10 Items under $20 Every Parent Needs

Why You NEED These Items

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone told you what items you might need before you actually needed the item? Say no more! I’ve created a list of items every single mother should own and I’ve included links to where you can purchase the items.

Do you remember the quote, “It’s better to be repared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared”? Well, the same goes for us as mothers, let’s not wait until something happens; let’s be proactive and not reactive– I have you covered. Please read below.

Below is a list of  described items that have helped me so much! They’re items that will keep your home organized and your mind sane because raising children on your own  can drive anyone bananas


1) Counter Gap Cover

Don’t you hate when you’re cooking and food falls on the side of your stove? Right between the cracks of the counter and the stove? ME TOO! Seriously, who’s going to pull the stove out so we can clean between those spots? Thank goodness I found a solution.

Buy this item here:  http://amzn.to/2rSPlKE

2) Oil Diffuser

If you’re anything like me, you want your kids to go to bed at a decent hour so you can finally rest, read a book or just do nothing. You deserve it, right? But you have small kids who are afraid of the dark and they “can’t” sleep. Here’s your solution– Oil Diffuser with a night light. The oil fragrance will help your  child rest easy at night while the colors of the diffuser peacefully changes colors.

It works perfect for older children as well. It’s a great way to get rid of teenage bodily odors in their rooms, can help with sleeping habits and it can help create a peaceful atmosphere.

Buy the diffuser item here: http://amzn.to/2qYPrmb

Buy the oils  here: http://amzn.to/2rjuzGV

3) Ceiling Fan Duster

Dust and asthma mixed together can cause an unnecessary visit to your primary doctor, but  it can all be prevented if you dusted your ceiling fan and other areas in your home that collect dust. What if you’re only 5’1” and can’t reach certain areas of your home? We have you covered. This item is great because it can be used anywhere and it’s long enough to allow you to stand on the ground and simply use the handle to clean the area.

It’s simple, easy and it’s great for you.

Buy this item here: http://amzn.to/2rje2CQ


4) Motivation

When you’re raising kids you need all the support you can get. Motivation is key to raising productive, law abiding,  successful individuals. The happier you are, the happier your child will be. Grab a book and relax.

Buy this item here:  What Are You Reaching For http://amzn.to/2rjGWmp

Buy this item here: The Motivation Manifesto  http://amzn.to/2rjQePg

Buy this item here:  The Outliers http://amzn.to/2qmhQOZ


5) Portable potty for toddlers

Hold on, before you judge, let me share a story with you. One day I decided to take my  my 2 year old son and 3 year old daughter to new community park. After playing for over an hour my son said, “Mommy, I need to potty”.

First, I HATE public bathrooms. They’re so nasty! But the babies had to use the restroom. I turn to my left, no restroom, I turned to my right, no restroom… OH NOOOOO… There were no restrooms! I was saved by another parent– thank goodness!  She had a portable potty. I asked her where she bought her portable  potty from and she said, “ I order it online; it’s a life saver”.  What did I do? I went online and bought one.

Buy this item here:  For Boys http://amzn.to/2rBxMSg

Buy this item here:  For both genders http://amzn.to/2qiEuIC


6) Jewelry Organizer

Having your jewelry organized is crucial to saving time.  Have you ever tried to get dressed and you’re looking for the earrings that will match your dress perfectly but you can’t find the earrings because all of your jewelry is in a box? Let’s get you organized. This jewelry organizer hangs in your closet!

Buy this item here: http://amzn.to/2rC633P

7) Purse Holder

Keep your purse from the dirty floor and thieves by hanging it right next to you. I loooovvveee my purse hold! And everyone is always asking me where did I get it from! Don’t allow your purse to sit on the floor; hang it up.

Buy this item here:  http://amzn.to/2rT0nzI

8)  Emergency Warning Triangle

I always stay ready. If I’m stuck on the side of the road I use my emergency warning triangles to make myself visible until my tow truck arrives. It’s a great save!

Buy this item here:  http://amzn.to/2qmbfE4


9)  Food and Laptop Steering Wheel Tray

The Zone Tech Car Laptop and Food Steering Wheel Tray is perfect for running some errands in the car, feeding kids take out food you swore you would never give them again to long distant road trips and everything in between. The car tray is the ultimate; a thoughtful gift for any parent. Connect the tray to your steering wheel and have an office for yourself or a eating table for your kids when you’re on the go.

Buy this item here: http://amzn.to/2f1yvaV


10)  Back Supporting Pillow

After a long day with kids, you deserve the right to kick up your feet and relax– But your back hurts. No fear, I have a solution. Get yourself a back supporting pillow and all of your worries are gone for a moment. Sometimes all you need is a moment.

Buy this item here: http://amzn.to/2wTB3P