3 Things Every Mom Needs in Her Parenting Toolbox

EVERY MOM needs these 3 things in her parenting toolbox to handle the tantrums, conquer life, and thrive so she can be the best mom she can be!

Parenting is hard. Being a mom is hard. But you know what? It’s also incredible and rewarding and the best job in the world! You know what makes it so great? Being able to pour into your kids’ life and pass on your knowledge and, more importantly, your LOVE to them.

Although a lot of parenting comes naturally, a lot of it doesn’t. How many times have you found yourself googling late in the middle of the night about your latest parenting struggle? Or texting a girlfriend asking for tips on why your toddler won’t pee in the potty? Or maybe your battle is getting kids to bed at a decent hour on school nights?

We all struggle with something. Although we want to have the answers to it all, it’s just not possible. That’s why someone invented the googles (as my husband likes to call it) and friends and mom groups. We need people. We need help. And it’s okay to admit you don’t know it all.

Although I’ve only been a mom for 2.5 years, my ISTJ personality means I’m a researcher. I find answers to problems. I want to know the easiest and quickest way to find answers and check facts to find the most practical course of action.

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After building up my arsenal of go-to mommy resources I figured it was time I share that knowledge with you. Maybe something will hit you just right and help you realize you can do this.

YOU are an incredible mom.
YOU are the perfect parent for your kiddos.
No one is better for this task, but YOU.
Remember that and own it.

Now, let me give you a few tips for those days when you’re struggling a little.

1 | Find Your Tribe

First and foremost, find your tribe. Every mom — whether a seasoned mom with teens or a brand new mom with baby on the way — needs a tribe. Maybe these are mom’s that you went through pregnancy with, have kids together in the nursery at church, or are on the PTA committee with? Maybe you find this group through bible study at church or reading hour at the library?

Having a hard time finding your people? Facebook is a great place to start looking. Look on local group pages for meet ups, park dates, or kid-friendly hiking adventures.

Even though you may want to hermit at home so that your kids don’t get thrown off from their nap schedule, commit to branching out. Invite people over for a play date or set up a girl’s night for dessert after kids are in bed.

You don’t need to do anything fancy. You just need to have a group of people you can text when you’re in a pickle. A few ladies that you can text when you’ve screamed at your kids one too many times and it isn’t even lunch time yet and you need to just get a ten-minute break from them.

That’s okay to admit. We ALL have been there. Find those people you can call up for help and to laugh through the poop-explosions and cry through the fresh pumped milk that your toddler just dumped on the ground.

Find your tribe. 

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2 | Time to Yourself

Okay, this is a tough one, but SO IMPORTANT! If you are always with your kids, when do you have time to decompress, talk to adults, not have to worry about if the baby has your older kids toys in their mouth? You need to find time for yourself.

Whether that means you wake up early and do something for you (aka not chores) or put together a monthly girl’s night to meet up for dessert. You need to make you a priority so you can be the best mom you can possibly be.

Find the time and put it on your calendar. Stick to it. Let your husband know about it and have him help hold you accountable. Something will always come up that you think is more important, but if it isn’t life-altering stick to what you’ve committed to and see the change.

Once a week I go to a coffee shop when my husband gets home from work and I stay there until they close. I am a better mom on those days. I am more present in my kids life because I know my time is short with them and I will have time to myself in a few hours. I scroll Facebook less, I have a cleaner house, I make up more silly games and laugh more.

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Taking time for myself has been the greatest gift I can give my kids. I’m not taking time away from them. I am showing my girl’s that mommy is important too.

And last, but certainly not least….

3 | Parenting Super Bundle

Sometimes you realize other people have a passion about something and they’ve brain dumped everything they know about the topic and have decided to share it with others and you want to cry! That’s how I felt when I came across the How to Crush Your Kids Anxiety course.

My little one has struggled with anxiety since she was under a year old, and y’all, it’s tough. I battle with myself whether we did something wrong or what we did to make her so anxious and scared of people she isn’t familiar with. When I came across the crush anxiety course though, well, let’s just say it was eye-opening!

This course, however, is just one of many resources that you should add to your parenting arsenal.

This is exactly what every mom needs in her parenting toolbox!

For six days only, you can get your hands on a package full of resources to help you rock this parenting gig even more, for the most affordable price ever.

This brand-new bundle is packed full of incredible resources with activity guides, chore charts, educational games, how to raise positive kids in this negative world, and so much more! With 35 ebooks, 10 ecourses, 2 audios, 23 printables, 9 workbooks, and 1 membership site, there’s literally something for everyone.
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For less than the cost of a gallon of paint, you’ll get a complete library to help you:

  • Apply step-by-step solutions to common challenges like whining, arguing, homework, and lack of cooperation
  • Build stronger relationships with your kids (even your teens)
  • Stop playing referee in sibling battles (and teach them how to work things out)
  • Instill gratitude, kindness, and helpfulness in your child
  • Become a kinder, more intentional parent
  • and feel encouraged and inspired in your parenting.

Plus, it comes with over $100 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love!

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but by offering it for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $1200 worth of amazing products for a whopping 98% off! For only $30 you can get access instantly.

With their 100% happiness guarantee, you literally have nothing to lose!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just six days! After Monday night, August 14th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE to learn more or buy the bundle.

Psst… the bundle goes away at 11:59 pm Eastern on Monday, August 14th, so don’t wait!


If you purchase the Parenting Super Bundle through me, I want to give you my 50-page Ultimate Party Planning ebook filled with gorgeous printables and walks you through the ins and outs of party planning so you never forget anything. This $24 value has helped many people take the guesswork our of party planning and I want to give it to you for FREE.

If you purchase the Parenting Super Bundle after clicking one of my links, go ahead and forward me your receipt to amanda@acraftedpassion.com and I’ll send you the ebook. I hope you love it as much as I loved putting it together!

So, what will you do this week?

✔ Find your tribe and connect on a regular basis.

✔ Schedule time for yourself and put it on the calendar.

✔ Grab the Parenting Super Bundle before it’s gone on Monday! Get it here!

Now go fill your parenting toolbox!

And if you grab the parenting bundle (which you absolutely should!) what resources are you most excited about? Share in the comments below!


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