Raise your hand if you need all the blessed help to get the job done…
You too? Then join me in finding the best ways to work from home – and make this job easier!
With so many products out there, it’s so hard to know what works and what doesn’t.
I LOVE testing out new ways to work hard, mom well, and stay sane. Let me know if you have anything to add to this list! I will keep it updated as I find new favorites.
Without further ado: my favorite ways to work from home…
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Make your office pretty and practical
These are worth every cent.
Because of these I can listen to a meeting, walk downstairs to get my daughter’s snack – and not skip a beat.
And, the re-chargeable case makes them a mom’s best friend!
Mom Bonus – I can listen to my favorite podcast with these at night when I get 5 minutes to myself. Wire-free. Total win.
August Bluetooth Headphones
I love these bluetooth headphones so much.
When I was breastfeeding, I asked my husband for comfortable bluetooth headphones that weren’t sound-deadening. (It freaks me out to no be able to hear my child.)
He did the research and got me these and they are so comfortable! Totally recommend.
6-Foot Phone Charger
I don’t know what I would do without this 6-foot long phone charger. No mom should use a charger that is less than 6 feet long.
I usually have this ultra-long charger stretched out across the playroom – and it is PERFECT. Totally a must-have.
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Revlon One-Step Dryer and Volumizer
THIS is how I get it all done. I cannot rave about this mom hack enough. This Revlon One-Step hair dryer has shortened my hair prep from about 30 minutes to about 10 – from wet hair!
Also – I can wash my hair at night and use this to completely do my hair in the morning. I’ve always wanted to be able to skip morning showers!
You have to check out Amazon’s over 8,000 near perfect reviews. It is the product of the year
I started using Le Tote when I was pregnant and needed maternity help, and I fell in love! There are a lot of fashion subscription services out there – but not many for just renting clothes.
With Le Tote, you rent their clothes for a month – with an unlimited number of boxes per month. This is an excellent service for working moms who don’t have time to shop.
If you are pregnant – their maternity boxes are AWESOME! I made sure to rent some dresses for baby showers and nicer events. Also – I loved receiving new jewelry and accessories when I felt fat and uncomfortable!
It’s the “Netflix for shoes” and every mom’s BEST FRIEND. I love this subscription because it sends you a curated showroom every month – with shoes starting at $10!
Their styles are insanely cute – and there is no obligation to buy! I have loved every pair I have gotten.
How to keep up when you don’t have the time.
Baby albums what? Family photo albums? Who really has the time.
Im obsessed with these little books because I can connect my computer, upload my favorite photos and within an hour send them to all our favorite people.
No scrapbooking. No printing photos. Just tiny little photo books to remind you of you people.
The One Line a Day Journal
I discovered this One-a-Day journal a few years back – and bought it on a whim.
Since then it has become my favorite way to journal memories and events.
Before you go to bed, you write one sentence about the day. You do this every night – and then after a year you repeat the same process for a new year. I love looking back on last year to see what happened “this time last year”.
I am now on my third year – and I can’t tell you how precious knowing these memories has been. I hate that I didn’t do this years before to keep those memories.
Rifle Weekly Calendar
I can’t function with a daily, hourly, minute-by-minute calendar. I kid. But, no really. I work best with a simple weekly calendar.
This Rifle one is a beautiful desk accessory that happens to keep my life in order. Win!
My Favorite Mom Things
This is my secret weapon.
My favorite baby product review site is Lucie’s List. They are the ONLY site I check before buying baby products – from car seats, to kids’ shoes, to travel gear. I trust what they say 100%.
Also – they have THE BEST newsletter that customizes their emails to your child’s age. So I get summer and toddler emails – during the time it’s summer and I have a toddler. Seriously, you have to sign up.
Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump
When my daughter was 7 weeks old, I was rushed to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. I stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks – and during those weeks – every 3 hours – I pumped.
I couldn’t see my daughter. I just held a photo of her and pumped. Again, a few months later I needed surgery and pumped for 4 weeks.
Each of those times, we adjusted back to breastfeeding fine.
The Medela Breast Pump was my eternal lifesaver. It is hospital-grade, and I easily adjusted to and fro with it from the hospital. Also, the parts are EASILY accessible. If you need a breast pump recommendation, I definitely recommend this one.
