5 Secrets of a Bad Mom

We’ve all been there, the days were nothing is going right and we will do just about anything to save our selves from going crazy. Somedays the day starts to slide a little sideways long before its appropriate to drink wine and we all know alcohol has a lot of calories so that can’t always be our go to on those rough days. I might have labelled this post 5 Secrets of a Bad Mom but I know I am  alone when I say that some days we have to break out the mom hacks to get us through the day. Here are my 5 go to things I do when the little army is fighting me and all I want to do is survive until bedtime.

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  1. Throw them in the tub! This is my new favourite, especially right after breakfast. Not only does it allow me to sip my coffee while its still hot, but it gives me a chance to get ready. I mean have you tried putting mascara on while having someone try and climb your legs? It’s no easy task and I feel that one day I might just loose an eye.
  2. Let the kids load the washing machine. Hazel loves to help me do the laundry and I will not lie, I take full advantage of this. We conveniently have a stacking front loading washer and dryer which makes the washing machine the perfect height for her to load. “Hey, Hazel, do you see that pile of white clothes? Can you help mommy and please put it in the washing machine for me?” She thinks it’s the best thing ever and it gives me an extra five minutes to scroll my Facebook feed. KIDDING! I usually take this chance to go pee or brush my teeth.Processed with VSCO with a2 preset
  3. One of my absolute favourites especially during the witching hour when dad’s not home yet and you have a hangry baby, throwing him in the highchair with some snacks. Lots and lots of snacks. Occasionally that hangry baby might just fall asleep.
  4. This one has become a little trickier for me this last year but when I can accomplish it I feel like all is right in the world. Throwing the kids in the car (I’ve come to realize I like to throw my kids a lot, please note I do not actually throw my kids, they are far to heavy for me to throw.) Anyways, throw put the kids in the car, get a coffee, crank the tunes and just drive. This is great except once your toddler realizes what Starbucks is and not only recognizes them as you drive by but requests that you go get drinks AND is able to correctly order drinks for the whole family, you have a problem. Thus it means this is done less frequently (insert sad face) or you have to deal with a complete toddler melt down when you roll through the drive thru and don’t order them anything. I know I’m terrible.Processed with VSCO with a2 preset
  5. Lastly, before I became a parent I swore I would never do this but to be honest I don’t know how I would survive with out it. The TV, more importantly, Netflix. Since I am still nursing Everett and most days he will only nap on me it can be extremely challenging to entertain Hazel at the same time. So thankfully we have our Netflix and we have a lot of it.  What I do really like about streaming is the fact that we can pick certain shows to watch, whenever, wherever and how much we want to watch. No waiting until a certain time to watch a show, its there when you need it. Incase you are curious as to what is saving me and keeping the wine consumption to a minimum in our house, these are the shows that are on high rotation at that moment.

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Xo. Andria

{Disclosure, I am part of the Netflix Streamteam, I receive special perks to share some of the new and exciting things about Netflix, but wouldn’t share it with you unless I really did love it!}

4 thoughts on “5 Secrets of a Bad Mom

  • October 4, 2016 at 10:00 am
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    Those are some sanity saving tips! Managing a Hangry child is one of the delightful challenges of parenthood.

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  • October 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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    Netflix is a gift from God 😀 I’ve done all of these things at more than a few times!

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  • October 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm
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    I think I am the only person out there who does not have netflix. haha! If I need some time to myself I tell my kids to go clean their room… they stay in there forever! ha!

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  • October 5, 2016 at 11:43 am
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    Yes! To all of these! Unfortunately my kids are too old for the high chair, but I do give them lots of snacks and sit them in front of Netflix! We’ve recently been doing the driving thing too.

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