Tough Mothers Take on the Seattle Tough Mudder
My friend Kelly likes to say that being a mom is like running in one of those hamster wheels—going non-stop, but never getting anywhere!
I think of motherhood as an obstacle course, instead.
Just think about all the things that you have to navigate during the day: slogging through the drop-off lane, dodging a PTA sign-up, crawling under the couch for someone’s shoe and someone else’s permission slip…and that’s before 9 AM!
As the mother of two growing boys, I know that morning is just the beginning of the chaos. By the time I tuck the boys in at night, I’ve covered some major ground. A never-ending list of activities and obstacles keeps my family in constant motion, but thanks to Ziploc® brand Storage and Sandwich bags, we don’t lose anything along the way.
I not only use Ziploc® brand Storage and Sandwich Bags for the obvious stuff like school lunches, but I also use them to help us get and keep our act together.
For example, I love to use Ziploc® brand Storage gallon sized Bags to hold the kids’ school paperwork. You know all the class rules, band calendars, and bell schedules? I put each boy’s important papers in one bag, and I keep them right in my kitchen closet. They stay flat and clean, and I know exactly where they are. Even better, they’re ready for transport in the rain!
Remember those two growing boys of mine? The tiniest toys are always their favorites – and always the easiest ones to lose. To avoid the lost-toy panic, I use the Ziploc® brand Storage Bags with Easy Open Tabs for all the little pieces and doo-dads that seem to cover our floors and find their way under our car seats. Building blocks and plastic army men all have a home now. Plus, sticky or slippery hands don’t stop my boys from packing up. The added tab on the bags makes them easy to grip and easy to open.
Of course, we also use Ziploc® brand Sandwich and Snack Bags to have snacks (and sometimes dinner) when we’re at or on our way to the boys’ many activities. Want to make friends at the soccer game like the mom with the portable heater and canopy? Snacks are always a good way to do it!
Speaking of soccer games, I also store the boys’ soccer uniforms in the gallon-sized bags. Once the uniforms are laundered after game day, I put the shirt, shorts and socks all in one handy Ziploc® brand bag. That way, when we are rushing out the door, the boys can simply grab the bags of uniforms!
Rain or shine, night or day, Ziploc® brand is there for moms, no matter the obstacles we face. This even includes a real obstacle course. Yep, that’s right. Ziploc® brand formed a “Team Tough Mother” at the recent Tough Mudder Seattle event. Moms navigated a mud-filled obstacle course as part of a team. It was a race, but it was about finishing – not winning – as moms pushed each other to overcome obstacles and face their fears. Totally brag worthy! Ziploc® brand had the new Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs available at bag drops to keep gear clean and dry. Be sure to check out the upcoming events in other cities.
Check out Ziploc® brand’s Tough Mother video. It’s really cute.
You’ll want to share it with all the tough, multi-tasking mamas you know! Do you have an out-of-the-(lunch)-box way that you use Ziploc® brand Storage Bags with Easy Open Tabs? Leave a comment and tell us about it!