iceland.
- I grew up in Oklahoma and got my degree in Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma. I’ve worked professionally in the field and taught private voice lessons at a music school. Now that I’m a SAHM, my toddler is my audience, but only for her requested songs of course. 🙂
I’d love to learn a little something about you!
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