Behind the curtain at Proud Momma – there are actually several Proud Mommas that make the world go round. We were all Zoom chatting a few weeks ago about Mother’s Day. It was during this conversation that it was underscored we are all at very different ‘Momma” stages.
We ran with that realization to curate this list of our tried-and-true, time-tested products and services for ALL stages of being a parent. You’ll see each list has a short intro of who created the list and where they are in their “Mom Life” – and Grandma life! Included with each item is the how and/or why we continue to go back to that same particular item over and again! If you have a product or service that you CANNOT Mom without – please share in the comments, along with where you are in your Momming journey!
Mom of 2 kids ages 5 (son) and 3 (daughter). I mostly shop for things that make things faster, CLEANER, and more organized. Being a full-time working mom + wife + daughter + sister + Aunt, etc – a good hack and a great shortcut always catch my attention.
Mom’s – finally be in the picture vs TAKING the picture!!!
I LOATHE clutter. This book really helped me recognize and stick to a practical application to clutter reduction. It’s written in a very real voice!
Heavy-duty foldable paper towels for your Tork dispenser. These ones don’t jam the dispenser and are thick like normal towels.
Even when I am done with poop (….IF I am ever done with poop) I will still buy these bags and put them in my purse, car, gym bag, kids backpacks… They are so handy, durable but not bulky, and do a great job of holding in the stink.
DO NOT pay $30 for lengthening mascara. This stuff doesn’t clump, lengthens, and doesn’t come off leaving black circles and black dust under your eyes – even with all-day wear. 2 layers, out the door. BAM.
I use these for bottles, water glasses, wine glasses – anything where you can’t get your hand and the sponge in. The spongy top keeps things soapy with the added scrubber to get stubborn spots!
STOP scrubbing toilets, showers, sinks. This stuff is a miracle. We are on a well with very hard water with lots of mineral deposits. NOTHING would get my toilets clean until this. I spray it in, walk away for a few, take the brush and that is it. Same with my sinks and showers.
This thing is for real life-changing. Vacuum and mop AT THE SAME TIME. Mop and vacuum up cereal spills in ONE pass. Works on area rugs, hard floors, tile – no more vacuuming THEN mopping. LOVE. THIS. THING.
8 Pack Clear Acrylic Shelf Dividers for Closet, Wood Shelf Organizer, Multi-Functional Wood Closet Separator for Storage and Organization in Bedroom, Kitchen and Office, No Installation Tools Required
These are sturdy, super simple to use, and have kept the shelves in my closet from becoming one giant pile of who-knows-what. Not sure why I waited to so long to start using something with such a great impact!
Work From Home Mom with one six year old daughter, & currently expecting another daughter anytime now. Being at the “beached whale” state of my pregnancy, my current shopping habits are COMFORT, COMFORT, COMFORT – but otherwise, I’m always on the hunt for gadgets that make life even the slightest bit easier – because in my hectic world, every second counts.
These are great to have when you’ve run out of hands and have a question or even need lights turned on/off. (Paired with next product) – This comes in handy for me MANY nights when I get home to a dark house and want to quickly light up each room.
Need this product for the above product to work with the “turn on lights” command.
I’m ALWAYS losing my keys, my purse, or both! NEVER AGAIN with this nifty product!! Simply install the app on your phone and never lose anything again!
Just because it looks freaking AWESOME and who doesn’t like to be reminded with cuss words plastered on a candle?
The Original BUDDHA BOARD: Relaxing Water Painting with Bamboo Brush & Stand, Mindfulness & Meditation Practice, Environmentally Friendly. Zen Concept Live in The Moment. Master The Art of letting go.
THIS IS AMAZING! I love to paint, but canvases are SO expensive. With this one, you simply wipe away and start anew. Does it get much better than this?
Mark my words – two saved trips to the cleaners from this steamer and it’s practically paid for itself. Just because we are moms and are 100% allowed to look a hot mess – doesn’t mean we HAVE to! Sooooo super easy, I can use it with a baby on my hip!
Anything you could possibly need as a mom for your car – vacuum, air pump, etc.
PERFECT for the new baby coming (and older sister to make a mess with too) – LOVE, LOVE doing crafts with my kiddo
This is what makes the WFH Moms’ dreams come true. After sitting all day long – this nifty device, knows just what to do.
