Being a mom is so hard! It's definitely a lot harder than I ever expected. Everyone always tells you beforehand how hard it will be, but I really don't think there's any way to ever know just how difficult it is until you're actually doing it.
It seems like one of the first things in life to get left behind once you have kids, is yourself. But, it doesn't need to be this way. Making time for yourself can be tough, but it's not impossible (even though it often feels this way)!
It's important that we as moms take care of ourselves just like we take care of everyone else. I know that when I let myself go it lead to unhappiness in all areas of my life, not just with myself. Getting back into taking care of myself has made me such a happier person.
Here are some amazing mom hacks you can follow to help get the self-care that you need.
I dream of going to a spa, but the sad thing is, I've had a gift certificate for a facial from my favorite esthetician sitting in my purse for two years! It always seems so hard to carve out time for my personal appointments and then to arrange childcare. Doing everything from home would solve a lot of my problems!
Before I was married and had kids, I was an avid reader. I could easily read a book a day if I had the time. But since having kids, reading is something I no longer seem to have time for. Katelyn Fagan shares some great tips on how us moms can get in more reading time.
Last but not least, who doesn't love a good blow out? I miss the days of going to get my hair done and enjoying not having to do my hair for a few days. Now as soon as I leave the salon, my hair goes into a messy bun and it probably won't be down again until the next salon visit. I have thick, wavy/curly hair and it just seems like too much trouble to keep it looking nice. The tricks in this post are really helpful for keeping your hair looking great day after day.
The most important thing to remember is that you are important! Take care of yourself and enjoy some time alone:)
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