At first you’re just taking the kids to the occasional playdate. Then you add in ballet lessons and karate. Then it’s band practice and theater and SAT tutors and suddenly you think, “Did I sleep in my bed last night, or was I just here in the car all night?” You’re no longer Mom — you’re the chauffeur.
Moms are meticulous about planning their schedule from sun-up to soccer practice. They typically find themselves spending the whole day driving in a giant loop — just like a race car driver. If you want to call us miracle workers, go right ahead. We’ll also accept Champions of the Carpool, Goddesses of ON TIME, and Queens of JUST MADE IT.
So, how do we do it?
Stock Up the Car Like It’s the Apocalypse
Snacks. Wipes. Drinks. There’s no time for extra stops, so anticipate literally every need and you’re good. And don’t forget extra outfits for everyone, including yourself because we’ve ALL been the mom with the coffee-covered shirt. Multitasking moms, does your morning typically look like this?
Equip Yourself With the Tools to Speed Through the Gas Station
The gas light only comes on in the most inopportune times — typically with a car full of screaming kids or when you’re already late to pick them up for soccer practice. Equip yourself with ExxonMobil’s Speedpass+TM app before you hit the road to spend less time at the pump and more time sipping your latte in the school pickup line. This app can be a total lifesaver by helping you easily locate the closest gas station and by safely paying from the comfort of your car. As an added bonus, at Exxon and Mobil stations, you will be filling up with SynergyTM gasoline — meticulously engineered with seven key ingredients to give you better gas mileage — perfect for busy moms and dads.
ExxonMobil recently partnered with comedian and mom Jenni Pulos to ambush real moms and dads at the pump to see what they would do with an extra five minutes in their day, WATCH!
Find Ways to Have Fun Along the Way
Don’t underestimate a well-timed mom joke. Or breaking out your best dance move at a red light. It’s the little things that will keep you going. It doesn’t matter if you’re stuck shuttling the kids across town again or making a pit stop to fill up your tank, take a page from Jenni Pulos and find time to enjoy the ride. She created a special rap to highlight how wins like quicker fueling at Exxon and Mobil stations are truly the key to avoiding total toddler meltdowns.
Whether it’s taking a moment to feel the sun on your face (through the car window, of course) or belting out that rap song when you finally drop off the kids, take the time to savor the silence of your own car. Find that extra time in your journey to enjoy you for once and pat yourself on the back because you’re killing it!
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