Before I had my daughter, there were some things in my daily life I definitely took for granted. Now that I’m a mom, I’ve come to see these simple, everyday conveniences in a whole new light:

Infant Carrier

One of the best baby registry decisions we could have made was registering for an infant carrier car seat over one that couldn’t be removed from the car. I had (have) a child that is a crummy sleeper, so when she would pass out in the car as an infant, there was no way I would want to wake her to get her inside the house or store. Cue the infant carrier; baby sleeps, mommy can go about her business. Worth its 35 pound weight limit in gold.

Nora loved her infant carrier as much as I did. Photo credit G.Golas

Nora loved her infant carrier as much as I did.
Photo credit G.Golas

Drive Thrus

…Seriously, if I had to remove my child from her car seat every time I wanted needed to grab a cup of coffee, I’d be a zombie because I’d never get the caffeine I need to function. The thought of unbuckling my kiddo, letting her slowwwwly get out of the car (because “I do it myself Mommy”) wrangling her into the coffee shop without touching every last pebble in the parking lot, trying to place and pay for an order while chasing her around the store, and then repeating on the way out…it makes my eye twitch. Add in this ridiculously cold weather we’re currently experiencing in Connecticut , and I’m grateful I can simply roll down my window to get my sanity-saving cup of heaven.

I didn't have to disturb this elusive moment of sleep to get a cup of coffee. Thank you, drive thru! Photo credit C.Allard

I didn’t have to disturb this elusive moment of sleep to get a cup of coffee. Thank you, drive thru!
Photo credit C.Allard

Yoga Pants

Call them the mom uniform, call them giving up…I DON’T CARE. Yoga pants are fantastic. A step above wearing pajama pants in public, yoga pants provide the comfort moms are looking for while being accommodating for chasing around a baby on the move, all in one stretchy package. Plus, since yoga pants became a “thing,” have you seen all the cute options out there? They definitely go beyond your basic workout gear. And, after wearing holes into the legs of a pair of jeans from spending so much time on the rug playing with my daughter when all she could do was sit, or pull up, or even crawl, yoga pants became a much more practical option. Want another reason for loving yoga pants? They are accommodating to and forgiving of our post baby bodies.

Can I convince you that this is an acceptable outfit? Photo credit D.Homola

Can I convince you that this is an acceptable outfit?
Photo credit D.Homola

What lifesavers would be on your list?

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