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When the New Year starts, it can be a little depressing as all of that holiday planning and prep is over. We put on our skinny jeans and realize that one more piece of French Toast Casserole should have been avoided. We wish to lose those extra pounds and have more patience with our kids. But when it comes down to it, I think we truly hope for the little things like some quiet time or someone just to eat over their plate at the kitchen table.
As I thought about it more and spent time with my family during the break, I came up with 5 Things Moms Really Wish For This Year.
1. A Place To Hide (With A Lock)
When we get at least 5 ft. away from our families, an alarm goes off. Panic ensues and everyone makes a mad dash looking for you. The only place to find peace this year is hanging out in the bathroom. What would you do for 10 minutes alone without someone knocking or calling your name? I’m learning from my husband as he disappears for an hour every morning with the iPad.
2. The Toilet Paper Roll Replaced
It’s an innovative gift that was created for toilet paper. A spring-loaded rod that you can stick a roll of toilet paper on and take as many squares as you need. For some reason, the replaced toilet paper roll is either resting on top or not replaced at all. It’s a small gesture that every family member could do instead of us having to get up from what we’re doing to get you a roll.
3. An Alternate Bedside Route
How many times have you been awakened by your child standing on your side of the bed? It’s an alarming site and one that usually gives you a mild heart attack. Some sort of barrier or re-routing sign to the other side of the bed for the New Year would be a fantastic way to finally get some sleep.
4. Making Time For Maintenance
Moms don’t take enough time for themselves. You know it’s time for some maintenance when the children start picking out the white hairs in your head and you have half a hand with gels on from your two-month-old manicure. Make those appointments to get your eyebrows designed, hair cut and colored and VJJ waxed.
5. Turning Off The Naked Radar
You secretly sneak back to your bedroom to get ready for pilates, a meeting or a date night out. The minute you take your shirt off it’s inevitable that your significant other is standing in the doorway. Really!!!??!!! They were asleep on the couch 2 seconds ago as you banged dishes into the dishwasher or yelled at the kids for leaving their shoes right in front of the doorway. How does Naked Radar work? I’m still trying to figure that out and when I do, I’ll let you know.
Have a wonderful year and may all your wishes come true.