Being a mom is undoubtedly the hardest job in the world! My hat off to all mothers, both working and stay at home moms. You have no idea how important your job is. If anyone hasn't appreciated you recently...kudos! You're doing a fantastic job!

I'm all about winning and inspiring others others to win. Over the years I have had people ask me how I make mothering so easy and effortless. To be honest, it's not as easy as it may seem, especially with my husband working out of town.

My husband is gone half of the time, which means I'm a sole parent for 4 kids half of the time. It has definitely gotten easier over the years, but it does take a lot of planning behind the scenes to make things run effectively. The good news is, it can be done and that is why I'm writing this post today. 

I'm sharing 10 practical and doable habits that I've used to help me look remotely sane while going crazy behind the scenes. Lol But all jokes aside, they really do work, so start incorporating them into your lifestyle today!


Doing this will help you look like a boss mom! Don't wait for the last minute to freak out. I always make sure outfits, are ready at least the night before to avoid a chaotic morning trying to get everyone ready and out the door on time.  

It's also important to set some time for the unexpected during the planning stage...anything can happen at any given time. Embrace the chaos as it come, it's part of the game. Not everyday is going to be perfect, and not every day will be rainbows and butterflies. There will be hiccups, some days the kitchen might be a hot mess as you walk out the door, but that's ok.


I write everything down on my phone and Google calendar. I give a time slot to everything from exercising, checking emails to doctors appointments. Let's face it, I'm not a super human and if I don't write it down, I'll forget about it and it will not get done. So I take the time out weekly to write down everything in time block.


Getting the kids used to a regular routine helps cut down the level of chaos. We are not on routine during quarantine/summer break but as everything gets back to normal and school resumes, we will back to our routine.

For us our morning routine starts as soon as the alarm goes off....I get my morning hygiene taken care off. Then,  I wake up the kids to get ready. 

While the kids are getting ready,  I  prepare breakfast and lunch for the day, then school drop off, feed Nichelle and then I start exercising. After that, I check and respond to important emails and do other important personal and business related task through out the morning and afternoon.

This is pretty much what we do from Monday to Friday without fail. Winging it, makes everything so stressful.  Waking up everyday and knowing exactly  what to do really does help me stay sane.


When my kids were very little, the only way I could fit in exercise or any "me time" in, was by waking up early. I was able to do things quietly and uninterrupted with full concentration. These days, I mostly stay up late once the kids are in bed.  I spend this time to work on my blog, YouTube content or plan for the next day.

5. SAY NO:

Don't over book/schedule yourself, you will stretch yourself too thin. Yes, it's important to  hang out with friends and family but if it does not fit the plan, just say no.  The same goes for when you are tired, say no and do nothing but rest...it's ok! Resting will help you reset and ready for the next day.


Anything messy puts me in a bad mood, so it's important for me to organize, and de-cluttering.   To help I go to bed most night making sure my kitchen is clean and in order so I can start off my day in a good and stress free mood. Read more about decluttering HERE.


Putting everything off for later is not a good idea, later may never come. Personally when I think about something, I take action almost immediately. If I don't then it may never get done. Motivate yourself to do what you need to do right away to avoid lots of roll over and eventually getting overwhelmed.


I realize most times, everything can't be done in a day, so start by doing the most important things that needs to be done. Daily to-do list keeps me in check and accountable. I get what needs to be done first then move down the list. 

For me, I put the 3 most important tasks at the top of the lists. Doing that gives me a bigger sense of accomplishment and momentum to keep going.  

It's ok if everything doesn't get checked off everyday, you can take over from where you left off,  the next day. Flexibility is important...to do list only guides you to stay on track, so if anything happens in the course of the day, feel free to pivot as needed.  Tomorrow is another chance to do more things on your list.


My alarm on my phone is constantly going off. My days are blocked off  and I set reminders to keep me on track. Electronic reminders really come in handy if you tend to forget things, I take full advantage of it.


This is very important for getting things done. I do it all the time, I love personal development shows, interviews and podcasts and most of the time I don't have the time to just sit and listen. 

So on any given day, you will catch me doing laundry, cooking, editing pictures writing blog post and many other things while listening to my podcasts/interviews.

It might not be the same for you but the ideas is to kill two birds with one stone so to speak. You get more things done in the least amount of time, multi tasking effectively.


That's all Mamas! Medaase (Thank you) and S.M.I.L.E.

S - See
M - Miracles
I - In 
L - Life
E - Everyday


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