As a mom of four, I am often told: “Man, I just don’t know how you do it with all those kids.” It’s something that makes me smile and also makes me shake my head at the same time. I don’t claim to be that “perfect mom” who has her whole life together. Most days are struggle bus central but the real truth about navigating motherhood is that every day is different, it’s not always easy and its never perfect. I have four children at four very different stages of life. Summer has been an amazing time to spend with them and really get to know them all over again but it’s also been fast lesson in figuring out how to survive.
I want to share something with everyone. There is not a mama out there who has the ability to do it all in ONE day. There just isn’t enough time or arms to do this. You can do it all but not in one day. So give yourself grace and know that you are doing the best that you can and innately as a mom you can figure out a routine that works best for your family. It’s not to say that it’s easy but I’ve found that the less I listen to others and just do our thing, the less stressful it is.
The next thing that I have to share is what a huge help the Baby Delight Portable Playard has been now that Mercy is fully mobile. When we are at home or at the beach, I have this as my own personal “helper” to sit her in while I fold a quick load of laundry, make the kids lunches or build a sandcastle without her wandering off somewhere. I put about five different toys in there with her and she is content playing with them while I accomplish something else that I need to. I love that it has mesh sides so that she isn’t completely cut off from her surroundings and can curiously look around to what we are up to.
There are so many amazing features to this playpen, it’s hard to share them all because we are still finding more as we continue to use it! The Baby Delight Portable Playard can also be taken apart and washed when needed. Let me say that again – it can be taken apart and washed! This has made it super easy to move from the beach back into our house without all the mess. The less stress the better, right? When we use it at the beach, I love that I can attach the canopy quickly and it is coated with UPF50+, protecting against 98% of UVA & UVB rays. Our littles skin is so sensitive to sun, it’s nice to be able to give them a break on those long days outside.
If you have a roller, crawler, or walker then this would be one of my must have baby products to invest in. I don’t like to purchase to many “things” because they tend to take up a ton of space and make our lives cluttered but this has been a game changer in my life. The Baby Delight Portable Playard is a great help for a mama like me to get a handle on daily life without loosing her mind, haha! If you want one, use code: BabyLove20 at checkout for 20% off and head to my Instagram to enter a giveaway to win one! Giveaway ends next Tuesday August 12th so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to win.