How I Simplify LIFE as a Working Mom-WITHOUT “Mom Guilt”

Life Hacks for Working Moms – How to Make Mom Life Easier When You Work –

Many have asked me HOW to simplify life as a working mom so TA-DA – Here’s how I do it… and I do NOT feel guilty about any of these working mom hacks I use to save time, frustration and to make my life EASIER (mom guilt sucks, right?!!)

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Working Mom Life Hacks

I have some clever tips up my sleeve that help working moms save time AND frustration.

All moms are “busy moms”, but it you have a career or job that demands your time, these working mom hacks WILL help (because they REALLY helped me make life as a working mom MUCH easier)

How Working Moms Do It ALL

I’ve always wondered how working moms do it all and turns out, they have some secret life hacks for moms that actually work!

There is NOTHING “simple” about motherhood – add in a job and becoming a working mom only complicates things more, right?

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Minimalist Working Mom?

So if you’re a working mom, the only solution to simplify life is to be a MINIMALIST working mom?

My goodness, NO – there is nothing minimal about life as a working mom – but there are many things working moms can do to minimize the effort it takes to get EVERYTHING done.

That’s how I learned to simplify life as a working mom – by doing these 13 things to minimize the time and effort (and stress) it took to get it all done.

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How To Simplify Life as a Working Mom:

Life Hacks for Working Moms - How To Make Working Mom Life Easier - 13 tips for working moms to save time. These wroking mom hacks are how I simplify life without feeling overwhelmed and without feeling guilty

While I AM a working mom, I am FAR from a PERFECT working mom…. FAR FAR from it.

But I DO manage to get it all done.

It took learning new habits and some secrets from organized moms to figure it out, but these 13 things below REALLY helped me simplify my life.



13 Ways I Simplify Working Mom Life

  1. I Learned To Fake It
  2. I Only Ask For HELPFUL Help
  3. I Use GOOD Checklists
  4. I Do NOT Go In a Grocery Store Anymore
  5. I Learned To Motivate Myself
  6. I Only Cook THIS
  7. Yes… I Say NO
  8. I Don’t Let Clutter Get Overwhelming
  9. I Got Myself a Mom Gang
  10. I Created a Drop Zone
  11. I Figured How To Get The Kids To Help
  12. I Stay On Top Of Laundry
  13. I Learned That ‘Perfect’ Is A Myth

Those 13 things above REALLY helped make my working mom life easier and WITHOUT GUILT (trust me, Mom Guilt is a TOTAL waste of time and energy!)

Ok, let’s dig into each of these 13 things and I’ll explain each in more detail.

I Learned How To Motivate Myself

Just like most working moms, and ALL moms, I tend to get in a “rut” every now and then where I just STOP doing things around the house.

And my goodness, it SHOWS when I stop – yikes!

This is how I learned how to get motivated to clean – even when I was down or felt like garbage.

Self motivation is an important skill for all moms to have, don’t you agree?

Tip: Try These 10 Minute Decluttering Challenges

I Only Cook What The Kids Will Eat

Girl, if I cook ONE more meal that the kids or the hubby just turn their noses up at, I might literally scream!

Ever felt like that?

I stopped cooking anything they won’t eat. Period.

So, what DO I cook?


✅ I found these kid-approved Instant Pot meals (in fact, we ALL love them).


✅ I found these super easy chicken recipes (and all the recipes have VERY few ingredients – which is nice!)


✅ I found these easy weeknight dinner ideas (we ALL love the Dorito Chicken Cheese casserole!)


And on those rare occasions that it’s just me and the hubby, I make these chicken dinner recipes for 2 with FROZEN vegetables – so, SO good!

I Say “No” More Often

Learning to say “NO” more often really helped simplify my life as a working mom – and it’s also the skill I had to work the hardest at.

Now that I have learned to say no more often, I feel a TON less stressed and overwhelmed… a TON!

WHO am I saying No to?

I’ve learned to say NO to co-workers, casual “friends”, neighbors, etc that ask me to do things I really don’t WANT to do – or have TIME to do.

I don’t know why I used to always say Yes to anything others asked of me when I absolutely did not WANT to do it or have the TIME to do it (perhaps I was a chronic people-pleaser?)

That HAD to stop – and it did.

Now, I have more time to say “YES” to time with my kids, time with my hubby…and time for ME.

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I Stay On Top Of Clutter

I feel as if I’ve always been overwhelmed with TOO MUCH STUFF ever since I started HAVING my own stuff in my own home.

It just multiplies, doesn’t it?

I finally learned all the decluttering mistakes I made (and good golly, I made a ton of them!) and worked hard to change my habits for how I keep clutter under control around here.

Clutter just sucks the life and joy and creativity RIGHT out of a home – for EVERYONE.

Clutter doesn’t just affect you – a cluttered house can really affect your kids, too.

And it’s bad… suffocating even.

It took me a LONG time to learn how to stay on top of our clutter situation so it did NOT become an overwhelming mess.

I took a little time and learned this simple decluttering system and put it into action.

What a difference it made!

I strongly recommend learning how to purge your house of junk and clutter – it will REALLY simplify your life all around.

I Created a Working Mom Network

I have a few dear friends that live near me that are all working moms.

We built our own little network (we call it our “Mom Gang”) to help each other out when one of us gets stuck with Mom Life duties.

It’s been a life-saver SO many times.

When I was a single mom, it really helped simplify life!

Now, I don’t recommend doing this with other moms you only know because of your kids – be sure these other women are people you trust AND that you genuinely like as people.

It makes a big difference – especially if you have a hard time saying “No”.



I Use a Drop Zone

Want to really simplify life as a working mom?

Make a Drop Zone… Today!

Just think about how much TIME you spend looking for STUFF…. your stuff, the KIDS STUFF… his stuff, etc.

Trust me on this – create a drop zone and save your sanity (and time)!

I Use Chore Charts

I’ve read a lot of conflicting information about whether or not chore charts REALLY work for kids – but I’m here to tell you…

THEY WORK!

With money? Without money? What is the “prize” for doing their chores, what chores for what ages, etc etc etc are all questions people ask me.

My answer?

Try it all with YOUR kids and then…

Do what WORKS for YOU.

There are tons of great chore chart ideas here, if you’re interested.

I TRY To Stay On Top Of Laundry

Please notice I emphasized the word “TRY”, ok?

I’m not a Super Mom hahaha!

But yes, I really do try to stay on top of our laundry – it takes a lot of stress off of me when a load is done daily.

But I still forget a load in the washer and had to learn how to get that sour smell out of clothes that happens when you leave a wet load in the washer overnight (or longer lol!)

I’ve also had to learn how to get mildew smell out of clothes since these precious angels of mine tend to leave wet towels in the car and other random places.

Speaking of smells…

my washing machine used to stink SO badly!

If that’s ever happened to you…

Read:

How to fix rotten egg smell in your washing machine

I Gave Up Trying To Be Perfect

Gone are the days that I worked SO hard to be the perfect mom.

There is NOTHING perfect about motherhood so just let it go!

An efficient and simplified mom life is the magic that brings joy.

Strive for joy – not perfection.



No More ‘Mom Guilt’

When trying to simplify your life as a working mom, it’s all about finding balance and NOT losing your mind in the process.

Here are some really good tips for finding balance as a working mom and NOT feeling guilty about it.

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