What do busy moms need? You know, besides a long-lasting deodorant!

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What do busy moms need? You know, besides a long-lasting deodorant! #shop
I’ve been doing this mom thing for over six years, and I still find myself asking, what do busy moms need? The answer is limitless, and is everything from a live in maid (a girl can dream) to a long-lasting deodorant.

I’m going to very honest with you about this busy mom thing. Busy mom’s don’t always have time for a shower. They have mom stink. We need natural personal care products to combat the stink. A quick swipe with a washcloth won’t cut it. Especially in the summertime.  Busy moms have this unofficial list of things they need, things that would make there lives oh so much better. They are always going to be busy, but the list does help!

So… what do busy moms need?

1.) A good lip gloss. Come on, when you’re dropping off your kid(s) at summer camp in the morning, you might as well have a fabulous lip gloss so you can look somewhat put together in your yoga pants and t-shirt.

Tom's of Maine and Lip Gloss #shop

2.) Google calendar on your phone. It’s a life saver according to my friend Jessica. Got to keep track of all of those kid and personal appointments somehow!

3.) A live in maid. Heck, a housekeeper that comes twice a month would be helpful for a busy mom.

4.) Uninterrupted time to herself. Every busy mom needs some time to recharge. Even if it’s a 10 minute shower. A cup of tea in her favorite chair.

Give the busy mom a break! #shop.jpg

5.) Who has time to meal plan? Every busy mom needs a good recipe box  and cookbooks full of quick but nutritious meals.

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6.) Busy moms need good friends. Friends to watch their kids so they can go get their hair done, or on a date night with their husband. Trust me on this one, motherhood is not survivable without fellow busy mom friends.

7.) Busy moms need a long lasting deodorant to combat the mom stink. The good news is, finding a great anti-perspirant with natural ingredients is as simple as heading to the local Whole Foods. (Might as well pick up a rotisserie chicken or pizza while you’re there, busy moms need dinner cooked too)

Tom's of Maine at Whole Foods #shop
Now that I have my deodorant to combat the mom stink, I’m ready to fight, er, start the day!
Mom Stink #shop

Do you have any advice? What do you think busy moms need?

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. We love Tom’s. Especially their Botanical toothpaste. We swear by that stuff.

    And now for some observations. Does your mug say, “England”? If so, LOVE IT! And I love your selection of cookbooks. I had no idea that bacon had so many uses as to make up a whole cookbook. Same with Smores. And does that one say Frog/Commissary? Also the good ol’ south cracks me up with their use of ‘Receipts’ as ‘Recipes’. It always has. 🙂

  2. I’d love a personal chef. You know… for those days when 5pm comes around and I haven’t even planned dinner? #client

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