Let me take a minute to paint a picture for you. This is going to be the picture of the modern mom. The mom that we all believe we embody and the mom that all of us mamas have worked so hard to become. The modern mom is a juggler. She always has more than one thing going on and is able to seamlessly juggle each of those tasks with ease. Sure, a ball might fall to the ground every once in a while when you forget to bring snack to preschool on the right day, but the modern mom picks that ball up in stride and just keeps on keeping on.
The modern mom can be a stay-at-home-mom, a work-from-home-mom or a mama who works outside of the home. No matter where she works, she takes darn good care of her family and shows her family she loves them throughout each and everyday.
3 Tips for the Modern Mom:
1. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously: We live in a world of Pinterest parties, mom’s who volunteer in their child’s classroom every other day, and parents who think they have to do far too much in order to be good parents. Sure, it’s great to help out and it’s great to do big things to celebrate the birth of your child, but if it gets overwhelming for even one second, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. You don’t need to do it all to be a good mom.
2. Do You: You can’t take of others until you take care of yourself. It’s as simple as that. If you’re not spending at least a couple of minutes out of your busy day spending time on you, instead of just on everyone else around you, then you’re doing it all wrong. The modern mom plays a key role in taking care of her family, but you can’t take care of your family 24/7. You’re going to lose it! Trust me. Get that pedicure, your family will thank you in the long run.
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3. Plan for Success: When the modern mom leaves the house, she knows she’s gotta pack for the kid’s activities, work, and the inevitable “I’m hungry” comments in the car. When I know it’s going to be a long night, especially on swimming lesson nights, I plan ahead and bring my Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro in order to catch up on the blog, my Erin Condren Life Planner so I can take a quick peak at the days events, and my notebook with all of my to-do lists. And of course I don’t forget Alea’s swim suit (although I have before), towel and snacks!
I’m sure you’re wondering about that shiny tablet up there. It really is a beauty, isn’t it? This tablet does it all my friends. Literally, it does it all. The Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro is the modern’s mom’s best friend. It’s the perfect size to keep with you when you’re out and about and your child’s various activities, it keeps everything in one place for you with a calendar and all of your social media and blogging needs.
The Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro will stick with you all day long with it’s 15 hours of battery life. And when you’re not on-the-go, it’ll look so very pretty sitting there on your desk. And if I can’t convince you, then let all of these Tastemakers convince you– just take a look!
And it even makes you a hero when you surprise your kids with a “big screen” movie on the wall in the living room with the projector feature on the tablet. Grab the blankets and the popcorn and show your kiddos what being a modern mom is all about. Can’t you just hear all the excitement now?
How would you describe the modern mom?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.