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Is Motherhood Like a Fairytale…?

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones… I have a story to share. It goes a little something like this – Once upon a time, there was a young woman, who lived alone. Just her, and a stray cat that decided to move in with her. She wore trendy clothes and accessories, she was 10 {ok, maybe 20…} pounds thinner, she wore heels and makeup, and had time to not just sort-of brush her hair, but also curl it – on a daily basis. Her home was amazingly organized {she’d been accused of being slightly OCD, but she liked to simply call it being thorough.} And it was always clean – no stray Legos land-mines on the floor at night, no sticky fingerprints covering the surfaces of every wall and piece of furniture and window and appliance, and no extra socks in the toilet. Yes, life was good….

Cleaning up messy toddlersAnd then, as stories like this so often go – unexpected additions came to the young woman’s life. To keep the story short, the abbreviated version is that in the span of just 4 months, her clean and tidy home, and perfectly organized life, were thrown into a frenzy has her mother moved in with her, her brother and two nephews remodeled her basement to move in too – and she found out that she was going to be a new mom. Which meant that her Prince Charming and his valiant steed {err, shih-tzu puppy} moved in as well. To say that life changed dramatically is an understatement. Suddenly her home was… Less than clean.

The Next Chapter…

Wondering how the story ends? Well, it’s still being written, day by chaotic day. But I can give you a peek into the chapter we’re currently in… Today, I have a toddler. She is a beautiful, smart as heck, and funnier than anyone I’ve ever met. She is also wild, loud, fast as can be, and a constant tornado of messes and calamity. The young woman’s days are now spent changing diapers while encouraging potty training, finding healthy snacks to arrange artfully onto fun child-friendly dishes, and then picking those delicious snacks up off of the ground again two minutes later. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is a life-saver for washing crayon marks off of walls and cupboards, getting sticky fingerprints off of the fridge and floor, and quickly wiping down everything else, again, and again. But – no matter how careful you are, a toddler can find something sticky and dirty and yucky to get into. The young woman needed a solution….

Wet Wipes for ToddlersAnd she found it! Wet One’s antibacterial wipes are a lifesaver for busy moms. Whether your little one is a mud puddle lover {like my Abby above} – or a candy sneaker, a dust bunny snuggler, a garbage investigator, or a snack squisher – Wet Ones can take care of any mess your kids get into, while also gently washing away dangerous germs. They kill 99.9% of bacteria {I’m not good at math, but I know that’s a lot} – but thanks to their Aloe formula, they won’t dry or irritate your skin like hand sanitizers can. They’re also amazingly multi-purpose – keep them in the diaper bag, your purse, your gym bag, your desk… They work on just about every mess in your daily life. From wiping down a not-so-clean restaurant table, then washing faces, hands, elbows, {maybe knees? Depends if you have an enthusiastic eater like I do} – after eating. Trust me – there are a million uses for these little superheros.

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Let’s chat… Do you have a fairy tale story of motherhood too? Do you find yourself soaking in the view of your chaotic messy home, and wondering when true love’s kiss will come and wake you from the bad dream? Have you ever gotten your house beautifully clean – only to have it turn back into a pumpkin before morning? Share your stories with me in the comments!

{Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in an Ambassador Program for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.}



  1. debra 788two year olds says

    luv your true story wrote beautifully wait until you have 2 or more it only gets worse but i wouldn’t trade my life when my children were younger i also had the care of six 2 yr olds 24/7 foster children too .many stories not even enough room to tell about it but i luved almost every minute of it. would’nt trade it for the world ! you’re doing a wonderful job at it & get to enjoy the most rewarding job there is, best of luck & enjoy the holidays with your little one abby

  2. Love, love, love wet wipes! Can not imagine life without them!

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