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5 Mom Duties Moms Should Outsource: Time-Saving Tips for the Busy Mom

Althea Greene is a writer and beauty expert with a passion for sharing tips on lifestyle and wellness.

Being a mom shouldn't be hard!

The numbers are staggering: a survey showed that being a mom is equal to working 2.5 full-time jobs, or working about 98 hours a week! That means that the time you spend performing mom duties adds up to more than you think, and takes up a greater part of your day – and life – than what you thought was possible.

As a mom, it can feel like there's never enough time in the day to get everything done. Juggling work, kids, and mother’s duties at home can be overwhelming. This can often lead to mom guilt – the feeling that you're not doing enough.

But it doesn't have to be all-or-nothing. Many mom duties can be outsourced to save you time and energy. This blog post will discuss 5 mom duties and responsibilities that can easily be delegated to someone else without feeling guilty!

Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

Let's face it, being a mom means always being busy. Even when the kids are at school, there's always something to be done. That's why outsourcing meal planning and grocery shopping could be a great time-saving strategy for you.

If cooking dinner every night is a struggle, consider outsourcing your meal planning and grocery shopping. There are plenty of meal delivery services that can take care of the meal planning for you, and many grocery stores now offer online ordering and delivery.

With someone else taking care of those tasks, you can use that extra time to catch up on some much-needed sleep, get in a workout, or just relax with a good book. And when the family sits down to enjoy a healthy, home-cooked meal together, everyone will be happy - especially mom!


When you're a mom, there's a good chance that your to-do list is longer than Santa's naughty or nice list. Between taking care of the kids, managing the household, and trying to hold down a job, it can be hard to find time for yourself, let alone keep the house clean.

Don't have time to keep up with the cleaning? Consider hiring a maid service or outsourcing your cleaning to someone else. This can be a great way to free up some time in your schedule.

Whether you hire a weekly cleaning service or just bring in some help for those big spring-cleaning projects, outsourcing can take a load off of your plate and give you some much-needed free time. It can be pretty satisfying to hand over the cleaning reins to someone else and just relax for once. So, if you're looking for a way to simplify your life as a mom, consider outsourcing your cleaning needs!


Let's face it: doing laundry is a pain. It's time-consuming, monotonous, and always there, looming in the background like an unread book on your nightstand. So, it's no wonder that so many moms outsource this thankless task to someone else.

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After all, why spend your precious free time sorting socks when you could be sipping wine with your friends? Or take a yoga class? Or finally, finishing that book you've been meaning to read for years? When you outsource your laundry, you free up valuable time that you can use to pursue your passions and connect with the people you love.

Doing laundry is another mom duty that can take up time. If you're struggling to keep up with the laundry, consider hiring a laundry service or outsourcing it to someone else. So go ahead and cross laundry off your to-do list - your family will thank you for it!


Moms should outsource childcare because it's the best way to get a break. Let's be honest, being a mom is hard work. You're constantly on the go, trying to keep everything together. And sometimes, you just need a break. That's where outsourcing comes in.

If you're finding it difficult to juggle work and childcare, consider hiring a nanny or daycare. This can be a great way to free up some time in your schedule so you can focus on work.

When you outsource childcare, you can relax and recharge while someone else takes care of your kids. It's the perfect way to get some much-needed me-time. So go ahead and treat yourself to a massage, take a long nap, or just sit back and watch your favorite show. You deserve it!


Here's a novel idea: let's outsource the running of errands to, well, anyone but moms. Let dads do it, kids do it, grandparents do it. Heck, even the dog could do it if we taught him how to drive the car. Why should moms have to be the ones who are always running around town, trying to get everything done?

Running errands is another mom duty that can take up a lot of time. If you're struggling to find time to run errands, consider outsourcing them to someone else. There are plenty of services that will do your grocery shopping, dry cleaning, and more.

Let's face it, it's exhausting. And it's not like we're getting anything done that we couldn't outsource to someone else. So, let's put our feet up and relax for once, and leave the running of errands to someone else.

Now you know: you don't have to do everything by yourself!

Being a mom is a full-time job. Being a mom is a full-time job. Having to take care of the kids, do household chores, manage appointments, and – lastly – trying to find some time for yourself, life can feel frustrating. One way to help lighten your load is to identify mom duties to outsource.

Mom duties never end, so outsourcing some of your mom duties can be a great way to free up some time in your schedule. These are just a few of the mom duties that you can outsource without feeling guilty!

Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments: what other mom duties would you outsource?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Althea Greene

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