As a mom of toddlers, I am often around other moms of small children and two common topics that come up over time are:
(1) “How do I save time?”
(2) “What’s an easy way to do this?”
Let’s face it–when you have kids, there is only so much time you can save and nothing is easy about being a mom :). With that said, it is all the more important to have efficient gear and gadgets (please note that I am only specifying brand names when necessary):
(1) Primo Bath Tub–This bathtub can be used from Day 1 and my 2 and 3-year-olds still use it. It’s safer than using your own bathtub/sink and other baby tubs, saves water, and makes bath time a cinch (with this tub, bath time for each kid is only 5 minutes!).
(2) Electric Pressure Cooker–Three words: One button cooking. Throw everything in a pot, push a button, and walk away. I cannot imagine my life without mine.
(3) Stand Mixer–Many people have hand mixers (as do I) but the idea is that the less you have to do by hand, the better. Also, mommy deserves a treat once in a while (try making a chiffon cake with a hand mixer–possible but would take forever!).
(4) Blender–If you’re lazy, busy, or have kids who won’t eat their veggies (or all of the above), then a blender can help you and your family have a healthier diet. Remember, there’s a difference between blending and juicing (both have benefits).
(5) Contours Options Tandem Stroller–I have used this stroller just about every day since our kids were born and I would say that this is probably the best mommy gear we have in our home. The reason is because the seats can recline 180 degrees, are adjustable, and removable/interchangeable. The space under the seats has ample storage for shopping and day trips. In addition, there is a shopping basket attachment that you can purchase. (Before we had our second child, we would replace the second stroller seat with the shopping basket attachment–pure genius; I would get wide-eyed, envious looks from other moms of babies every time I used our stroller.)
(6) TravelJohn Unisex Travel Disposable Urinals–This product is a godsend. Anyone (men, women, boys, girls, adults, toddlers, etc.) can use it. Plus, it’s odor and leak resistant (the internal non-toxic gel instantly absorbs urine and transforms all contents into a gel). Super portable and disposable. Use it anytime and anywhere. Need I say more?