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Being a mom is a 24 hours a day job. Add a full-time 9 to 5 career into the equation, and you're left with almost no time for anything else.
Going out with friends, hitting the gym, shopping, taking the children to their after-school activities, cooking and staying on top of the housework are all things we have juggle. I don't know about you, but I sure could use a few extra hours every day.
I spend as much time as I can with my family when I'm not working, because my family is always priority number one for me. However, I always try to take time for myself, too. It's so important to put yourself first sometimes, don't you agree?
It's the little things that you can do ahead of time that will give you a few extra minutes for yourself, allowing you that extra moment just for you, so you can actually sit down to drink your coffee, or go through your emails without having your little one tugging on your pants to get off the computer.
Getting the diaper bag ready the night before.
Picking out your outfit—and your children's—the night before, too. This way, you won't be staring at your closest mindlessly in the morning!
Eating a quick breakfast—cereal, toast, juice and some fruit—every morning with your children. Don't forget the coffee!
Here are some things I always do for myself that always put me in a good mood:
Take a vacation! There is nothing a little ocean air can't cure. And building sand castles with your children is a great way to have fun!
I always find time to go to the hair salon once a week for a blow-dry. A good hair day can do wonders to a girl! If I can, I do my hair over my lunch hour, or if I need to do my hair on the weekends, I make sure to have something fun planned for my children while I'm gone.
I visit my beloved Starbucks every morning for my Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato.
I am really relaxed with my children's bedtimes. We don't have a specific time for our children to go bed; this gives me more time with my children at night so we can read books, do crafts, and just enjoy each other's company after a busy day.
After the children go to bed, that's my time to put my feet up! Of course, after a little tidying up—that is pretty much unavoidable!
Read a book, watch mindless television (The Bachelor, anyone?) or take a long warm bath.
Whatever it is, you deserve it! Make sure to take some time for yourself everyday. I swear, it'll keep you young.
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