Here's the quickie background: I'm very excited to be working on a new campaign with Clorox, who in turn is collaborating with children's book author Karen Kaufman Orloff, of "If Mom Had 3 Arms," to create an e-book called If Mom Had 3 Minutes. One very cool part? Suggestions and time-saving tips for the book are coming directly from mamas everywhere -- all you have to do to contribute is visit Clorox's Facebook page (or in the comment section of this post).
Even better than that? By commenting on this post with a tip (and a way to be contacted), 20 of you will be randomly selected by Clorox to receive a coupon for one free Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes product. Spring cleaning, anyone?
To help get you started, here are a few things I do to make my household run a little smoother (and if you saw my laundry pile at home, you might be laughing out loud right now):
1.) I can't wait until we can all eat together as a family, but right now we still feed Toddler S first and Husband and I eat after she goes to bed. While she's having dinner, I save time by doing a few dishes and starting dinner for us.
2.) Toddler S is entering a "helping" phase, which is totally sweet despite the fact that her idea of helping is, well, not usually that helpful. But, she gets props for trying! She really enjoys "helping" me do laundry, which I actually don't mind because it means I get to spend time with her while I'm down in the basement of our building sorting out brights from whites.
3.) I read email, have phone conversations and look at Facebook while I'm breastfeeding. I feel slightly guilty about this, but it's honestly a good time to catch up with friends and family. I've also been known to do things like cut my daughter's fingernails while breastfeeding (actually, both daughters' nails, now that I think about it!)
Thanks in advance for your contributions, and I look forward to reading your tips!
Disclosure: I received information about the If Mom Had Three Minutes program and coupons for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes from Clorox for this giveaway. I am being compensated by The Clorox Company to talk about my favorite time-saving, multi-tasking tip(s) as part of the If Mom Had Three Minutes Program.
Posted by ellen at 4:02 PM