Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Top Five Ways to stay out of a beauty rut when you are a Stay at Home Mom

1.       Getting my hair done. Seems like no matter how grungy I’ve been, when I go get my hair done I always seem to take a little more time on myself.
2.       Pick at least three days a week to put on jeans and do something with myself. This may sound absurd to some people but, for me this was sometimes a stretch. It’s so easy to just throw on sweat pants, put my hair in a pony and not even think about makeup. I feel so sorry for my husbandJ
3.       Ask a friendly beauty consultant for some samples. Always nice to try new things and venture outside your basic makeup routine.
4.       Buy some new shoes. Ok so this is a little silly but when I have new shoes I really want to wear I find a reason to wear them. Don’t spend a lot of money. I like to get shoes from Target or even ebay.
5.        HAVE A SPA DAY!! My girls love getting to participate in my spa days. I paint their nails and braid their hair. They LOVE it!! As for me I do the following:
a.       Hair Mask
b.      Give yourself a mani/pedi
c.       Have your kids put lotion on your back….this counts as a mini massageJ
d.      Whiten Teeth
e.      Facial
Good Luck in finding your own special ways to keeping your beauty routine fun and exciting!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Adventures in Motherhood

It funny when you hear people say, "You just learn to handle the situation you are in." Well I never thought that was true till I had my two girls 11 months apart. I tell ya what just going to the grocery store was a nightmare. I hated the thought of leaving the house for even an hour. Thankfully I finally learned little tricks that helped me though those times. I would make a list ahead of time and STICK TO IT!!! I would map out my attack and literally run through the store. When they got a little older we played games in the store. Yet the best is a little incentive. Yet some parents don't think you have to give something to get something....I'm all for it!!! In my mind, it's a simple as cause and effect. "If you're good, you'll get to do 'whatever'". Since having my girls I've been brave enough to add another child to our family. Little Eddie aka Jaxon blessed our lives in May of 2010. I'm soooo happy that he is a fantastic baby. Well all except he is 8 months old and still not sleeping all night, but I'll save that topic for another blog post. I've had Moms of all ages ask me how I did it and all I say is THE DAYS ARE LONG AND THE YEARS ARE SHORT. I can't believe how fast all the kids are growing up. Take advantage of every moment with your kids cause before you know it they'll be on to the next stage in life.