How I Balance the Crazy Life of Parenthood + $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Disclosure: This information and giveaway has been provided to me by Store Brand Formula. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I'm a wife, a mom of three, a teacher of twenty-two second graders and I run not one, but two different sites. Plus I'm a lover of the treadmill and cycling classes. So ask me, how do I balance it all? 

I have to be honest...sometimes I don't.

There aren't enough hours in a day to get everything done nor enough days in a week to get all of the boxes checked off on the to-do list. The thing is, I think even if I was given an extra day each week or an extra hour a day, things would still be left to do. Because life. That's why. Life happens. So I'm learning that it's okay to not get everything done. Of course it's been hard for me. I'm one that can't handle leaving with a desk full of papers or knowing I have emails that need to be checked. But I have also found that I have to let it go because I can't do it all - there's no way. And even though it's hard, I'm finding that my level of happiness only grows bigger.

So what is my secret to parenthood happiness? I love being able to take Lola to ballet on Saturdays, just the two of us. I also love taking time at night to read with Cohen in his top bunk and listening to the stories about his day.   Scooping a running Remy up from the babysitter everyday and hearing her raspy giggle is also one of the happiest moments of my day. I also love my solo runs on the treadmill in the early morning hours as I catch up on my DVR. It's about finding these little moments and not telling the hustle and bustle of the other busy things in my life get in the way. My formula of happiness is when I let things go for a bit and enjoy the moments that really warm my heart.

Speaking of formula, with all three of my kids, when we switched to formula I quickly found out how expensive the name brands would add up each week. I wanted an alternative that was just as good as the name brands and wouldn't put such a harsh dent in the wallet. Store Brand Formula is nutritiously comparable to nationally advertised brand but costs up to 50% less! It's called formula for a reason, right? And now, Store Brand Formula wants to know what is YOUR secret formula to parenthood happiness? It could be worth $1,000 plus a year worth of store brand formula if you're lucky!

Here's what you need to do:
1. Go to, enter your name, email address zip code, and your baby’s birth date between now and April 24, 2017 

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3.  Confirm you are at least 18 years old at time of entry and agree to the contest official rules.

If there is one thing I have learned in my six and a half years of parenthood, it's that it really goes by so fast. While there may not be enough time in my day to balance it all, I'm going to cherish these small moments with my littles for all that it's worth because that's what counts. Ferris Bueller said it best, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." And he's so right.

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