So you’re a mom with a career. Great! You do it all: you make sure your children get what they need, you keep a home, and you are probably (maybe?) trying to squeeze in some time for self-care because we all know what happens when we let our mental health go in the shitter (Answer: No one is happy). And you are doing all this while trying to keep your life balanced, which is the hardest part of all. We have no idea when we decide to become parents that we may end up doing things like scheduling sex and spending an entire Saturday disinfecting bathrooms, doorknobs and every other surface when someone is sick so it won’t blaze through our house three times over — but alas, here we are. So: Parents of the world, gather round, because we have rounded up the very best products for working moms, which are guaranteed to make your life a bit easier — and leave you more time for snuggling with your kiddos and more time in the evening after you put the littles to bed to do as you wish. And best of all? The items ahead will make you feel a whole lot better about that “balance” thing we are all trying so hard to (barely) achieve.
To sit and read (to our kids or by ourselves) while the floors are getting vacuumed is the stuff dreams are made of. The iRobot Roomba works with your Alexa and will keep your floors free of crumbs, pet hair and anything else life throws at it.
iRobot Roomba 890 robot vacuum , $449.99 at Amazon
Instant Pot Duo Plus 60
You can do so much with one pot you will wonder how you ever survived without it. The Instant Pot Plus 60 can be used as a pressure cooker and a slow cooker as well as rice and yogurt maker, steamer and sterilizer. I even made a cake in mine this weekend. How can you say no to that?
Instant Pot Duo Plus 60, $129.95 at Amazon
This air fryer is a great way to do it all, including fry a whole dinner for your family without any oil. But the fun doesn’t end there, because this bad boy can also roast and grill without having to go outside when you are in a hurry, it’s too cold or you love the taste of grilled chicken without all the hassle.
Gourmia GTA2500 air fryer,$104.99 at Amazon
Eating healthily takes time, which is why a mechanism that can do all the veggie and fruit chopping for your salads, stir fries and soups is a lifesaver — it even chops cheese. Added bonus: There will be no cleanup or odor, as it all goes right into the container below the blades.
Mueller Pro veggie chopper, $22.99 at Amazon
Magnetic car phone holder
A platform for your phone in the car is perfect, but this magnetic holder can also go by your bed or on your bathroom wall. Simply stick it to a clean surface, and it won’t block the windshield or air vent in your car.
Magnetic phone holder $8.97, at Amazon
Indoor/outdoor rugs have saved me, and they aren’t the ugly fake turf ones you remember from your grandparents’ house. It’s all I have in my home since spills and food don’t sink in. These are easily hosed off or steam-cleaned.
Indoor/outdoor rug (6 feet, 7 inches x 9 feet, 6 inches), $101.37 at Amazon
Before I got this great charging station, every time I turned around, there would be a charger hanging out of the wall or a device that was lost. Now, it’s so much easier to keep them all on in place, and they can all be charged at the same time without anyone else in the family unplugging yours so they can plug in theirs.
Five-device charging station, $29.99 at Amazon
Tile Slim anything finder
If you don’t need these in your life, then you are better than me. These thin tiles fit almost anywhere — wallet, purse, pocket or laptop — and are waterproof. You simply use your phone to make the Tile ring, and you can find your lost item. If it’s your phone you can’t find (make sure you are not talking on it first), then double press the button on your Tile to make it ring.
Tile Slim configuration pack, $29.09 at Amazon
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