You know what they say, babe. There is no hood like motherhood. And when it comes to making it through the day, let’s face it – some of us are just out here trying to survive! But hey, why only survive when you could thrive (see what we did there?). There are a ton of tips and tricks out there that can make your daily duties a little bit easier. Even though there is no guide on how to be the perfect mom, there are some hacks that can make your busy schedule less chaotic. In this one, we’re bringing you the best mom hacks!
Mom hack numero uno: Use products that work double duty.
This first tip on our list of the best mom hacks is crucial when it comes to your skincare game. When it comes to making it out the door on time (without looking like a hot mess, that is), reaching for less products is key.
We always recommend that busy babes use a tinted moisturizer that is packed with SPF instead of layering on moisturizers and foundations. Not only is this better for your skin, but you’re saving yourself a few steps while you’re getting ready as well.
BBE’s tinted mineral SPF sticks make it easy peasy for moms to perform their morning beauty regimen without the need for multiple products. Throw on some mascara and a cute gloss, and you’re good to go, sis!
Meal prepping: because your life is already chaotic enough.
We know this is one hack you’ve likely already heard all about. But babe, spending one Sunday afternoon meal prepping will make your week ahead so much easier.
Whether you choose to prep lunches or dinners (or both!), having one meal out of the way that you do not have to think about can be a serious relief. If your kids are old enough to pack their own lunches the night before school, get them to do so and prep your dinners instead. Trust us, coming home from work and soccer practice feels way less stressful when you already know that dinner will be on the table, pronto.
Be the queen of routine with a solid morning & night time ritual.
The benefits of having a solid morning and nighttime ritual are numerous, gorgeous. From carving out even a few minutes for self-care to being more organized, having the right routine is a game changer.
Your morning routine can even start the night before. Think about laying out clothes, lunches, and whatever items everyone needs for their day ahead in order to avoid the morning chaos that is heading out the door. And hey, this might just leave you with a few minutes to yourself to perform a quick busy mom skincare routine. Want some more inspo on quick and easy ways to care for your skin? We’ve got you. Just click here.
Opt for grocery delivery when you can.
This next hack make us really love technology. And while we know you might not always want to get your groceries delivered, having this option available on days where you just can’t make it to the store is a lifesaver.
The next time your fridge is looking sparse and you’d rather spend quality time at home with the fam (or take a few minutes to yourself!), opt for a grocery delivery app that can cross one more task off of your endless busy mom to-do list.
Keep an empty bin in your kid’s closets & toy rooms for easy donation.
It seems like closets and toy rooms get filled to the brim at the blink of an eye. For real, didn’t you just clean those out a week ago? As your kids grow up and out of clothing and lose interest in toys, donating items they no longer use is a great way to do something good and clear out clutter.
To make this second nature, keep an empty bin in both areas that you can use whenever you find items that no longer serve them. When the bin is full, simply bring it to your local donation center of choice!
Keep Band-Aids, well, everywhere.
This next hack is pretty self-explanatory, but hey – we had to include it! You never know when you’ll need a band-aid, so keeping a stash of these babies in your home, car, office, wherever, is essential! Enough said!
Stock up on SPF and aloe vera to avoid messy sunburns.
This next hack benefits the whole family, babe. Wearing SPF all year long is at the top of our list of important daily habits. And, nothing makes applying sunscreen more enjoyable than using one of BBE’s SPF options.
We love having mineral SPF sticks on hand for you and the kiddos. These guys are tiny and compact, and therefore super easy to tuck away in your purse or glove compartment.
Finally, every mom should always have this magical product in her bathroom vanity. Aloe vera is good for a myriad of things beyond that annoying sunburn. From hair masks to body moisturizer, this natural ingredient boasts a slew of hacks all on its own. Want to learn more about them? Just click here.
Have a serum and/or moisturizer by your bedside table for quick & easy skincare routines.
Here’s the thing, babe. You’re *way* more likely to reach for a nighttime serum or moisturizer (or both!) if you can see them every time you get into bed. It’s kind of like keeping healthy food in your pantry – you’re then more likely to make a healthy choice!
We recommend keeping your nighttime serums and moisturizers by your bedside so you can quickly apply them before you drift off to sleep. Plus, the act of massaging the products into your face can feel super relaxing as part of your nighttime routine. And if you really want to go the extra mile with this one, add a jade or rose quartz roller for the ultimate relaxation regimen.
Invest in reusable water bottles for you & your family to stay hydrated and eco-friendly.
Everyone could always use a little extra dose of h2o, sis. And if you want to make hydrating easier, less expensive, and better for the planet – this is the way to do it.
Purchase a few reusable water bottles that you and the kids can use on a daily basis. This makes filling up on h2o that much easier and a total no-brainer. Start off everyone’s day with a full bottle and make it a habit to fill up again during the day, and once everyone gets home.
Adding an eco-friendly stain remover to your repertoire of cleaning items is a must.
Let’s face it. Every busy mom feels like she lives in the laundry room at some point or another. But if you want to avoid spending so much time removing stains and more time enjoying life, well, this next hack is for you, girlfriend.
Having an eco-friendly stain remover on hand to get out every last bit of that spaghetti stain will save you time and tears – we promise! We love this option here from Molly’s Suds! This is one hack you’ll use time and time again.
For a quick pick-me-up, always have a nourishing self tanner on deck.
This next beauty hack for busy moms is one of our faves. You already know how much we love a good self tan, but did you know that applying one before bed is the easiest hack to waking up looking and feeling fab?
For busy moms, we recommend using our OG lotion formula that is extra nourishing and feels like a lightweight body moisturizer on the skin. Simply apply before drifting off to sleep, and wake up a glowing goddess!
Curate a list of healthy go-to recipes you can make at the drop of a hat.
We hate to sound like broken records. But babe, being prepared is the *best* hack to killing it at mom life. And if you haven’t had time to meal prep, having a few delicious (and easy) go-to recipes is a sure way to make life easier.
Have a few healthy, quick to assemble recipes in your back pocket for nights where cooking inspo is lacking or when you just don’t have time to think. Whether it’s your mama’s vegetable-filled pasta dish or a hearty salad you know the whole family loves – these options can save you when you’re pressed for time!
Dry shampoo is a mom hack we think is *way* underrated.
Especially for you, you busy super mom! How many mornings have you woken up and thought “there is no way I am washing and blow drying my hair”? For us, that happens about 6 times out of 7.
Having a safe and natural dry shampoo like BBE’s on hand is *the* cute hair hack you need. Simply apply a small amount to your roots, massage it in, and bam – just like that, no one knows that you skipped that wash and blow dry (even if it’s for the third day in a row).
Speaking of busy mom hair hacks…
Investing in a hair texturizing spray you can use to revamp even the most lifeless of hairstyles is a *major* relief on days when getting out the door on time seems impossible.
BBE’s sea salt texturizing sprays can be used on wet or dry hair and will make your locks look seriously beachy and seriously dreamy. Using this type of spray is an easy hack that doesn’t require any heat styling tools or a lot of your time. Simply spritz away and use your fingertips to add a bit of volume! Oh and ps. Both scent options in this product smell absolutely delicious. You’re welcome.
We’ll admit it: we love mom hacks!
And hacks in general! But we must admit that busy moms are the queen of discovering their very own slew of tips and tricks that make life that much better. From meal prepping to skincare, we know just how much wisdom you all have to offer. What are some mom hacks you love? We want to hear all about them below, babe! Until next time, we see you – killing the mom game, one hack at a time!