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One Less Thing for Mama to Do

Find time for yourself, Mama! Learn how in this post sponsored by Clorox® Scentiva.

When I was growing up, it seemed like the women in my family were always in motion. From vacuuming the floors to doing laundry, dusting, or preparing meals, they never stopped moving. As I got older, and especially once I became a mom, I understood why they stayed on their feet. It’s hard work taking care of a family! As soon as I think I’ve got things under control, there’s another area of the house, or another child, or another situation that needs my attention.

I learned a lot from observing the way that all of the women who had a hand in raising me kept house. My stepmother never really sat down for meals, but rather stood at the counter eating in between making sure everyone else’s plates were full. My grandmother had a list of things to do every single day, to keep her house spotless. Once or twice a year, during Mother’s Day and maybe Easter, they’d sit down and let someone else do the work, but it was rare. My mother, grandmothers, and aunts all took great pride in being the woman of the house.



While I have that same sense of pride, I will admit I’m part of the modern mama crew. I want my downtime. I need my me time. Things are different for women now. From working full-time to managing the crazy extracurricular and social schedules of the family, we spend way less time in the house. When I am home, I want to enjoy being in my queendom! I’m not trying to spend hours cleaning and doing chores.

I am always on the lookout for homemaking shortcuts. I’m the queen of the 30 minute (and usually less) meals and speed cleaning.  I don’t do those things because I’m lazy, either. I do them because I would rather spend my time relaxing and enjoying my family. As hard as I work, it’s nice to be able to come home and breathe. And you know what mamas? There’s nothing wrong with that!



The wonderful women who inspired us in our motherhood journeys paved the way for us to do more in less time. They were the ones who figured out what it really took to keep our houses clean and bellies full. Because of them we know what we need to make a house a home.

One Less Thing With Clorox® Scentiva

Clorox® is a brand that has been a staple in my home since I was a child. Clorox® Scentiva products are the same as the ones that I grew up with, but even better because it saves me time. With Clorox® Scentiva products I can clean, disinfect and deodorize all in one step. You know what that means, right? With one less thing to do, I have time to actually enjoy my home. I can read, play games with my family, write in my journal, or just sit and daydream.  The different varieties smell so good, and because it’s Clorox®, I can feel comfortable knowing that I’m getting rid of germs. Modern and old school mamas alike love that!


Time For You Giveaway

What would you do if you could spend less time cleaning, and more time for yourself? Thanks to Clorox® Scentiva, you actually CAN find that time. Enter below to win a Scentiva “Do-It- All” product prize pack that includes a coloring book and colored pencils set, tea gift set, tub spa gift set, and a $100 massage gift card! Just tell me what you’ll do for you with the time you save by using Clorox® Scentiva!


Clorox® Scentiva Do-It-All Prize Package


Wednesday 24th of May 2017

Hmmm... I would probably be on the computer! LOL!!! I guess its the blogger in me!

Nicole McLean

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

I love this!! Yes. Not working yourself to death in the home is a critical first step to enjoying life. Unless house chores bring you unspeakable joy, you can really do other things with your time. I firmly believe in outsourcing what you can and finding speedy ways to do the rest... so using Clorox wipes is part of my regular regimen to keep my space clean and sanitary. Massages are gifts from fingertips. Your body needs that assistance with knots and tight muscles and coloring is so peaceful. The time you don't spend cleaning all night, you can spend unwinding with your family and giving your mind and body a chance to slow down and rest.

Maria Olsen

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

I would read more books and take more walks! Thanks!

Michele Brosius

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

One less thing to do! That would be a great. I'd use the time to volunteer at my local food pantry. I'd love to give more of my time!

Janeane M. Davis

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

My husband recently remarked that he never sees my hands sit still. According to him I am cleaning, typing writing, knitting or turning the pages of a book. I have so many things to do, I like products like this one that do double duty. Like you I need me time, time to relax and simply breathe.