Disclosure: I’m a Sisterhood of Motherhood Partner and am a sponsored blog partner, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.
Being a mom can be a hard job, and like anything we all know there will be many minor mishaps along the way! To all the new moms out there, don’t stress, you’re not alone! The secret is, every parent has made some minor mistakes from putting the onesie on backwards to accidentally feeding the dog two extra times, to driving the wrong way on the highway! (yes, I’ve done all those things!) Just last week we drove all the way to swim lessons and when we got there I realized I had left his towel sitting on the table by the front door!
I thought it would be fun to share some different stories of mom mishaps to I took to Facebook to ask some fellow moms to share their own! Here’s just a few of the “mom mishaps” for our fellow moms!
I forgot to update the spare clothing in my diaper bag. My 5 month old had a blow out and had to wear a 3 month jumper — they looked like knickerbockers!
I almost left Eva at a friend’s house when she was a newborn. She was asleep in her carrier and I wasn’t used to having an extra kid. Elizabeth had to remind me as I was walking out the door to make sure I brought my 3 week old.
Putting a black sharpie in with your kids magic markers. Unless you want permanent wall art in your hallway!
-Jeanine, Mommy Entourage
I took my daughter to school and she was wearing two different shoes!
-Natalie, Mommy Snapped
Totally forgot daughter’s school picture day. She has really curly hair and decided to take a brush to it that morning. Didn’t have time to fix it. Really bad photos.
When Jackson was 3 weeks old. I ventured to the grocery store with him for the 1st time. Before I left I packed the diaper bag and headed out. Within 5 minutes, he had a huge blowout diaper. I took him to the car to change him and assess the damages. I managed to get all his soiled clothes off and reached into the diaper bag to discover that I had ZERO clothes packed! I searched the entire car and ended up having to wrap him in his big sisters fur hooded sweatshirt and diaper for the rest of the grocery trip and ride home. Oops!
-Chenoa, F is For Family
When Evie was a newborn (like just days old) and waking every two hours or so to eat, Ken would change her diapers and I would feed her and so many times he would hand her back to me and I’d cradle her little butt to nurse and feel just butt–no diaper! Ken would change her, put her onesie back on, and forget to put a new diaper on…more than just once or twice this happened. Middle of the night feelings are hard.
Last night we went to a party at Oliver’s school. I dressed him, took pics, video, played w him the entire party…we get home and I realize I had put his shirt on backwards, and it has a pocket on the front so clearly not something I should have missed ha ha!
All I know is that every time I leave without my diaper bag there WILL be a gross mess. I wonder of that’s more of a major mishap than minor. Just don’t ever leave your home without your bag!
-Noelle, Opera Singer in the Kitchen
Minor mom mishaps happen to us all! I find these kinds of things happen more often when I am stressed or tired, don’t you? What are some ways you keep your days sane and smooth as a mom? Here are a few of my tips:
- Get some sleep! It’s a such a cliche- sleep when the baby sleeps, but it’s so true! When I was a new mom I would rush around trying to do stuff when my newborn was sleeping and then when he was awake I would be so tired!
- Do things to help keep your stress level down- workout, do yoga or just take a few minutes to yourself each day!
- Plan, plan, plan. When Carter was in daycare I always made his bottles and lunch the night before so I wouldn’t be rushing around in the morning and forget something!
- Write list to help you remember everything! Mommy brain is real and it’s easy to forget things, especially when there’s so much to remember!
- Keep an emergency kit in your car- for blowouts and similar emergencies! Keep some extra diapers and wipes, changes of clothes and some plastic baggies for trash.
I’d love to hear from you, too! What minor mom mishaps have happened to you? What are your tips for having a smooth day?
I am excited that this spring I am partnering with Similac to promote their Sisterhood of Motherhood program! The purpose of this program is to empower moms by encouraging people to:
- Accept: Get the world to accept that no one should be judging anyone’s parenting choices
- Unite: Unite together behind this idea.
- Support: Support each others choices as parents.
The point of the Sisterhood of Motherhood is to show that although we may be different in our journey and parenting choices, we are all parents who can support each other and lift each other up, despite any disagreements we may have. We are all in this together! I think the video Similac created to promote this campaign says it best- have you seen it?
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