I have yet to meet a mom who doesn’t binge watch HGTV every now and then! The time to watch this “life-changing” network is few and far between because we are busy living the “mom life,” so I decided it was important to make a strong case for why HGTV makes me a better mom. A long-shot right? It’s actually easier than you think…

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1. It allows me to see a clean home at least once a day.

I do my best to keep the house clean, but it’s difficult to maintain with kids whose ultimate goal is to destroy. So I turn down the lights and turn up the TV to admire other people’s beautiful, clean homes! I imagine what it feels like and place myself into the high heels of the home’s new makeover recipients.

2. It’s a safe show to play around the kids.

We all get tired of the same shows: Daniel Tiger, Paw Patrol, or all things Disney. It’s not often that we can find a show that we enjoy but is also safe for the kids to hear in the background. HGTV offers shows like Fixer Upper or Property Brothers that you can turn on in the morning and play until night. You just need to pay attention to the reveals at the end of each show! The rest is just background noise that’s safe to have around kids.

3. HGTV inspires you to put emphasis on your everyday environment.

The home is the only place that you have full control to set the tone and choose the environment. From a calm and peaceful place to a modern, artsy home, you can be inspired by HGTV. Us mamas value creating a great home for our families, but we don’t always know what we want or how to do it! HGTV offers the inspiration and the creative support we need.

4. It’s a constant flow of “Happily Ever Afters.”

During a day full of kid tantrums and never feeling good enough, it’s nice to guarantee a happy ending with HGTV!

5. It teaches us contentment.

We all have a dream home, but they aren’t always within reach! Watching the remodeling of homes or seeing the way certain designers reuse flea market or antique store finds really helps you create a vision for what you already have! Though motherhood is a blessing, I often find myself wishing for the next phase of life and not enjoying where I am in the present. Any lessons on contentment encourage me as a mother! (Thanks, HGTV!)

Tell us in the comments why HGTV makes you a better mom so we can make our list longer and more convincing *wink*

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Amanda Foust
Amanda is a wife, mother, writer/editor, and certified life coach. Pen and paper make her spirit come alive. She spends her creative time reading, decorating, and handwriting fonts. Her world is better with an assortment of chocolate and a stack of books packed and ready for travel. She works each day to be a creative maker and a light bringer. You can find more of her writing at Downs, Ups & Teacups and TheDailyPositive.com.
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Amanda Foust
Amanda is a wife, mother, writer/editor, and certified life coach. Pen and paper make her spirit come alive. She spends her creative time reading, decorating, and handwriting fonts. Her world is better with an assortment of chocolate and a stack of books packed and ready for travel. She works each day to be a creative maker and a light bringer. You can find more of her writing at Downs, Ups & Teacups and TheDailyPositive.com.
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