5 Must-Haves for the Busy Woman - Sammy Makes Six

5 Must-Haves for the Busy Woman

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It's officially the first week of summer vacation and while most people might think that a moms job gets easier in the summer, they are actually pretty off the mark. If your life is like mine, summer can be even more hectic than when the kids are in school - because you still have all your daily responsibilites, and also a houseful of kids that need watching and entertaining. So how do I keep it together even when my to-do-list looks longer than the hours in the day? 

I plan ahead, I make sure that I have my essentials with me at all times and I self-care at the end of those really tough days when everything aches, especially my back. 

5 Must-Have's For The Busy Woman

A bag that can hold it all: The first thing that any busy woman needs, whether you're a mom or not, is a great tote bag with enough space to hold your life in. I love bags with plenty of pockets, space for my laptop, phone, reading tablet and with a great design. 

Who says tote bags have to be ugly? These days it's so easy to find a tote bag that fits your personal style. I loved this black canvas tote from the minute I laid eyes on it and especially like that no matter what I stuff into it, it still looks cool.

A mobile office: Being able to take my office with me has always been one of the perks of working from home. As long as I have my laptop, camera and phone with me, I can work from almost anywhere, including and especially my car, where I spend most of my time. 

A daily makeup edit: I've always found that one of the things that makes the biggest difference in how I feel on any given day is if I had time to put myself together, and because there are days that I am out the door super early, I do not always have time to apply makeup. On those days I grab my to-go cosmetics bag that contains all the products I need for a quick 10-minute face. 

That way I can put my face on while I have a few minutes in the car and feel a million times more confident than I did with a bare face. Not saying you need a full face of makeup to feel confident, sometimes all I do is mascara and a red lip, and even those two things alone make a world of difference. 

Comfy shoes: You will never catch me in a pair of heels these days, I gave up heels after a lifetime of working in heels while killing my feet and back, but I will step out in wedges on those days that call for a meeting or something more than my normal routine. And on those days I will always tuck my comfiest pair of shoes in my bag to change into as soon as I can. 

Sunbeam® Renue® Contoured Back Heating Pad: A new addition to my tote bag but one that has become an immediate must-have is this new Sunbeam® Renue® Heating Pad - which you can purchase at Walmart. If you suffer from back pain then you know how painful and hard it is to deal with it, especially when you're constantly on the go. For most women, there is no such thing as a day off. 

I've spent a lot of my working life on my feet and in high heeled shoes, and for the past 9 years I've spent a lot of time sitting in a desk chair and car without much movement throughout the day, making back pain a real thing for me. That's why I now carry my Sunbeam® Renue® Heating Pad with me because I can pop it on if I stop by my moms during the day, or in a pinch I can even use it in my car since I do have an outlet. 

The Sunbeam® Renue® Contoured Back Heating Pad provides targeted heat therapy that is clinically proven to relieve pain associated with muscle tension and stress. The pad’s contoured design is shaped specifically to fit the #1 area of pain for heating pad users, the lower back. The integrated waist strap helps keep the pad in place for hands-free, high-level heat therapy.

Sunbeam® Renue® Contoured Back Heating Pad Features:
  • Additional Extender Waist Strap attached, stretches up to 85 inches
  • 4 heat settings—low to high-level heat plus 2 hour auto-shut off.
  • Entire pad is machine washable for easy care.
  • Soft, Micromink fabric for added comfort.

Thirty minutes (or longer) at the end of the day with this heating pad on my back and I feel like a brand new woman. It's been such a great day to aliviate back pain without having to take extra pain relievers.  

I'm too busy to let back pain hold me back from living my life and getting things done, I am super stoked for the addition of the Sunbeam® Renue® Contoured Back Heating Pad in my life. With my tote bag, mobile office and heating pad in-hand, I am ready for whatever summer may bring. #NewellHomeRefresh