The Essentials: Getting Time Back Into Your Day

This post is sponsored by bobsweep. Although I received a free product from the company in exchange for my review, all thoughts and ideas are my own. Thank you for learning about the brands who help support Motherhood Through My Eyes. 

Making time for everything sounds like a wonderful idea until you try to fit it all into a schedule. Maybe you succeed in doing so, but actually tackling what you wrote down for that day? Now that’s a challenge.

Like most challenges, the idea of crossing everything on your list sounds more exciting than it looks. What if I told you there’s a way to make your day run a lot smoother during these summer months?

3 Ways To Sprinkle In More Time
As a stay-at-home mom who works from home, I find myself constantly juggling and having to choose the tasks I’ll actually tackle throughout the day. No matter how many times you adjust your schedule to fit everything in, there’s always something that comes up. Isn’t that the wonderful part of being a parent? 

To help increase the quantity of time I spend with my family, I’ve decided to work smart these days. Below are three ways I’ve been able to throw in more time into my everyday life:

1. I started using the dishwasher.
This sounds silly, but I started using the dishwasher during my third pregnancy after purchasing our home last year. Using the dishwasher then helped me minimize my load during bedtime clean up. Today, I use it less but continue to keep it running at night for the doggy bowls and such. It helps keep the pups’ bowls clean and out of the way at night.

2. I use bobsweep.
For quick touch-ups or to get rid of the pet hair during shedding season, I turn on the bobsweep PetHair Plus Wet/Dry Robotic Vacuum. It makes it easier to spend time with the kids during the day. Whether we’re just watching a movie as a family or catching up on shows, we try to make the most out of the time we get back. My husband has even turned it on after bringing home the pups from the dog park to help clean up the mess they track on their way in.

3. I focus on five things daily.
A day with the kids can feel like a lifetime — at least putting them to bed does! One thing I like to do as soon as I wake up is to think of the most important things I’d like to accomplish that day. Then, I narrow them down to five I can achieve that day and begin to tackle them. I don’t like setting unattainable goals for the day, so I make it easy for myself throughout the week.

Are there any tips you’d like to add to throw in more time into your day? Share them below! 


  1. This sounds like a great idea !

  2. Very helpful tips for getting more time in the day. I need more!

  3. Definitely need to start using the dishwasher more often. It takes me so much time to wash dishes and I definitely forget about the dishwasher.

  4. This is such a great tips to remind us what’s need to be done. This will surely a very helpful prioritizing task.

  5. The dishwasher is so essential! I swear I don’t know how I ever lived without one it really is a time saver!

  6. Keeping the goals attainable is smart .Oh, and I started using the dishwasher too!

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    Sounds like a great product if you have pets! Great tips!

  8. Great tips on sprinkling in more time.

  9. I love these ideas! I definitely could use more time in my day.

  10. What a cool post! These tips are really helpful, our dishwasher is broken–so its really slowing down our days. But its getting fixed soon. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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