The mom struggle

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I wasn’t always a mess

OK well, I wasn’t always this type of mess. Being a hot mess is a little bit different at the age of 24. Then at the age of 32 with two boys hanging (literally?) off both arms.

I do NOTHING alone. Opening the latest Fab Fit Fun box, or  lounging on the new feather bed I got off amazon. 

Life tip: don’t miss the daily Amazon sales… ever

I always have company. So my self-care and relaxation routine has changed a bit, my single life Sunday spa day has turned into; hoping my one year old will watch Daniel Tiger long enough for me to get my lashes on before church. 

Life tip: cluster lashes will save you from strips when you simply don’t have time to get a lash fill for the month… or ever

I struggle but don’t avoid taking care of myself. The fact is that nobody is going to do it for me. I have to take the time out because burnout as a mom is real. I’ve felt it. Unfortunately these days we can’t rely on husbands or significant others to play the traditional roles. Sometimes, we can’t expect anything from them. 

Doing my makeup has turned into a game of keep away from my son. Who could blame him, I can’t resist a new Naked Palette either. Countless eyeshadows have been lost to his curiosity. As well as the unwillingness of others to keep the bathroom door shut.

Multitasking is my superpower

I am always doing more than one thing at a time. 

Right now as I’m typing this and getting my social media taken care of , I’m catching up on the news, giving myself a hair treatment with the Jellua Squid Ink Repair Treatmentas well as exfoliating my feet  and catching up blogging with you fine people out there in the internet.

As a mom, I can’t do just one thing at a time. So I try to fill the necessary things with the things that make me feel good. A papaya enzyme mask and Tracey’s Teen Mom Trash Talk Podcast while washing the dishes and the floor during nap time is a good compromise. 

I’ve been doing this for years

I’m now mom of three so I get it. I get that it’s hard, and I get that 90% of the time we as moms just don’t give two poops about how  we look. 

Its about how you feel

Self care is about just that. Taking care of yourself, because nobody is going to do it for you. Despite the rumors you have seen and heard on TV and read about in books. When it comes down to it, being mom can be a draining job. Being a woman is hard enough.

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