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Target Same Day Delivery
Once I got pregnant – and the summer got hot – and my daughter couldn’t stay away from the toy section – I had to stop my fun weekly Target runs. Sad, I know.
But, I was super happy to start using Target’s Same Day Delivery! This has made my fun Target shopping hauls just as fun – and it gives me an excuse to shop online. Check it out and if you don’t have time to shop.
Amazon Subscribe and Save
Subscribe and Save is my eternal lifesaver. I use this Amazon monthly subscription to order everything – diapers, soap, makeup, coffee, toothpaste, toilet paper…
I love that some items come every month – and some every 6 months.
Also if you have Amazon Family, you can save up to 20% off on diapers and baby products!
WalMart Grocery Pickup/Delivery
My life is too busy to grocery shop. I currently have a toddler and a newborn, and just walking through the grocery store makes my back hurt.
Wal-Mart Pickup and Delivery is the ONLY way I function nowadays. I just order my groceries online – and then pick them up in my free time – with everyone staying in the car. 🙌
Be Mom of the Year
I know you’ve probably heard about the KiwiCo subscription company from all the bloggers – but there is a reason why it is SO awesome.
My husband started buying this for our daughter over a year ago – and we have bought every month – we weren’t given any freebies.
The subscription is so great because it uses the STEM process (science, technology, engineering, math) to give you smart, hands-on activities to do with your child – for all ages.
We love it because my husband watches my daughter a lot while I work – and it gives him activities that are more than just “go to the park”. (He’s an engineer and loves how it teaches her so much.) It’s perfect to provide for your babysitters – and also for grandparents to give grandkids!
Kidkraft Play Kitchen
This play kitchen is another awesome toy that my daughter plays with for hours. I love the freedom it gives me to work while she occupies herself with independent play.
We also bought her this play food from Melissa and Doug – and she loves to make me “chicken muffin pies” all day. Win-win!
Little Tikes Water Table
I LOVE the freedom that our water table gives me to work – while my daughter plays with this water table.
I set her up in our backyard with the water table – toys – and a little makeshift sandbox, and I can sit on my camping chair – watching her – and work for hours. It’s great for extended periods of work time!
Free Baby Products
One of my favorite companies – Mother’s Lounge – has given me a coupon code just for you. They are giving you their BEST baby products for free!
Mother’s Lounge offers the most awesome baby products – nursing covers, baby wraps, nursing pillows, baby onesies and books! And right now, they are giving you any of these items for free.
Just click this link and use the code 98BF59 for your free items.
Ergobaby Carrier 360
There are a million baby carriers out there. But, I was talking to my friend who is a physical therapist, and she told me how the Ergobaby Carrier 360 is the only one that adequately supports your back.
I was sold.
I use this carrier at home, on trips, on hikes, on walks, in my front yard…EVERYWHERE.
Ciao! Baby High Chair
This mom hack is pretty self explanatory. We love using this travel high chair when we go on trips – because it gives us a place to seat our child when we need her to be stationery.
For instance, I love using this when I’m drying my hair – and I give her books and toys to play with on the tray. And of course – it’s perfect for feeding her. I also love having a second high chair for play dates.
Genesis Framework and Themes
If you are a blogger, you probably have checked out HUNDREDS of free and paid themes for your site. Look no further!
I love the Genesis themes the most – because they are strong, and completely updated and reliable, and have the best support. Start here if you are looking for a good theme.
I have used 4 different hosts – and have also been a blog developer who worked with more than 10 different hosts. Hands down, my favorite is BigScoots.
Their support is outstanding. Their plans are incredibly reasonable and FAST. I can’t recommend them enough.
Definitely check them out before you look for competitive dedication server hosting plans with other companies. When I recently moved over to their host (for 1/3 of what my previous host charged), they sent me a report showing that my site increased by 67%. That’s insane – and incredibly good support.
Looking for a robust and easy-to-understand email marketing system? I have tried a few – and no other email marketing system works as well as ConvertKit.
Their automations do everything for me – and also allow me to respect and not spam my subscribers. Instead I can customize my emails according to what my readers are interested in. I also have much higher open rates than I did with other marketers.