Little Tricks to Help the Working Mom

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Working moms have very little time to get things done. Our time management skills are unmatched by anyone because even though we are busy, everything gets done. Whether we are planning a party, taking the kids to school, or working, we all have our little tricks of the trade that help us get by and succeed. It’s the tricks that help us the most and when you have a few aces up your sleeve you can play them and wow everyone around you. Here are a few tricks to keep in your back pocket in case you ever need to pull them out. 

Champagne Cake

The name alone is intriguing. A champagne cake is exactly what it sounds like. A cake made with champagne. It’s fluffy, it’s decadent and it’s relatively easy to make. Plan out a little bit of time to work through all the ingredients of the champagne cake recipe and get the cake made, but once you do that, you can arrive at any party, host any party, or liven up your children’s school bake sale with this fun and interesting recipe that will make the rest of the moms wonder how you have time to do it all. 

Use Delivery Services

Food shopping can take hours out of your day that you desperately need. If you have a large family you know that going to the grocery store is a family event because you can’t fit everything into one cart. You may also find that it’s a whole lot easier to shop in bulk in order to never run out of the things that you feel your family needs. How does the busy mom get around this hurdle? Have your groceries delivered. You can schedule the drop off time and someone else can do all the shopping for you. This is a great way to save time for the things that require your attention and allow you to be where you are needed the most. 

Keep a Back-Up Bag In Your Car

You will have days where you are darting all over the place. You will start off at work, head to the gym, go to parent/teacher meetings, and sporting events. How are you going to be in all these places in one day without stopping home? Leave a bag in your car that has a change of clothes and shoes. That way as you are changing venues, you can change clothes. It’s almost as if you are using your car as your own portable closet. You will always have things in there that you may need, so if you are running out of time between events you will be prepared to change and shift gears. 

Protein Bars

Protein bars are life savers when it comes to hunger, and as the mom on the go, you may not have the time to meal plan, stop for coffee, or sit and enjoy a meal. Having a few protein bars on hand is a great little trick to keep up your energy and your stamina. These bars are great at holding you over until you make it to that meal or get home to heat up something delicious for the family. They will help you stay on the go so that you won’t slow down and get off track throughout your day. 

Find Your Signature Recipe

Every working mom needs her signature recipe. Find something that is quick and easy to make that does not require a lot of prep work. When you have this recipe in your back pocket at all times, you can whip it out whenever someone needs anything to eat, you need to send food to someone who is grieving, or if there is a school function where you are asked to bring some food. Great recipes like chicken wrapped in maple bacon is a quick and easy dish that offers a lot of flavor and kids and adults will both love it so you can satisfy the hunger of everyone.

Conclusion

The working mom has a lot to do, but she accomplishes everything. It goes without saying that you should never run yourself too thin, and it is okay to say “no” when it suits your life before someone else’s. If you really want to help out and it’s no trouble at all, don’t make more work for yourself, just have some of these systems in place so you can show up for the ones you love without sacrificing what’s most important. 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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