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You asked; we answered. In a continued celebration of mothers last month, we've partnered with Endue (makers of the most divine organic pima onesies!) to round up more tried-and-true motherhood tips from the women we love: bloggers, tastemakers and everyday mamas. Click through for expert tricks on dinner prep, managing chaos and finding that elusive "Me" time...
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From Joanna Goddard: When I get ready in the morning, my toddler can get clingy. So I turned blow drying my hair into a game: I challenge him to run by me without getting blasted with the warm air. He'll run back and forth (usually naked!) down the hallway, and I'll be able to dry my hair while giggling along with him. It's a fun way to start the day.
From Boston Mamas Founder Christine Koh: We spend a lot of time hanging out on the floor, given that my 3-year-old is obsessed with puzzles. I find that it's the perfect time to engage in some self-care with stretching and deep breathing.
From Jordan Ferney: My kids are in school so it's not as hard to find me time anymore. But one thing I do is wake up early to go running. I get up before anyone in my family is awake and go running for an hour. The endorphins from running are no joke! It's usually the difference for how my day goes and how I handle stress - and it makes me feel like I can conquer the world.
From Sally Shim: I drive my boys to and from school as well as to after school activities so inevitably I have some "free time" while waiting in the car. To squeeze in some time for myself during the day I keep a tote bag in my car which holds a notebook, pens, and pencils for sketching designs or jotting down ideas, yarn and needles (I just took up knitting), and a few of my favorite non-perishable snacks (dried fruit, nuts).
From Cool Mom Picks Co-Founder Kristen Chase: I'm a big fan of getting as much done the night before so I can have a smooth, simple morning. For me that's not just the obvious things like school lunches packed, but it's having breakfast choices prepared so the kids can help themselves, outfits laid out for them so they don't need to play fashion stylist ten minutes before the bus arrives, and even making sure my own gym clothes are sitting right next to my bed so I don't have an excuse to skip my workout.
p.s. Special thanks to Endue for partnering with us to gather these tips. We're huge fans of their mission to feed a baby with every purchase. Happy shopping!