Holiday Survival Tips for Mom

You may have caught me on TV recently talking about products that mom Must-Haves to get through the crazy holiday season. Between juggling work, shopping, travel and kids, the holidays can feel more stressful than sentimental. But, I’ve partnered with some great companies to give you a short list of holiday survival tips for mom that will get you through with a smile on your face, and everyone else’s, too!

Holiday Survival Tips: #1 Simplify Your Tech

Motorola Moto Z & Moto Mods

I’m in the market for a new phone. If you have a toddler, you probably are, too. I mean, they get BEAT up fast. But, what I’m looking for in a phone is a little different than it used to be. I need something that will work, hard, for me. Not just be cool. Not just be a great price. That’s why I was so psyched to find the Moto Z and Moto Z Mods. The Moto Z is the world’s thinnest premium smartphone, so it won’t take up tons of space in your already overloaded bag. The battery will get you through a busy day of shopping, texting, and general-out-and-about-ing and the blazing fast charging of TurboPower will give you half of your battery life back in 15 minutes. Just long enough to sit down and have a cup of coffee at a coffee shop. Did I mention that the built in camera is 13MP? It starts at $624 and can be bought at Verizon or on its own at and will work with any carrier.

motorola motoZ

I also love that I can transform the Moto Z with these amazingly top-notch Moto Mods that just snap right onto the phone.

Hasselblad True Zoom – This is perfect for moms who love obsessing over their Instagram accounts. Hasselblad is pretty much the primo of primo consumer photography equipment and this snap on Mod lets you capture incredible pro-quality photos in low light and far away with the 10x zoom. Forget putting a separate fancy camera in your bag. Scoop this up and keep it in your bag instead. For $299.99 it’s a lot cheaper than buying a separate camera, too.

hasselblad moto mods camera attachment

Insta-Share Projector This snap-on turns your phone into a projector, creating a screen up to 70″ wide. The mod comes with up to 1hr of screen time built in and has a kick stand so it’s perfect for slide-shows, movie viewings or anything else you can imagine while traveling or anywhere, really. $299.99

moto mods insta share projector

JBL SoundBoost Speaker – This Moto Mod snaps onto your Moto Z to make any party sound better. The Mod comes with up to 10 hours of battery life built in so that it doesn’t sap your phone, and it has a built in kickstand. $79.99

moto mods jbl soundboost speaker

Moto Power Packs – Slick and sized-down so that they take up less space in your bag but pack a powerful punch. These little snap-on power packs deliver up to 22 hours of battery life in one shot, making them awesome for long flights, long hauls and long days of holiday shopping and everything else. $59.99

motorola moto z moto mods power pack

Moto Style Shells – If you really want your phone to stand out with some style, snag one of these for your Moto Z. They are interchangeable with the metal backing that comes with the phone but you can opt for leather, wood or other rad textures and styles. They make great stocking stuffers, too! $19.99

motorola moto-style-shells

Holiday Survival Tips: #2 Shop Smart

ShopKick App: We’re all going to be out and about spending and shopping A LOT this holiday season. Whether your shopping sprees will be online, in-stores or both, ShopKick will help you get the most out of each minute. The FREE ShopKick app, available for iOS and Android, helps you find the latest trends, deals and stores near you, and lets you earn rewards like gift cards to places you already love just for checking in, scanning stuff in stores, using ShopKick coupons and previewing and researching in the ShopKick app.

  • If you’re shopping at home you can check out products and watch videos in the app to start earning kicks (shopkick’s reward currency).
  • Then, when you’re out shopping in stores you can earn kicks just by walking in the door, and even more rewards when you scan item.
  • And you get even more rewards from your linked credit card when you make a purchase.

macys shopkick

Holiday Survival Tips: #3 Stay Comfy

Whether you’re running around, driving around, stationed at your laptop or celebrating the holidays with family and friends, you need to stay as comfy as possible if you’re going to survive the sprint to the New Year’s Eve finish line. That’s why I secretly love Fruit of the Loom. I know. But, really. They’ve been keeping families comfy for generations and now they have these new Breathable Underwear with micro-mesh fabric designed to support air-flow and double needle stitching that makes them pretty much the most comfy, breathable, invisible, stay-put panties out there. They come in lots of pretty colors and cuts like hipster, bikini, boyshort and brief so there’s something for everyone. They’re also thinking about introducing a thong! These make awesome stocking stuffers for your besties, sisters and self. And, when you can get a 4-pack for $9.99, they are totally worth a try! One tip: if you’re curvy, size up to make sure that they fit properly. Go to to find the style you want.fruit-of-the-loom-underwear

The holidays will be here and gone in a second so I hope that these holiday survival tips help you blaze through them with comfort and joy…and save a little along the way, too. Happy holidays!

What products can you not live without when braving the holiday chaos? Please share!!

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