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Get that WAHM office
Create a play area: Baby Gate
When my daughter started to crawl, I knew I needed a work from home (and watch my daughter) plan.
We bought this baby fence and it was the perfect work-at-home solution!
This awesome system has removable panels – and encloses 19 square feet.
It can attach to walls, and enclose a large area for free play.Check it out
Create a play area: Foam Mat
Every mom wants one of those pretty jigsaw play area mats that you see on Amazon…for over $100.
That’s crazy to me.
I was mentioning this to my husband, and he promptly said, “You can get those for your tool shed super cheap!”
And he was RIGHT.
You can get them for under $30.Check it out
Hear me out. I am not a Yeti snob.
I could care less who makes this coffee mug. But it is hands-down the ONLY coffee mug I use.
Personally, I don’t like drink travel mugs normally because they always have a weird aftertaste. Not this one.
The coffee stays hot all day and tastes just as good the 10th hour.
It doesn’t spill. Ever. Perfect for over carpet, in living spaces, near computers…
I have a gorgeous cabinet full of beautiful mugs and this is the only one I use.Check it out
Get rid of wires
I got a pair of Apple Airpods few years ago, and they have changed my life.
I kind of forget if I have them in my ears, because I wear them ALL THE TIME.
I can listen to a podcast, clean the bathroom, and go up two flights of steps – all wireless and hands-free.
Because I have a lot of work meetings, I use these the most during my work day when I need to switch between work meetings and music or a phone call I am taking.
But, I also listen to SO MANY audio books. And, every day I pretty much wear these around the house and listen to a book. While I am washing dishes. Giving baths. Taking out the trash. Cooking dinner.
I am not exaggerating. They are the best.Amazon always has them on sale here
Work in the car
I work a lot in the car. If we are taking a road trip, my husband will drive and I work.
This car adaptor is perfect for keeping my laptop plugged in for hours upon hours.
I love how easy it is to keep in my work bag – and how much flexibility it gives me. It is also good for keeping your phone charged.
A total must-have!Check it out here
Get a long charger
I don’t what mom can function with just the short charger that comes with new phones.
A 6 foot charger is a necessity for every mom.
This one is super cheap, and has lasted me though years of trips, hotel nights, times in the hospital – and all those days string across the play room.
If you are having a baby soon, you definitely need this in your hospital bag!Check it out here
Working full time with kids
Make an activity area: Homeschool Craft Cart
Every mom needs a go-to homeschool kid-friendly craft cart.
This is my favorite option. We have a cart like this that I love to pull out and create craft, school, toy stations. This option is very accessible for kids and pretty enough for your home!Check it out here!
Make an activity area: Kids Activity Table
Every work-at-home mom needs an activity center for their kids.
We have an activity table like this set up near my desk and it is the perfect place for my daughter to play, build, and have her little space.
This Melissa and Doug table is an excellent price and has TONS of 5-star reviews.
Check out all my tips for working with kids here.Check it out here
Make an activity area OUTSIDE
Even if you only have a small balcony, you have room for a water table or makeshift sandbox outside.
This is the perfect activity area during the summer.
I really love our water/sand table. It is the ultimate example of how creativity is worth the storage. We use the water table for water games, sand games, bubbles, animals and toys, watching bugs…everything!Check it out
Best for Babies: Jumparoo
At 4 months, I transition my babies to play in the jumparoo.
This is the BEST stationary toy for this age – and allows them to jump and play near me independently.
My babies usually jump in this up to an hour or two a day. They love it – I love it.
It’s my favorite toy for independent play for babies ages 4-11 months.Check it out here!
Best for Toddlers: KiwiCo Boxes
I know you’ve probably heard about the KiwiCo subscription company from every single blogger.
But there is a reason why it is so popular!
My husband started buying this for our daughter over a year ago.
We pay for it with our own pennies. This is not sponsored.
The subscription is great because it uses the STEM process (science, technology, engineering, math) to give you smart, hands-on activities to do with your child.
You can even get just ONE BOX (no subscription necessary)!
I keep a box of these activities around all the time for my daughter to pick one!Use code LEARN for 15% off
Best for Elementary: Libby Audiobooks
My daughter is obsessed with listening to books with the Libby app.
With Libby, you can just link your library card and listen to audiobooks for free!
She loves her favorite picture books (Pinkalicious of course), but also is now enjoying chapter books.
Try it for free today!Check it out
Take care of yourself
Get that mom hair
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.Check it out here!
Try on new WAHM clothes for free
Get new clothes that you love sent to your door – without buying.
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!Try it for free here
Take a break, listen to a book
We are all too much in our heads nowadays. Take a break. Take a bath. Listen to a book. For free.
I have been addicted to audiobooks this summer, and have listened to about 30. I listen to them while I walk to the park, make dinner, give baths…all using my AirPods.
If you haven’t started doing this, try it!
It feels wonderful.Get 2 free books here
Treat those feet
Get a massage
I cannot tell you how much I love this massager.
I bought it because bloggers and YouTubers won’t stop talking about it – and it has insane reviews.
This honestly is one of the most relaxing things to do before bed – and I CAN’T STOP. I totally believe it’s a must-have.
We keep our massager in the living room plugged in next to the couch. I find myself using this almost DAILY to relieve the back pressure that I carry around.This massager has almost 9000 5-star reviews. It’s that good.
Stop wearing pants
I’m obsessed with pajama pants.
I wear them around the house, to work at home, to get the mail, at 8 pm when I’m so done with the day.
All the time.
These pajama pants are some of my favorites. They are silky smooth and are so pretty! I’m so in love with them!
I love feeling sexy even when I haven’t washed my hair, and am wearing these pants for the the 3rd day in a row. Yep. Try it!They are under $15 here
Get it delivered
Get dinner delivered
I have always been hesitant to try a meal kit subscription. But, now I’m obsessed.
I tried EveryPlate before COVID hit, and now that groceries are harder to get, I will never go back.
EveryPlate’s servings are only $4.99 each – and each meal we have gotten is incredibly filling and delicious.
They can keep the costs down because they use minimal packaging – which I love!
I’ve you’ve ever thought about getting Hello Fresh, try EveryPlate first. They are half the price!Get your first box for under $10 here
Get household crap delivered
Y’all. I subscribe to my toilet paper, diapers, cleaning supplies, vitamins, shampoo.
I get a 15% discount on everything and I never run out of things.
Try it. It’s amazing.
I also get diapers with Subscribe and Save. If you have Amazon Family, you can save up to 20% off on diapers and baby products!Put everything on Subscribe and Save here
Get groceries delivered
I never go shopping anymore.
Instead, I pile my kids in the car, drive by Wal-Mart and groceries are magically put in my cart.
You can do it too!
Just order your groceries online – and then pick them up in your free time – with everyone staying in the car.Use code WOWFRESH for $10 off your first order