Items that keep everything in the right place.
I can tell you the precise moment when I fully clocked the level of my exhaustionthis week. I was at the dentist, having my gums not-so-gently scrubbed and scaled, and I found myself close to nodding off. A reclined position, some white noise, and no little people tugging at me with their grubby little hands and demanding psyches. Heaven.
Of course, much more of motherhood is fully on your feet, and if there’s one mantra that I chant to myself in order to make it all seem manageable, it is: stay organized. The lunches get made before bed, and put on the designated shelf in the fridge; the eyeglasses go in the same spot every night after bathtime so there’s no blind hunting in the morning. You’re in the car by 7:52 every morning or you’re toast.
But not every aspect of being the family field commander has to be so joyless. There are notebooks, containers, and colorful coin trays out there that can keep you organized while sparking some Kondo-esque joy. For the mom who takes some pleasure in the tactile elements of sorting and scheduling, consider these items.