Super Mom or Super Smart?
Moms are busy; really, really busy. Too busy to do much of anything besides laundry, dishes and cooking, unless, of course, you count picking up toys and trying to find a few minutes to brush your teeth during the day. Moms have a tough job. As the mother of two toddler girls, I know that with every bit of certainty in my body. When my youngest was born I was terrified to leave home with two kids by myself, leaving errands for the evenings when my husband was home and we could all go together or I could sneak in an hour of grocery shopping by myself. Now that my youngest is a year old and my oldest is going to start school in a few months, I realized that I have to put on my big girl panties and start leaving home with my kids. Many other moms have the same fear, and many moms have shared with me their tips for making an outing with two small children a little less stressful.
Always Be Ready
Moms often make a joke of being late for everything because it takes so long to get multiple little people – and themselves – dressed and out the front door in a timely manner. Moms can save a few minutes by always having the diaper bag fully stocked. When I come home from anything, the first thing I do is refill the water bottle, replace used outfits/diapers/panties with new ones and make sure the wipe container is fully stocked. I wash the folding potty seat, dry it and place it in a new plastic bag and then I return the diaper bag to the car. The next time I have to go somewhere, the bag is already ready to go and in the car, which makes things so much easier for me.