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6 Tips for Unstoppable Moms

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I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

As a new mother, it took me quite a while to get things right. Although I did get a lot of advice, implementing that advice was another thing altogether. It took me at least a year to get into a good routine and to get my husband on board as well. Below are some tips that I wish I had known from the beginning. There are only and they might seem simple but they could completely change the way you parent plus give you a little extra sanity when you need it.

Motrin Kelly RipaTIPS TO SAVE YOUR SANITY AND REMAIN UNSTOPPABLE

1. Get a great babysitter and get a backup babysitter as well.

This was the best advice ever given to me. We interviewed lots of people before we decided on someone we loved. Then she got sick the first time we needed her and we had no one. We immediately found a backup and now we have 3-4 babysitters that we use on an ongoing basis.

2. Take some “me” time.

Once or twice a month I go to a movie by myself or I get a pedicure. Sometimes I go to Starbucks to read a book and sip some tea. I might go to the mall and just walk around I do something that gets my out of the house and requires very little else. I LOVE it and I NEED it. So do you!

3. Plan date nights.

My husband and I didn't go on a date for years. That is not really a good thing. Connecting with your spouse or partner is something that you have to really work at once you have children. We take turns planning date nights.

4. Stay organized.

We keep a whiteboard, calendar and chalkboard in our kitchen at all times. We also hang up each kids schedule next to the white board. We also have a backpack, coat and shoes hub in the kitchen as well. Everything that belongs to my children that they need for school is hung up by the back door. This saves my sanity time and time again.

5. Create family hours.

Every single night between the hours of 5-8 we have family time. Our phones and tablets are in the kitchen charging plus all computers are shut down. We even play board games after dinner.

Want to be an unstoppable mom? Follow the tips above and you will have a much easier time.

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The makers of Children’s MOTRIN® meals to keeping the kids entertained on rainy days. Moms may not always realize it, but they are amazing in so many ways. Moms are on call day and night and have so much unique knowledge that can really help other moms. That’s why the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® asking moms to share this knowledge in the form of tips and tricks that help keep them going.

These can be their own tips or those from moms they know, and can be about everything from how they create quick meals for their family to how they keep the kids entertained on a long drive.

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The makers of Children’s MOTRIN® are asking Moms to post their tips and tricks to the MOTRIN® Facebook page under each week’s Kelly Ripa question video and for every post, Children’s MOTRIN® will donate $1 to Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit that provides moms with the tips they need to help keep their children safe. Moms could even win weekly giveaways of $100 gift cards just for posting.*

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  1. I take me time every single day when I go to the gym. I need that time alone to decompress and I think I am definitely a better mom because I take a little time for myself every day.

  2. I need to take more time for myself. I’m all about the kids.

  3. I totally agree that everyone needs a date night! It is nice reconnecting with your husband/wife and it really helps you recharge!

  4. It sounds cliche, because this is about Motrin, but Motrin makes me unstoppable. I work on the computer all day, and I get some pretty terrible tendon pain. Motrin gets rid of it fast.

  5. We make family time whenever we can. Usually it’s in the evening after my husband and I have stopped running ourselves ragged. =D

  6. Date night is super important. Without it, you might forget who your spouse is! I’m only kidding a little. We’re all so busy these days!

  7. Date night and me time is so so important! I’m inspired to call the sitter!

  8. Wow, number 2 and 3 work for me! I am implementing #5 ASAP I LOVE this idea!

  9. I go to the gym every weekday morning to “walk” away from any problems I have. lol. Silly, but it works!

  10. Amy

    Love that you all unplug! I get My me time when I walk!

  11. I need to work more on being unstoppable really. I have not been on a date with my husband in years (before this last month). We have no babysitter set up and I don’t get much me time either. I need to work on this!

  12. These are great tips. I have learned to take each day as it comes. Always take time to be thankful for what you have.

  13. Shauna

    GREAT tips… I always forget about me time… lately I have been scheduling a girls lunch at least twice a month and it has been great for me!

  14. Me time is the most important thing for me. I carve some out every day. Lucky for me I have a husband who understands how important that time is for my sanity and our relationship.

  15. We have 5 kids, time to yourself is a must or you will lose your sanity!

  16. Jennifer Williams

    Our date nights occur after the kids go to bed, it is the only alone time we get. It is hard to do babysitters when you are in a new area and do not know anyone.

  17. Thanks for the great tips! I agree, having regular date nights is really important so you can stay connected as a couple!

  18. I have a few good babysitters. Unfortunately, they start getting to like 15-16 and get too busy to want to babysit and I have to start over again!

  19. Great tips! Staying organized is my biggest challenge.

  20. I need to get better at taking care of myself, I seem to be so organized and determined in everything else. So, you’d think it’d spill over to that area too. nope 🙁

  21. Thanks for all the great tips. I need to start focusing on me so that I have more time for the munchkin.

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