Hey mamas! So, let's get real here for a second. As soon as you have kids... you don't have time for yourself. You just don't. Even when you do, you end up spending it on your kids, or getting things done that you can't normally get done. I get it. Couple that with the fact that pampering yourself can be pretty expensive. Well, here is my list for you... it’s cheap, it’s easy and it’s oh so relaxing!
P.S - Just a heads up, if you look under the lifestyle tab, you will see monthly challenges. Well, September is going to be 'Self Care September'. Everyday there will be one activity for you mama. One activity that will help you in taking care of yourself! Keep an eye out for the calendar. I promise it's going to be amazing!
Now...... for THE LIST!
1. Homemade Moisturizing Mask - 1/2 an avocado, one tablespoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of honey. You guys, this mask is my go-to! It exfoliates and is incredibly hydrating. You probably even have these ingredients at home. Make sure to mash up the avocado really well so that it is easier to apply.
2. Essential Oil Bath - These one is easy. After the kids go to bed, just fill up the tub and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Pour yourself a glass of wine, light some candles and relax mama!
3. Hair Mask - 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, 1 squeeze of lemon, 1 tbsp of olive oil. Mix these cheap ingredients together, If you have oily hair be sure to only use the egg whites & if you have dry hair you will only use the egg yolk! Whisk the egg, milk and oil together. Add the lemon last Massage into your scalp and leave for 15 minutes before washing thuroughly. Make sure to wash your hair with a regular shampoo for a final cleanse. Tip- add a couple drops of essential oils for a relaxing scent.
4. Cucumber Eye Treatment - 5 tbsp of aloe vera gel and 1/2 a cucumber. Be sure to wash peel and dice the cucumber. Blend the cucumber until liquid consistency. Add the cucumber juice to the aloe very slowly and mix together. Place the gel in the fridge for one hour before use!
5. Milk & Honey Soak - 2 tbsp of honey and 5 oz of whole fat milk. Warm the milk and honey until the honey fully dissolves into the milk. Pour the mixture into a tub with warm water. Soak away and exfoliate with a wash cloth.
Ya'll I'm having a sh*t day... Like let's get real. Is anyone else sick of the false perfection posted all over the internet, Facebook, Instagram, twitter and essentially all social platforms. It's just not real life. Since when has it become the norm to be "perfect"? What ever happened to "Nobody's Perfect."? That's basically why I started this blog. To keep it real. Mamas, we all know that our houses look like a tornado just blew threw. Sometimes the only product in our hair his human waste and let's not even get started on our makeup. It can seriously be a miracle to even just get out of my house on time with everything I need, let alone a face full of makeup.
After having Amelia, I noticed a lot about myself. I noticed that sometimes (most of the time) I lack patience. I noticed that I take EVERYTHING out on my husband. I also noticed that my anxiety had come back with a vengeance. Anxiety manifests itself differently in everyone that suffers from it. For me... it is irritability, anger and depression. Here is the kicker, nobody freaking wants to talk about their anxiety. Nobody wants to talk about their meltdowns or their mental health. I don't know if your gucci belt is going to help you when you feel like throwing a chair through a window. So let's talk about it. Let's talk about mental health and let's support each other.
How many of you moms have just started crying and have no idea why? How many of you have felt like a bad parent or wife because you have zero patience for your kids or husband. Guess what.... ALL OF US. At least once. So why don't we do more of posting real life? Its a common denominator. I mean literally every mother has experienced this before. So let's talk about it. Let's support each other and help each other through it. Let's not make one another feel worse about ourselves because we aren't "perfect".