The on-going list of Unspoken Rules of Motherhood pertaining to the Daily Life of a Mom. These are things I have learned, noticed or have been told. Some are serious, some are just for fun – you be the judge! Check back regularly to see what I’ve added.
#1: Thou shall wake up early: sip your coffee in silence before the rugrats wake up. You’ll thank yourself later.
#2: Thou shall have a routine: ever notice those moms who are happy and have their sh*t together normally have a routine that they follow?
#3: Thou shall book appointments: for the kids, for your spouse, for yourself. Book them, schedule them, get to them. Dentist, doctor, optometrist, hair, nails, whatever you and your family needs.
#4: Thou shall use a planner: Whether it’s an app on your phone/tablet, a calendar on the fridge or the old-fashioned paper kind (my favourite), they make your life A LOT easier.
#5: Thou shall make time for thyself: Wake up extra early, go to bed late, kick all the kids outside for an hour. Whatever you need to do to get even just an hour for yourself to do what you want (not what needs done).
#6: Thou shall prioritize: If you have an insanely busy day ahead and you know you’re going to end up grumpy and exhausted, move some of those tasks to another day. Do the things that NEED to be done today, the rest will still be there tomorrow.
#7: Thou shall do hair as thy wants: The messy mom bun is a sufficient updo for any mom with long hair. Leaving your hair down is also a sufficient style for moms.
#8: Thou shall learn how to budget: Whether you’ve got millions or your bank account is in the singles, learn how to budget. I didn’t learn this until a few years ago and I wish I had have learned it sooner!