Ways to Enjoy Being a Mom Without Losing Yourself In the Process

I see a lot of moms who get wrapped up in the whirlwind of life, shuffling kids here and there, cleaning the house, working around the clock (whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a working mom)—it’s easy to get lost in translation and lose your sense of identity.  I think it’s really important to do things for yourself whether you sneak in a pedicure, get a fabulous new haircut, read a book you’ve always wanted to, have a quiet lunch with a close friend, or a night on the town with a group of people. I know that many times this is easier said than done, but it’s important to make time for YOU!
Here are some fun ideas to give yourself a (very much needed) mommy time out:
·        Take a bubble bath 
·        Enjoy a glass of wine and a good book or a fun magazine
·        Watch a movie
·        Get a pedicure (at a salon or save money and DIY)
·        Get a massage
·        Enjoy a facial
·        Enjoy some retail therapy (every girl could use a new outfit or a pair of shoes, right?)
·        Take a walk
·        Order a meal instead of cooking
·        Schedule a lunch date with a friend
·        Take a nap
·        Invest in some new makeup (get brave and try a new lipstick or eye shadow color!)
·        Catch some rays in the sunshine
·        Hit the gym or try a yoga class
·        Buy yourself something special like a new piece of jewelry
·        Get your hair done (whether it is a haircut, highlights, blowout, or deep conditioning treatment—your hair will thank you!)
·        Get in touch with your creative side—paint a picture, scrapbook, write in a journal
·        Plant something – herbs are a great place to start if you’re a novice gardener

Time for yourself isn’t just a luxury, it’s a critical part of your emotional well-being and in my opinion, a happy mom is a better parent!

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