13 Things Critical For a Busy Mom of 2 (And They’re Black Friday Deals!) PLUS My 2023 Wishlist

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Every mom has a handful of items she can’t live without. So if you can get them as Black Friday Deals at huge discounts, this list becomes a secret you just have to share.

And while I could go on and on about clever little gadgets you can get online, this is a shortlist of items I use literally every day to help me as a mom, that are on sale for Black Friday Deals.

Oh, and of course I’ve added my own wish list of things I hope will become my daily staples by this time next year!

Help more busy moms find these Black Friday Deals by sharing this post!

Black Friday Deals For My Home

1. Air Fryer

Okay, so if you don’t have an air fryer yet… you’re missing out. 

And if you’re thinking “yeah, yeah, whatever” that’s what I used to think as well. But now I use it every day. 

Let me explain. 

Unlike the name implies, it’s not actually a fryer. It’s a super-fast oven. The air fryer actually bakes your food at super-speed. 

So that means no preheat time, and fully cooked, crispy… whatever… in less time than you’d expect. 

And by whatever I mean: chicken nuggets, potatoes, french fries, a full chicken, a frozen pizza… the possibilities are endless. 
Mom-tip:  go for the 4-quart air fryer, that will fit in everything you need for a meal. (Including a whole chicken.) Don’t bother with two separate compartments. You can throw everything together anyway.

Ninja 4 Quart Air Fryer
Reg Price: $129.99

2. Robot Vacuum

A Roomba is another one of those things that I didn’t think I needed until I got one. And it’s a life-changer. I love that it keeps my floors dust-free (and cheerio-free) with the push of a button. 

I’ve recently upgraded to a vacuum that mops and maps out your house instead of aimlessly bumping around like the older models. It makes a difference. The mapping means that each room is finished quicker, and the vacuum avoids known obstacles with no delay. 

The mopping is a nice touch to keep dust and grime away (although it won’t scrape the maple syrup stains off the floor. I’ve tried.) 

All-in-all, a robot vacuum is a game-changer for busy moms. You turn it on before heading out for the day and come home to a nice, clean house. What else could you want?

Robot Vacuum:
Regular price: $349.99

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3. IT Concealer

I have a problem. I’m a tired-looking mom. (I’m also actually tired, but that’s an issue for another day.) And while I can’t justify a full face of makeup every day, a little concealer makes such a difference, I can’t justify not using it. 

I’ve rotated through so many brands that have all left something to be desired. That is, until I splurged on the IT concealer. 

One tiny dot gives me full coverage that lasts literally the entire day. 

My only drawback is that the finish is a  little shiny, due to the hydrating, creamy formula. But honestly, knowing that this concealer will stay in place all day without creasing makes up for it. 

(Oh, and their formula also includes peptides, antioxidants, and other skincare ingredients, but you can read up on that on your own.) 

IT Concealer:
Regular price: $29

4. Retinol Skincare (Neutrogena, ROC, and CeraVe) 

Just like with makeup, I like to experiment with my skincare. Some products are hits, and some are misses. But there’s one ingredient that’s always in my bathroom cabinet. 

Retinol from either Neutrogena or RoC. 

Retinol is proven to both fight and prevent wrinkles, and the formulas from both Neutrogena and RoC are lightweight, non-greasy, and don’t irritate my skin. Plus, they come in at a price point that doesn’t make me think twice about slathering these creams onto my skin twice a day. 

There will always be lotions and potions I’m willing to try, but these two brands are my lifelong staples. 

Regualar Price: $29.40

Regular Price: $29.95

Regular Price: $22

5. Spinning Brush Hair Dryer

When it comes to hair tools, there are tons of options. And trust me… I’m tempted to try them all. (Just head to my wishlist below.) But there’s one tool that has served my short, fine hair for the past decade. 

It’s the Infiniti Pro by Conair. 

And yes, I know that there are more popular tools like the Revlon air brush, but I still love my old Conair. Why? Because as far as I can tell, it’s the only mainstream styler that dries AND spins the brush.

Conair InfinitiPro Styler Brush
Regular Price: $99.99

Black Friday Deals For MomLife

6. Elevated Diaper Bags

No, I no longer need a bag to carry diapers, but yes, I still need to lug around a ton of kid-related essentials from water, to sunscreen, to extra clothes.

And ever since I’ve moved away from the “typical” diaper bag styles, I’ve found my mom style more elevated and chic.

I have to admit, my favorite diaper bags are my Lily Jade, who are also having a sale moment, but Amazon offers some impressive high-end dupes at very reasonable prices.

Tote to Backpack Diaper Bag (Mominside):
Regular Price: $114.99

Backpack Diaper Bag:
Regular Price: $89.99

Read more: Best Diaper Bag for Two Kids – 25 Top Picks

7. White Noise Machine

I got a white noise machine after my second baby, and my only regret is not getting it for my first.

I’m well-aware about the benefits of shushing from “The happiest baby on the block” but I didn’t expect that I’d use a white noise machine into my kids’ early school years.

This little sound-maker muffles out our noises, so the kids don’t jolt up with “What are you doing, mommy!” every time I close a cupboard door. Parenting win!

White noise machine:
Regular Price: $19.99

8. Trusted Baby Shampoo

Who doesn’t like to stock up on essentials when they’re on sale? When it comes to hair care, my kids still only tolerate ultra-gentle baby shampoo. And while I’ll admit that I love to experiment with different brands, Aveeno baby shampoo never lets me down. It’s gentle on their eyes, calming on their sensitive skin, and gets them perfectly clean.

Aveeno Baby Shampoo:
Regular Price: $15.14

Read more: 16 Gentle Baby Hair Products Moms Swear By

What’s on my Black Friday Wishlist

Now that I’ve covered my few daily mom essentials, here are a few other items that are on my wish list this Prime Day.

9. Itzy Ritzy Diaper Bag Clutch

Do I need another diaper bag? No. Do I want one? Yes.

This little diaper bag clutch by Itzy Ritzy is so high-end looking, that I’d proudly wear it for a night on the town. It’s small size still fits everything you need for your little ones in a chic, organized way.

I just love it.

Itzy Ritzy Diaper Bag Clutch :
Regular Price: $89.99

10. Shark Flex Style Dryer System

I’ve wanted a Dyson Air Wrap ever since I’ve laid my eyes on one, but this Shark dryer seems like a worthy alternative.

And while I question if I need yet another hair tool, my desire for effortless curls just can’t be denied.

Shark Flex Style Dryer System:
Regular Price: from $299.99

11. IT Cosmetics Line

I’ve already mentioned that I can’t live without my IT concealer. It’s everything I want from my makeup.

So what do you do when you find a product you’re obsessed with? You buy the entire line, of course!

IT cosmetics and skincare line (up to 30% off for Prime Day!)

12. Instant Pot

I may use my air fryer every single day, but that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to expand my fast-food horizons. With all the recipes you can find online, an instant pot is definitely on my wish list.

Instant Pot:
Regular Price: $99.99

13. Nespresso Espresso Maker

I love a “fancy coffee” in the mid-afternoon.

But should I splurge on an espresso maker? I still can’t make up my mind.

My favorite part about the Nespresso is that it’s mess-free, and the kids get to “help.” Plus, you get to froth milk for a cappuccino.

Nespresso Vertuo Espresso Machine:
Regular Price: $269.99

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