Making the Hard Days Easier



Some days are hard days.

Last Sunday was one of those parenting days. You know, the ones that completely drain you emotionally, physically, mentally. It’s been a while since our last one. And usually, it’s only one of us that’s down for the count. But, it was one of those EPIC days, that had both me and my husband drained and defeated.


We’re both zombies because our otherwise great sleeper decided 3am was appropriate for party time (turned cry session if either of us tried to leave his room). Coupled with a rush over to church, crappy naps, whining, attitude, tears, and drama from two energetic little boys who need activity, attention, and nourishment. WOOF. For real, Sunday was a hard day.

No joke, I think we started the bedtime countdown at noon.

No one ever said parenting is easy. Heck, it’s the hardest thing that I’ve ever done in my life. Every day is a different adventure and just when I think I have it figured out, parenting throws you a curve ball out of left field.

Needless to say anything to make our days as parents easier, we embrace with our whole hearts.

We rely on each other.

It’s easy to do on the good days. But, it’s the hard days that make me realize how lucky we are to have one another. My husband and I tag team all baby duties, including diaper changes with a toddler who is off running any chance he gets. And any time we can give each other a break to recharge, we try to give each other grace, even when our patience tanks are running on empty.


We count on brands we trust.

I’ve mentioned it before, but Huggie’s Little Movers are a lifesaver for keeping our little one leak-proof, blow-out proof. He decided that clothes were not an option today. (Actually, I did, after the 3rd outfit change). So he stayed comfortable in his Huggie’s Little Movers all day long.

With Huggie’s Little Movers in our corner, we know that through the sleepless nights and the crabby days, our little one is protected in diapers that keep him dry and comfortable, even when he’s up to no good!

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We embrace the hard days.

In the midst of these hard days, I realize our blessings. It’s not so easy to see when you’re in the thick of parenting, but the sweetest moments are found throughout our hard days. And after bedtime, we both weep over our glasses of wine. We vent about how we were crappy parents and lament to each other about what we could’ve done differently. And scroll through pictures from the day, cooing over our babies. Oh parenting guilt. It never ends. Parenting isn’t easy, but it’s ALL so, so worth it.

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We stock up on everything.

Shopping swiftly and shopping in bulk is a huge time-saver for us. It helps immensely to be stocked up on food and all of our baby and childcare goods, especially when the little ones are having a crabby day.


Walmart Neighborhood Market offers a variety of Huggie’s Diapers and Wipes. You can get all of your baby and child care needs at Walmart Supercenter prices.

Head over to your local Walmart Neighborhood Market where you can get all of your baby and child care needs at Walmart Supercenter prices. Who isn’t always looking for great deals on diapers?! On top of Walmart Neighborhood Market‘s great every day prices, you can also use these coupons for an even bigger discount!

How do you survive the hard days?

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34 thoughts on “Making the Hard Days Easier

  1. candy

    Yes there are hard days, all it takes is that hug or excitement when they show you something or accomplish something. Not suppose to be easy, oh so worth every moment.

  2. Suzanne Hines

    We totally tag team on the hard days. Sometimes I just have to get up and leave the room…go outside and sit on the porch or something. And then I come back, refreshed, and I’m ready to take over so my husband can go do the same! The hard days are SO HARD!

  3. Charlie

    So nice to read a post where it’s obvious you guys help each other as parents! So lovely to read, hope your little ones back to sleepy self soon!

  4. Shahla

    Couldn’t agree more with you about counting the blessings and working as a team! And when all else fails, I hide in my closet!! jk!!! kind of 😉

  5. Diedre

    I know all about those hard days! Those are the days I pack up the girls and get out the house so I don’t go crazy. If I have to finish stuff around the house, I let them watch tv or play on their tablets so I can have some moments of sanity.

  6. Emily Lofgren

    I love the way you and your husband rely on each other and work as a team! That makes a huge difference when overcoming moments that aren’t so easy. I hope to have a relationship like that with my future husband.

  7. Aimee @ MamaCentric

    Oh, girl, you know there is never any judgement from me! We all have those days, and I agree, this parenthood journey is both the roughest and most rewarding I’ve ever embarked upon. Hugs to you! I love your ability to find the positivity amidst the rough patches.

  8. Jenni Laplow

    I think hard days will always happen, no matter what age! It’s great that you can lean on your significant other when you need to, and I agree about being stocked up on diapers and wipes to avoid any extra stress of running out unexpectedly!

  9. Jenna

    Those hard days stink. But even on the hardest days, I think to myself that its still so much better to have this because even on the absolute worst days there are still moments that are absolutely priceless.

  10. Corina

    Loved the realness in this post! “And after bedtime, we both weep over our glasses of wine.” Lol!! And the pictures are priceless too 😀 Oh those hard days! I definitely rely on the Lord and remember how blessed I am to have children. Helps reset the perspective when the hardness of the moment is weighing down on me.

  11. AnnMarie Brown

    My husband and I have always tagged team things when raising our children. We have also learned to always stay on the same page so they kids can not play us against each other.

  12. Amy

    Awwww I hear ya, mama! There are days that can be exhausting and just emotionally draining. Praying that there will be an upside soon! We love Huggies too!


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