5 Things to make your day with kid’s easier!

5 Things to make your day with kid’s easier!




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Let’s face it, these tiny humans are lunatics (you feel me?!) and I need any and all things that will make our day smoother! How? What are these things, you ask? Well…

  1. For one, I’m a clean freak. As my husband likes to tease, I’m his “Monica.” So the number one thing I use ALL. DAY. is Lysol disinfecting wipes. Sometimes Target has them in a 4 pack on clearance and then I buy like 3 packs of them and I’m the happiest ever (cleaning supplies and a good deal?! Heaven.)  And the reason I use disinfecting wipes isn’t just because I’m a clean freak, but because my kids are walking magnets for germs. So I wipe down everything, and not like compulsively, just if something needs wiped or a toy looks gross, they’re easy to grab. Oh.. okay this might sound compulsive now… or just really smart! I can’t take credit though, shout out to my girl Katie who told me she keeps these under her bathroom cabinets and in the kitchen for a quick wipe and then I became obsessed.. you created a monster Katie! lol love you though thaaanks! Kay, moving on..
  2. Since we’re on the topic of wipes, and I have a 4 yr old and 1 year old, we need wipes. Lots and lots of wipes. Flushable and non-flushable (baby wipes. but you know what I meant, right?).. because there is a lotta wiping over here (sorry, not sorry? lol ’tis life). Parker loves these wipes. Weird, I know, right? Why does a 4 year old like flushable wipes? Because potty training sucks and teaching someone how to wipe their own butt is QUITE the task! So when I was like duh Ericka, the girl needs flushable wipes. Game. Changer. Let’s just say I know the girl can wipe her own butt and do it well. And now the whole family uses them because why not lol. Actually, my husband and I have a bidét (no shame. We love it. It’s amazing and anytime you have “to go” without one, sucks. lol). And then, for little Marley, we use these, or the up and up brand at Target.
  3. Get outside! We love going for walks to the park, and I love that everyone’s exhausted afterwards. Pack up the puffs, sippy cups, Parker rides her bike now (woo-hoo! the stroller is a littlllle lighter lol) and I push Marley along and walk our dog. We have an awesome sit and stand stroller that, at first I thought might be a little tacky, but it was way more affordable than a double stroller, and Parker rarely sits in the stroller so I liked that I wasn’t pushing around a wide stroller with no one in the passenger seat, BUT! On the occasion that we are walking, and her “legs are tirrrrrred” then she can hop on and have a seat, eat a snack, whatever 🙂 and we’re on our merry way. Not to mention this fresh, crisp, fall weather is a breath of fresh air!
  4. Life is so much easier smoother when snacks are prepped for you, or your kiddo, to grab. I took ‘easier’ back because it’s actually a pain in the ass to wash, dry, and cut up all the fruit, but I love myself for it when P wants strawberries and I’m in the middle of doing something and can say go ahead and grab some yourself with EASE!
  5.  Wine. White preferably. Just kidding! Or am I..

What do you do to make your day go more smoothly? Chime in! I love learning new ways!

Love always,


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