6 Products To Help Make Motherhood a Breeze

In honor of Mother’s Day, here are six products that can lighten the load and help make motherhood a breeze.

Cheryl Butler
6-minute read
Episode #479

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We are approaching one of the most celebrated holidays of the year—Mother’s Day! Sunday, May 13, 2018 is the day we pull out all the stops and raise a toast to all the moms and mother figures that are so instrumental in raising and caring for millions of kids across the world.

Motherhood is probably the toughest job you’ll ever love and comes with many trials and tribulations which require women across the globe to dig deep and give their families everything they’ve got even on the days they don’t have much to give.

Sure, being a mom isn’t always easy, but the love and joy our kids bring into our lives is definitely worth any of the hardships. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are six products that can lighten the load and help make motherhood a breeze.

6 Products That Make Motherhood Easier

  1. Buzz Feed Nifty Organizational Journal
  2. Instant Pot
  3. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  4. Tag a Long Kids
  5. Tile Mate Tracker
  6. Washable Key Board

Here they are in closer detail.

1. BuzzFeed Nifty Organizational Journal

Long before I knew I’d be a writer, I was obsessed with notebooks and journals. Even as a little girl my mother recalls how I had a collection of all things paper. I loved organizing my thoughts, school assignments, chores, and even play activities by lists in dozens of colorful pads and notebooks. Though the lists were helpful reminders, the challenge was that I had way too many of them happening at once. It became a full-time job to keep my journals in order—journals that were supposed to keep me on task.

All these years later, now a mom of eight, a writer, and a full-time development assistant, I couldn’t imagine how I’d survive without my daily “to-do” lists. I am even more of a journal junkie now than I was years ago, and have been known to wander stationery stores for hours leaving with an armful of journaling books in every shape, size, and form.

I still have a fetish for paper and lists, but not long ago I was introduced to the queen mother of journals, the BuzzFeed Nifty Organizational Journal, which changed how I keep track of my busy life forever! What makes this journal so special? It’s a combo of a diary, a planner, an activity book, and even has a guide of life hacks. Now I track my life in just one fantastic book, which definitely makes my busy life as a working mom more streamlined and simpler.

2. Instant Pot

When I was a working gal without kids, I thought the best invention ever made was the crock pot. Just throw in a chicken, veggies, and some seasonings and when I returned home after a long day, dinner was ready and waiting. I’m still a fan of the crock pot, but several years ago I was introduced to the Instant Pot, and I’ve never looked back.

One of the hot parenting trends for 2017 was the Instant Pot, and I totally agreed. Because this gem of an appliance can take on multiple cooking tasks, sharing home cooked meals with your family is efficient and fun! As I referenced in my previous episode “It’s a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. It's a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools and helps to speed up cooking by two to six times, which makes getting dinner on the table that much more doable.”

I use mine several times a week and, best of all, my kids love to cook with it as well.

3. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Motherhood is amazing, fast-paced, exasperating, funny, heartwarming, crazy, interesting, and messy! Add pets to the mix and that mess triples. Raising a brood of eight kids has certainly afforded me a wide variety of dirty messes to clean up after for the past 20 years. As a person who thrives in an orderly, tidy environment, I’ve spent countless hours trying dozens of cleaning products to keep our home fresh and sparkling (ok, with eight kids maybe sparkling is a stretch).

Hands down one of the best products I’ve ever used is Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. After adding a little water and squeezing out the excess, this fantastic Magic Eraser is ready to go to work. Simply rub the Eraser over the area or stains that need to be cleaned and voila, they begin to lift almost immediately. This product keeps the grout in all our bathrooms looking brand new. It’s the first cleaning tool my kids reach for, too, when they are helping me around the house. In my humble opinion, modern day mothers should never be without one!


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About the Author

Cheryl Butler Project Parenthood

Cheryl L. Butler was the host of the Mighty Mommy podcast for nine years from 2012 to 2021. She is the mother of eight children. Her experiences with infertility, adoption, seven pregnancies, and raising children with developmental delays have helped her become a resource on the joys and challenges of parenting. You can reach her by email.