The Multihyphenate Mama Life

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Multihyphenate Mama Life

Dear moms: we don’t have octopus arms. Have you ever heard that funny part about mom life before? That we sometimes seem like we have as many arms as an octopus, because we can do 8 things at once. We also feel like short-order cooks, heads of cleaning teams, and event planners during our day to day life. That’s us. Octopus moms.

OK, maybe calling us octopi might be a bit much, but we are definitely multi-hyphenate mamas. You know, moms that have more than one title within their official name. My multi-hyphenate title is pretty simple: recipe-creating-hair-washing-bum-wiping-garage-cleaning-bomb-building-dress-selling-blog-writing mom. OK, that’s a little shorter than my super mega official title, but you get the idea.

The Multiphyphenate Mama Life

Each and every day, I have to tackle a ton of things. Some days it’s creating new recipes for our family to fall in love with that night. Other days, it’s driving to my military base, to build a few hundred bombs. Other days, I’m helping clients find the perfect new outfit to wear to a party, gala, or on date night with their husband. Mostly, I’m writing useful articles and content to be shared online, so another multi-hyphenate mom out there will know that she’s not alone and that there are ways to conquer it all.

Multi-hyphenate Mama Life

One way I conquer it all is to take advantage of multi-use items and experiences. When I cook dinner, I make enough for lunch, or I make double so there’s an extra dinner waiting in the wings for those super busy nights. If it’s cleaning day, I grab my favorite items that can tackle more than one task and surface. My go-to multi-hyphenates right now are Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers.

Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Microscrubbers allow an easy and effective cleaning session in the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. They help kill germs and bacteria, remove kitchen grease, and any other nasty rascal that’s lurking in your home. These wipes also help kill 99.9% of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, as well as 99.9% of viruses* and bacteria – plus Staph, E. Coli, salmonella, and strep.

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Plus! Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Microscrubbers  can be used on hard, non-porous surfaces such as: stainless steel or chrome appliances, sinks, bathtubs, doorknobs, light switches, mirrors, showers, shower curtains, toilets (exterior), countertops, and floors (safe to use on polyurethane treated wood, linoleum, ceramic tile, glazed tile and vinyl).

I’d say having a cleaner that can mimic the effort I put into each day is a pretty awesome thing. What’s awesome is having a multi-hyphenate title to fall back on, during those times when I know I do ALL THE THINGS, but can’t remember what I actually did during the day. I also have a Cleaning Name that I use during our speed cleaning sessions at home: Amiyrah Sink-Scrubber. Doesn’t that sound delightful?

What’s your Cleaning Name? It’s pretty easy to find out what it is. Here’s how you do it:

  • Type your first name
  • Name the surface you clean the most on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Add the word “Scrubber” to the end of your new title

What’s your new name? Share it in the comments below, and on social media to announce your multi-hyphenate awesomeness.

*Human Coronavirus, Influenza A2 Virus; †Staphylococcus aureus; ‡Escherichia coli O157:H7; §Salmonella enterica; **Streptococcus pyogenes

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 5.23.17
    Gina said:

    I’m laughing at octopus arms! When I had my twins, I remember thinking, “moms should grow an extra arm for every extra kid.” My name would be Gina Counter Scrubber, which I don’t love 🙂

  2. 5.28.17
    Jill Stockdale said:

    I am definitely an octopus! So many directions! It feels so good when I get to relax my arms and savor some self care.

    My name would be Jill Dishes-and-Laundry Scrubber. Ugh.

  3. 6.2.17

    If I don’t clean anything in my house, I have to clean the sink! I’ll clean the sink before the toilet… Hi, I’m Katherine Sink-scrubber!