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Time-Saving Hacks from #Momlife

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Occasionally motherhood can be summed up in a few words: wake the kids, make breakfast, get everyone dressed, leave, forget something, leave again. The ability to navigate all of that—or better yet, to navigate it all with dignity and grace and a modicum of sanity—is as much science as it is art. We asked a few of the women we know best (the ones we share an office with) for the tools (apps, products, coffee) they rely on to keep it all together—seamlessly.

  • Kate Wolfson goop's executive editor

    Kate Wolfson

    executive editor and mom to Sonny, two

  • POPGRIP Rose Gold Aluminum POPGRIP Rose Gold Aluminum PopSockets, $15
  • “My son is a big fan of watching videos of himself during meals. Aren’t we all? (Not stellar parenting, but it works.) Having a PopGrip on my phone means that I can stand it up wherever Sonny choses to take his dinner: the counter, his high chair, the dining table. It’s also a godsend when FaceTiming with his East Coast grandparents in the evenings. Coincidentally, it’s when he’s feeling the most energetic (witching hour is real) and running through the house at full speed—tables, chairs, and the dog be damned. The little grip allows me to aim the camera at him and clear the way at the same time.”

    Wild Rumpus Avocado
    Once Upon a Farm, $28 for an 8-pack
  • “Jennifer Garner recently launched these awesome organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, BPA-free, refrigerated (a big deal because so many pouches on the market are shelf-stable) baby food pouches. Sonny is almost two, so he’s definitely aged out of baby-food pouches as a meal. They do, however, make for excellent park snacks. He’s a fan of the Wild Rumpus Avocado, Just Right Oats, and Gold-y Mango flavors. And the pouches themselves are recyclable through TerraCycle, so I don’t feel like a total jerk.”

  • BIG & TINY 1731 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica BIG & TINY, 1731 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica
  • “The weekends are sacred in our family. It’s when the three of us get quality uninterrupted time together. A few times a month, we take Sonny to this adorable play space where he gets to hang out with other kids (supervised, of course), and we can either run errands (Costco!), get breakfast, or simply chill out in the little café area out front. There’s also a work area in the back if we need to drop in and answer emails during the week while he plays. The doors to the play area—where they have swings, a ball pit, and tons of toys—have a little window parents can peek through without disturbing play time. They also host and plan themed birthday parties right on-site, which is a hack all in and of itself.”

  • Jordan Cunningham goop's senior director, brand partnerships & sales

    Jordan Cunningham

    senior director, brand partnerships & sales, and mom to Vivienne, eight months

  • DRYBAR Blowout DRYBAR Blowout DryBar, from $45
  • “I love going to Drybar. It’s one less thing I need to do in the morning, and it gives me extra time to bang out emails. So much of my job involves meeting with clients, so even though I’m still getting back into the groove, I need to look pulled together. I heard the Drybar founders are coming out with a massage app, Squeeze, soon, too.”

  • “Between sleep deprivation and crazy schedules, this app keeps me sane. You can keep track of feedings, diapers, sleep, weight, and height, but I focus on Vivienne’s feeding schedule. My husband, Chris, and our nanny have access to the app, so they never have to wonder when Vivienne had her last feeding.”

  • YUMI FOODS YUMI Yumi, starting at $35 a week
  • “We introduced Vivienne to solids a little before six months, and the baby-food delivery company Yumi is incredible. Each meal is made with fresh, organic ingredients, and the basic purées are a great way to get her exposed to new tastes. Since her diet consists mostly of breast milk, I just freeze whatever we don’t use right away. For everything else (diapers, household supplies, etc.), I rely heavily on Amazon so I don’t have to make trips to the store.”

  • TATA HARPER Nourishing Oil Cleanser TATA HARPER
    Nourishing Oil Cleanser
    goop, $76
    Active Botanical Serum
    goop, $185
  • goop by JUICE BEAUTY Revitalizing Day Moisturizer goop by JUICE BEAUTY
    Revitalizing Day Moisturizer
    goop, $100
  • “Once I had Vivienne, I knew I needed to simplify everything in my life, and that included having an arsenal of clean products that I know I love. I don’t have time to shower in the morning, so showering at night has become the norm. It also helps cut down on the time I spend getting ready in the morning, so I have more time with Viv.”

  • Katie DiMatteo goop's senior director, brand partnerships & marketing

    Katie DiMatteo

    senior director, brand partnerships & marketing, and mom to Stella, six, and Theo, four

  • ROCKETS OF AWESOME ROCKETS OF AWESOME Rockets of Awesome, from $20 per season
  • “I don’t have to spend time shopping, and the kids get something in the mail. Two birds, one stone. This easy-to-use subscription service makes stocking the kids’ closets a breeze.”

  • Cozi App COZI APP
  • “My husband pulls more than his share of the weight—if he’s cooking, I’m cleaning. If I’m managing the kids’ schedules, he’s handling the car payments. I use the Cozi app to organize our family to-do and shopping lists. I’ll break out my shopping list by type: grocery store, big box, department stores.”

  • “My husband and I commute together, so I’ll place an order for our morning coffee as we’re backing out of the driveway.”

  • “My secret weapon for getting out the door in the morning even faster. It cuts my drying time in half, allowing for a few extra precious minutes of snoozing when the alarm goes off.”