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On the surface, one wouldn’t consider the daily life of a mom to be especially bold. I mean, we’re all fun kids crafts and sweets around here. Let me tell you, however, there are times after a successful trip out with all 4 kids where I feel as if I could easily tame lions. And by successful, I mean nobody’s in tears and we didn’t get thrown out of any establishments. It’s a skill, let me tell you.
How do I do it? By starting my day on a positive note with 1850 Brand Coffee and a few other must-haves for any mom on the go.
Mom Tips for Surviving the Day
Keep a variety of Snacks – My 9 month old is especially fond of puff snacks now, and they’re perfect to store in a diaper bag. Pop one in his mouth if things start to get hectic. Snacks work with kids all ages, though.
Carry a few favorite toys – Leaving home without my son’s favorite purple rattle or his pacifier these days is just asking for trouble.
Use your phone – When all else fails, there’s toddler music and videos to keep their attention on your phone. There’s no shame, we do what we have to do.
Enjoy the small wins – Make it out of the store with your wits in tact? Celebrate! Manage to make it through the drive-thru lane without a complete meltdown in the backseat? It’s a good day!
Savor that cup of Coffee – I try my best to steal a minute in the morning for a few sips, however I need to do it. If I can get through a whole cup without needing to microwave it warm again, that’s another small win.
Because really, even with the best mom tips for surviving the day, you first need to start in the morning and every morning starts with coffee.
Here’s a bit of trivia; back in 1850, J.A. Folger started something new and innovative to help the prospectors as they sought their fortunes. It worked then, and a bold-yet-smooth cup of coffee works just as well at facing anything my kids can throw at me now. 1850 Brand Coffee is the official coffee of bold people fueling original ideas, new commitments, and brave endeavors. Ultimately becoming more than a coffee, but an ally to the hustle along with mom’s best friend.
Available at Meijer, 1850 Brand Coffee is a new premium coffee from the makers of Folgers. 1850 Brand Coffee beans are fire-roasted and ground to help bring out the rich taste and aroma for consistent coffee flavor with less bitterness. 1850 Brand Coffee is available in four signature blends of Ground and K-Cup coffee as well as 3 Ready to Drink flavors. On our recent trip to Meijer, I picked up the Pioneer and Trailblazer blends of ground 1850 Brand Coffee.
I also grabbed a bottle of 1850 Brand Iced Coffee in Mocha. Because my coffee is usually cold before I can drink it anyway. This way just saves me a trip to the microwave in hopeless optimism. Another one of my mom tips for surviving the day.
Now, while some may be jumping out of airplanes or running with the bulls, my bold move of the day involves supervising kids crafts and taking my 9 month old son to the grocery store. He’s just now getting to an age where shopping trips are fun. This is either an honest statement or completely sarcastic, depending on his mood. At least with a bull you know what you’re in store for.
I strap him into his car seat every day, however, as we embark on our errands, put to use my list of mom tips for surviving the day and hope for the best. It’s my bold. A few more cups of 1850 Brand Coffee and the other kids come along for the ride, too.