1. Help them get their chores done faster! Buzzfeed All busy moms know: incentives work. 2. Pack individual outfits in sealable plastic bags when going on trips. Courtesy of All Things Simple / Via kimmccrary.blogspot.com Whether you're preparing for a sleepover or a family trip, packing each outfit individually will keep you from forgetting anything. And they'll get dressed faster too! 3. The dollar store is your friend. Shutterstock Kids get antsy during long waits. Buy cheap little toys from the dollar store and wrap them individually for kids to open at regular intervals! You’ll have the peace and quiet you need. 4. Keep track of your kids in the parking lot. Courtesy of Parking Pal Magnet / Via parkingpalmagnet.com Each child gets their own magnet on the side of the car that they have to keep their hands on at all times. You'll be reassured that your kids aren't running around a parking lot while you try to load up the car. 5. No more squabbling over food -- get playful with sprinkles! Courtesy of Deliciously Sprinkled / Via deliciouslysprinkled.com Add sprinkles to a healthy smoothie so your kids drink it up with no fuss! 6. Use a shower caddy when eating in the car. Courtesy of Missy / Via lookiewhatidid.blogspot.com No more messes. No more fighting over food. Everyone gets their own caddy! 7. Old shampoo bottles will help you fill water balloons faster! Courtesy of Melanie Hamilton & Steffany Hamilton / Via finditmakeitloveit.com We've all been there. Water balloons are the ultimate summertime suck. But not anymore! 8. Teach them how to hold their pencil with a simple rubber band. Buzzfeed This neat trick will help stabilize your child's pencil, so they'll get the hang of it much quicker! 9. Prepare your meals ahead of time with mason jar meals. Courtesy of Big Red Kitchen / Via bigredkitchen.com Chop up your ingredients on Sunday night and store each meal in a large mason jar. Your weeknight dinners will practically make themselves! 10. Sort laundry faster with this neat labeling trick. Buzzfeed One dot for your first child. Two dots for the second one. You'll be tearing through that laundry! 11. Get them to bed quicker with Monster Spray! Growinnc / CC by http://2.0 / Flickr: lindseyreynoldsbridges A few quick sprays under the bed will get rid of those pesky monsters. Bedtime will go quicker and, let's face it, it'll be much more adorable! Being a mom is hard work, but Quaker® Real Medleys® Oatmeal+ is there to help fuel your morning and make it a little bit easier!