Mom Advice: A Little Help


No man is an island. No woman is either, for that matter. We all need something - or someone - to help us along in life. So just for fun, I asked some fellow moms and bloggers to fill in this blank for me: "I get by with a little help from my ___________."

There were some answers of the variety, which is perfectly fine. And some moms shared in honesty that prescribed medication is a great help, or that they look forward to their wine at the end of the day. Again, not at all unusual.

Here, though, are some of the specific answers I wanted to share.

I get by with a little help from my ______:

Mother in law! Seriously! she comes over once a week to do my dishes and sweep my floors. I asked her for help since I have 3 kids 4 yrs old and under. My house would be scary without her. - Annie, MamaDweeb

Pillow and pajamas. - Julie, Just Precious

Pandora. - Amy, Resourceful Mommy

Camp/school/babysitters ... its so hard to work with the kids underfoot. - Shannon, Phillyburb Moms

KEURIG! - Tina, Life Without Pink

30 minutes of 'me' time. - Heather, Cool and Hip, I Am Not

Friends of course! I don't know what I would do without being able to Skype the amazing social media friends I have on an ongoing basis every day. It helps me a part of their lives, and I can turn to them with questions, great news or frustration. - Kelly, The Centsible Life

Treadmill. Bubble bath. - Amy, Freaky Perfect

Husband. - Lisa, Crazy Adventures in Parenting

Starbucks... for the coffee, the wifi, the connections I've made there! - Jessica, It's my life...

Lazy Sunday mornings. It's what I look forward to all week: doing a whole lotta nothing until noon. - Robin, simple. green. organic. happy.

Evernote! - Melissa, Adventuroo

My friends, lots and lots of coffee, nail polish, reading (that's my me time). - Shana, Shanamama

Reality TV, it's my guilty pleasure. - Jennifer, MommyB Knows Best

My mommy time out mat.. my kids know that if Mommy is standing on it I'm in a force field.. don't talk to me! - Tina, Mad Hatter Mom

iPhone. Angry Birds are my savior when I need a mental break. Releases a wee bit o' tension too! - Fadra, All Things Fadra

Quite a variety of answers, right? Everything from family and friends to hobbies and pampering, and even some trusty technology thrown in the mix!

Everyone is different, and each of us has something unique that helps us enjoy life just that much more.

How about you? How would you answer "I get by with a little help from my ___________."?


You can connect with Stacey on her personal blog, Tree, Root, and Twig, or on Twitter and

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