This post on Turning Stressful Moments into Sweet MOMents was sponsored by Budget Saver Twin Pops as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Having four kids, I encounter a lot of stressful moments throughout my day. From a teen with a crammed schedule, a tween who wants 24/7 attention, and twins crying because one got to swing “14 hours” longer than the other. When those tears start falling, I get busy turning stressful moments into sweet MOMents.
MOMent is short for a “Mom-Moment!” All those stressful situation that moms can quickly resolve with Budget Saver Twin Pop. Budget Saver Twin Pops make every situation a sweet MOMent and I’ve got a few tips to go along with them.
Turning Stressful Moments into Sweet MOMents
Distracting from Activities
My husband says I’m magic, but really I’ve just mastered the art of distraction. This comes in handy with toddlers and preschoolers especially. When bad behavior or a tantrum is brewing, I distract them. When one of the twins starts crying or fighting about something, instead of stressing out I start dancing silly and they usually join me. Other times I distract with a new activity, or by pointing out something awesome like “do you see that cool bug over there?!”. A different activity, something to make them laugh, or a cold summer treat usually distracts from what was happening. Before they realize it, they’ve forgotten all about what was upsetting them.
Winding Down Outdoor Time
It used to be stressful trying to get my kids to come in from playing outside. Didn’t matter how long we played outside, how hot it was, or how dirty they were. They would whine and try to run off when it was time to go in. Once I started a countdown it, it got a lot smoother. When we are at the park, they get a 10 minute, 5 minute, and 3 minute warning before heading to the car. At home, they get 10 minute and 5 minute warnings, and usually at the 5 minute warning, they get Twin Pops to enjoy before heading in.
Do you remember these delicious pops? Invented during the great depression, Budget Saver Twin Pops were designed so two children could split one for a nickel. They began packing six assorted flavors in one bag back in 1989 – I was just 8 years old! Now it’s my 4 year old twins who love sharing them, like they are the wishbone of summer.
Sneaking 5 Minutes of Me Time
Sometimes stepping away is what you need to do in a stressful moment. They’ve made a mess in every room, made muddy foot prints across the floor, or one of the million other messes that come with summer. Sneak 5 minutes of me time and calm your thoughts before heading back into the war zone. I’m giving you permission to sneak a Twin Pop for yourself while you are at it.
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