Frugal Sanity Savers For Mom

Posted on January 9th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

sanity savers

Sometimes us thrifty mamas end up with meltdowns and mutinies from our little minions. Or we may have bit off a bit more than we can chew when it comes to our schedule and routines. We don’t want to use time or money on an expensive massage and moms rarely get personal vacation time, but here are a few ways to combat the insanity.

Ear Plugs

Before I get to far into this paragraph let me just say I do not condone the use of earplugs to ignore your children. Believe it or not most children can be heard even when you are wearing ear plugs. Children can, in fact, scream at decibels that can damage your hearing. It doesn’t matter if it’s happy or angry shrieking. Your nerves can be easily frayed by that pitch. I use them during my bath time (when daddy is home to watch the kids), during really loud play times and when I have a bit of a headache. I never use them during their bath time or anytime we are out of the house.

A Safety Gate

The older models cost about ten dollars and are much easier to use than the newer models. The keep kids off stairs out of rooms and can provide a contained area for children to play when you are getting work done. It keeps them away from the mop bucket, cords, the toilet and the list goes on.

Warm Drinks

Hot chocolate and herbal teas are at the top of my list when it comes to sanity savers. First of all, it may be a small thing, but you have to physically do something for yourself. You need to boil the water and mix in your chocolate mix. For those who go with a tea instead you can take the two seconds needed to inhale the vapors. A warm drink won’t take up an imposing amount of time in your busy schedule, nor does it cost much, and will be relaxing, even if only for a moment.

What frugal things do you do to keep your sanity?

 

 


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