I would cry my eyes out if I received this, and I’m sure any other mom could agree. Personalized things are to die for, and this is just too sweet
Mom to 6 adult children and 18 grandchildren (so far)! Grandma is my name and spoiling is my game! I’m always on the search for something fun for the grandkids to do while at my house or when I take them all to camp in the summer – plus all the birthdays and Christmas!
I have used this faithfully for several years as I started getting “age spots” on my face and it works great, feels great, and smells great! I use it on the back of my hands as well.
For decades, kids have loved using magnetic letters and numbers on the fridge! My kids used them on their grandmother’s fridge and now I have them on my fridge. My 4 and 5-year-old grandsons are learning how to spell, count, add and subtract and love working it all out in a fun way on the refrigerator. Even the grand-teens like to use them and write each other messages about who is grandma’s favorite!
I love using decals to decorate my home. This is one I purchased recently when I updated my kitchen and dining space to replace a previous decal that I had on the same wall for years. There are decals throughout my home.
Great product. Have used Loreal for years and this BB Cream is right in step with their standards. Great coverage and love the feel of it. Lasts all day!
I went Keto over a year ago and while I currently do “lazy keto”, I have stuck with several of the diet changes, such as using Monk Fruit for my coffee and baking. Taste’s great, no funny after taste.
These are a favorite of Grandma and the grandkids!
Everyone in the family loves hot sauce, grandkids, adult kids, grandma and great-grandma. Adds that special spiciness to everything!
This seasoning has gone on almost every meat that we have cooked over the past several years. Chicken, shrimp, pork chops, salmon – it’s great on all of it. Also good in eggs!
I love these for bathrooms and bedrooms to keep things smelling fresh.
Super easy to use and love the scent of Gain!
Mom of 3 kids ages 16 (daughter) age 15 (daughter) age 4 (son), and over 30 animals including dogs, ferrets, goats, chickens, ducks, bearded dragons, and a cat. As a full-time working mom to children and animals alike, who also enjoys spending lots of time in the kitchen, I am always searching for organization, cleaning supplies and the next great kitchen tool.
If you’re anything like me, a hot cup of coffee used to be a dream. With this mug my coffee stays hot until I am able to finish it.
Messy teenagers and cats do not always mix well. For the times that I have told my kids to pick up their dirty clothes a million times before the cat pees on them, and then they don’t, this little miracle comes to play. Just apply to the soiled clothes and let dry, then wash and WHAM good as new. We also use it on the carpet as well.
I bought these for my 16-year-old daughter, who has a Moto smartphone. I didn’t want to spend an astronomical amount of money for someone who is still learning the value of money and responsibility. These have a great quality sound and for the price point, are a great choice.
As a mom to 2 teenage girls and a 4-year-old little boy, I have to say there is not a whole lot of overlap in what interests them all. In comes kinetic sand, this has the construction trucks my son loves and can make bricks to destroy and my girls just love the feel and way kinetic sand works. This is something I can actually get them all to play with together.
As a family of 5 a big breakfast used to take lots of pans and make a huge mess. I could not live without my 12×22 Bella griddle. It’s big enough that I can make eggs and sausages at the same time, or even a whole pound of thick-cut bacon.
As a previous culinary student turned mom, these are by far my favorite knives. This is the 2nd set of Miracle Blades, I’ve owned in 15 years. I love the Rock and Chop blade, a cleaver-like knife with a curve to the blade, it makes chopping a breeze and follows the natural movements of your hand.
My 15 year old loves everything jewelry or make-up related. This was a fabulous purchase because she has a lot and a very small room. This allows her to store it all and either hang it on the door or on the wall. It includes a full length mirror and takes up barely any room.
Everyone should have a couple of these in their house. I have a husband who loves to forge and a teenager learning to bake. We make sure to keep these in house and garage. It works great as we have had to use them plus they are rechargeable so you can take them to a certified recharging station so you are always prepared.
These are my favorite storage containers. There are no clicking locks or annoying tabs. They are simple, the lid fits inside the groove and you turn the dial on the top to keep things airtight.
I love my Pyrex dishes and was so happy when they came out with deep dish versions. As I mentioned we are a family of 5 so the normal baking dishes were sufficient for us but if we had company or wanted to have a decent amount of leftovers we would be out of luck. Now, with the deep dish I can make enormous sized dishes that will feed my army plus another.
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