Being a mom is hard, isn’t it? I never really dreamed about being a mom when I was younger. So for me, it’s been a tough adjustment finding the ever elusive balance between doing everything for your kids & finding some ‘me time.’
Thankfully, I have a pretty awesome husband who helps give me the time I need. When I finally get that time, here’s some things I love to do.
As I am sure you all know the value of bath time. I mean, it’s not just for kids! I love to just sit and relax with my bath salts & maybe if bubbles if I’m feeling fancy! It’s definitely nice to have bathroom alone time without one of your kiddos interrupting for something super important like “Hey mom, can we do something fun today?” Was that so important that you couldn’t wait until I got out of the shower?!
Paint my nails
I don’t go to the nail salon all that often. I like it, but it gets expensive the more often you go and my nails chip all the same whether I paint them at home or get them done. So I save the money & DIY it!
Here’s a tip: After the kids are in bed & you have a minute (Unless you’re too tired & just fall asleep. Definitely has happened to me!) paint a coat during the commercials of your favorite TV show. Then while the show is playing, you can watch while that coat dries! This way, you get to watch the whole show & get your nails done! Also you’re less prone to messing up your nails. I have been loving this color, so perfect for summer!
This is another one I like to do after I put the kids in bed. I sit in front of my computer or the TV while my face hardens up with a nice clay mask. I always feel so refreshed after I’m done! Sometimes my kids will come out of their room for something, even when they should be sleeping, and catch me like this. It can be pretty scary!
Now I’m not gonna lie, most of my relaxing ‘me time’ activities revolve watching TV. Because you know what? By the end of the day, I’m tired. And it’s about all I have in me to just sit on the couch and watch TV. Because of course I love other mommy me time activities than sitting on the couch. I love shopping, massages, facials, hair appointments just like the next girl, but they happen few and far between. These little ones I can do myself are far more likely to happen!
And guess what? There’s a new show airing on Tuesday, June 4, at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Lifetime called Pretty Wicked Moms. It’s parenting like you’ve never seen. I got a sneak peak at the first episode and my goodness, some of these ladies are crazy. And catty. And will definitely make you feel better about being a mom!! Here’s a little preview so you can see for yourself.
Feeling better already?
So tell me, what do you do for “Mommy ‘Me Time’? I can always use some new ideas!
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