If you’re a busy mom who’s always on the run, then save this list of the best gifts for moms on the go. Because of all the things moms have – patience, love, the ability to laugh in the worst moments- extra time is not one of them!
I don’t know about you but this being a mom thing is a lot BUSIER than I had ever planned on when my first born daughter came along. I remember…I laugh at myself now…but I honestly remember being anxious I would not know how to fill the days once I had children.
Would we sit around bored looking at each other? What if I had forgotten how to play?
Hahahahaha! I don’t EVER remember being “bored” since my children were born! Between playdates and preschool, homework and hobbies, sports and swim…if anything I would say I am busier now than I ever could have dreamed.
And it’s not bad – I love that our life is on-the-go. That it is filled with doing things that are important to us.
And as a result, I have found some items I absolutely cannot live without. If you are looking for a gift for your mom, your friend, or for yourself, then keep this list!
10 MUST HAVES FOR BUSY MOMS
1. Battery Backup For Your Phone
How many times are you at the store or your kid’s soccer game only to look down and see 5% power left on your phone? Since my husband bought me this two years ago, I have NEVER been caught like that. This nifty little gadget actually replaces your phone case. At the bottom is an extra inch that houses the battery back. Once your battery gets low, you simply flip a button and it charges you back to 100%!
2. Keurig Coffee Maker
I’m being completely honest when I say my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. And that is largely in part to the fact that I LOVE my coffee. But there are many days I find myself running out the door without time to make a fresh cup. I ended that with this simple Keurig!
3. The Klix Klutch Wallet
I recently discovered the Klix Klutch Wallet by Empire and now wonder where it’s been all my life! This amazing little sleek case holds my phone and all my cards/id’s in the form of a wristlet. I can’t tell you how helpful this has been for me. No more fumbling for my phone or digging through my purse for insurance cards or my Visa.
I can still hold my kids’ hands walking in places because it is completely handsfree!
They come in an assortment of colors and patterns and you can choose your brand of phone to get a perfect fit.
The best news of all is that one of you lucky readers will win your own Klix Klutch Wallet! All you need to do is comment below on why you would love to have your own Klix Klutch Wallet!
4. A Simplified Makeup Routine
So full confession here – I actually hate taking time for makeup. My mom always let us wear makeup as young as we wanted to so the novelty ran off pretty quick (lesson learned here is that when we make things off limits they are a LOT more desirable to our kids).
Most mornings, I wash my face using the amazing products by Rodan and Fields. And my only “makeup” consists of their clean, streamlined mineral peptides powder. Totally worth every penny!
5. Gym Membership
Hear me out on this. Being a mom is exhausting and there are many days I think I cannot possibly go to gym and workout. But NEVER have I gone to the gym and not felt better and had more energy. As moms, we have to take care of ourselves before we can take care of our family.
6. Magnetic Dry-Erase Calendar
We have one of these hanging up in our kitchen. I know this is the age of technology but I just can’t seem to let go of actually writing things down instead of typing them into an online calendar. I love this calendar too because my whole family can see (and add to) what’s going on each week.
7. Great Fitting Yoga Pants
Let’s get real here – there are some days I just need a good, comfy pair of yoga pants that can look cute enough to run in the grocery store but comfy enough to get down and play baby dolls with my 4 year old. I love these inexpensive ones from Spalding!
8. A Fit Bit
If we are going to be on the go so much, I mine as well know how many steps I took and calories I burned! But in all seriousness, I love my Fit Bit Charge. I am more motivated to stay healthy because of it and I love having competitions with my friends to see who can walk more each day!
9. An All In One Tool For The Car
I love my Leatherman Squirt all in one tool! Between that and a pair of nail clippers, there isn’t much I can’t handle!
10. An Umbrella!
If there is one thing I’ve learned about life (and the weather), is that is always rains when you least expect it. After getting caught trying to run my daughter into dance or dash into the grocery store for a last minute meal plan and the clouds suddenly deciding it was time to let go, I’ve learned to always keep a sturdy umbrella handy!
I’d love to know some of your go-to things as a mom on the go! I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier!
And don’t forget to comment below to be entered into the drawing for an awesome Klix Klutch Wallet by Empire! I promise you will wonder how you survived without one!
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