Every day should be mother’s day. I get that you’re probably thinking “of course she thinks that – she’s a mom!”. (Unless you’re a mom too, then you probably aren’t thinking that.) But I’m actually saying that as a daughter rather than a mom. Let me take a minute and thank today’s sponsor, Pampers, for giving me the chance to explain why I think that.
My mom had a pretty cool career back in the days before I was born. She was what is known as a system’s analyst. Which, as far I can understand being extremely non-technical myself, means that she read lines and lines and lines of code and hunted down the one or two tiny characters that would throw the whole thing out of whack. I can’t even imagine having that kind of patience or attention to detail!
Once I was born, she stayed home with me and did the usual mom-stuff. She arranged playdates and drove me to music lessons and art classes and sports practice. We lived waaaaay out in the country so going to the grocery store was a once a week thing and my mom was the queen of meal planning before that was an “in” thing. She spent time cutting coupons and matching them with sales and saving money for the family so she could continue to stay home with me.
When I was in fifth grade, my mom went back to work part-time. She was able to arrange it so that she went to work after I left for school and finished up right before my school day ended. I hardly even noticed a difference! She still planned all the meals, did the cleaning, clipped the coupons and did the shopping. I’m not sure how she got it all done!! At the time, I honestly didn’t really give it a second thought.
Now that I’m a mom myself, I get what a juggling act balancing family and career can be. While I’m lucky enough to have created this career where I can mostly work from home and be there when I need to for Josh, I still struggle to get all of the house stuff done and meal planning is definitely NOT my strong suit. And slipping coupons? I tried that and it lasted for a few months at the most.
Luckily, Sam’s Club and Pampers have a great deal for those moms whose kids are still in diapers. They can pop into their local Sam’s Club and save $5 off of Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers without having to clip a single coupon or fill out a rebate slip. All they have to do is shop and the $5 comes off right at the register. I love that Sam’s Club and Pampers recognize that moms have SO much going on, they don’t need another task to add to their to-do lists just to save a few dollars for their family. The savings is good on Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, and you can also save up to $5 on Pampers Sensitive Wipes. And you can buy up to three of the diaper boxes and save $15!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.