With a newborn baby keeping me up all night, I knew I needed to find a strategy to keep my toddler content in the morning and from waking up far too early. While I obviously couldn't force her to stay asleep, I was determined to find a way to stop her from forcing everyone else awake in the household as well.
Whenever we are on-the-go and my daughter has that desire to bring her coloring books and crayons along, she simply grabs her crafted coloring bag. Not only does this allow her to carry her own bag, but it also cuts down on the time of having to pack an art bag. Enjoy a step-by-step free tutorial on how to create your own children's coloring bag.
The truth is, we can try to do it all. We can try to be that mythical "super mom" until we reach that final straw and we burn out. And as ironic as it may be, it is usually the smallest thing that puts us over the edge. I once had a complete meltdown because the tab on the diaper I was changing broke. Of course it had nothing to do with the tab, but I had reached my boiling point. And once we do burn out and hit that metaphorical boiling point, even the "best" moms become useless to their children.