Did you struggle a little bit deciding what to wear this morning? You want to look cute and be more stylish, but you just don’t know how.
Life as a mom can be so stressful. So little time and so much to do! Many women find it so hard to achieve that work-life balance. I am so happy to welcome Jenny from Mom Loves Best with some practical tips. Take it away, Jenny! When you’re a mom who works outside of the home, you have two full-time jobs. Not only are you expected to accomplish all of the things you need to keep your home and family running smoothly, but you also need to perform your best at a job that may or may not be empathetic to your dual roles. Time management is always an issue. There’s no doubt that finding a balance can seem overwhelming – if not impossible. But with a little effort, you can find small pockets of wasted time and use them to maximize your efficiency leaving you with significantly less stress and more time to enjoy your family. Here’s how. 1. Maximize your lunch break. You’re entitled to a lunch break every day. Use it. There’s nothing that dictates you must eat during that time – and even if you do, it doesn’t take you a full 30 or 60 minutes. There are all types of ways to reclaim that time – either for productivity or self-care. Here are some ideas. Do a short workout. Run an errand. Pay some bills. Clean out your car or your purse. Write your grocery list. Read a book. Catch up on your favorite TV show on your phone. If it’s hard to take your lunch break without interruptions, leave the premises or sit in your car. That time is yours – stop giving it back to your employer in the form of free labor. Protect it. 2. Pump hands-free. Are you nursing and pumping milk at work? That time isn’t wasted – use it to your advantage! Invest in a specially designed pumping bra to keep your hands free and allow you to maximize your time. Return emails or do other computer work when you are pumping in a closet. If you work at a job that isn’t suited to working while pumping, use that time to do some of the items listed in #1 – like paying bills or writing your grocery list. If a pumping bra is financially out of reach, here’s a tip: cut small holes in the nipples of a sports bra. You can insert the flanges of your breast pump into the holes and – voila – you’ve got a custom-made bra for hands-free pumping! How to make a DIY hands-free pumping bra by lil-miss.com 3. Run errands before picking up the kids. I know how much you miss your kids and just want to rush to pick them up at daycare at the end of the day. But if you take just 15-20 minutes and run an errand before picking them up, it will take so much less time to accomplish, actually leaving you with more quality time with them […]
Relax, dance, yell at the other team..all the makings of a fun family activity, right?
If you think attending an MLB game is too expensive, or think it may even be boring for the kids… you are wrong!
Here’s how to see the Arizona Diamondbacks on a budget and have an excellent time at the game.
Wonder how they make those popping boba beads at your local for-yo shop? Do your kids love them as much as mine do? Well, wonder no more. Not only is this an awesome science experiment, but it’s a simple one, too!
You have so much to do that should have been done yesterday.
Each day, you write to do list after to do list, and yet you never seem to get any closer to your goal.
You doubt yourself.
If only you were smarter… If only you were a better mother… If only you used your time better…
Throw all that out the window. You rock already! Let’s get some proper perspective on the situation.
Oh makeup… if only you had a simpler routine in the morning.
Wait, you can?!?
Here’s a five minute makeup application inspired by Belle in Beauty and the Beast. You get to look fancy and get ready in the amount of time it takes your preschooler to get bored.
Your daughter wants an American Girl doll, but you hesitate.
Will she appreciate it?
Will she use it?
It’s such a large investment! Have no fear. Here’s how to guarantee that your daughter will take care of her new friend and appreciate for years to come.
We all want to do fun stuff to do with our kids – but many times the kids activities we find are too complicated and require way too much work. Not these!
Using dish soap and a few common kitchen ingredients, you can create amazing dish soap science projects that your kids will talk about for days to come.
Like me, you’ve been dying to see Beauty and the Beast! You might have tons of questions:
Is it as good as the original?
What changes when the characters are played by real-life actors?
What is this I’m hearing about Lefou?
The movie arrives in theaters on Friday, March 17th. But I have a little sneak peak for you!
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