6 Ways to Keep Your Mommyhood Fabulous
By Danyelle Little
6 ways to keep your mommhood fabulous! Most moms don’t live the glamorous life. Reality television and the media can make it seem as though housewives and stay-at-home moms are living it up fabulously all the time. But the truth is: Most of us are living our lives without much glam or fanfare. And, really, on a day-to-day basis, that’s just fine with most of us. However, when all you see is a tattered sweatshirt and unwashed hair in the mirror, it can start to have an insidious effect on your self-esteem.
So why not shake things up a bit? Adding a few just-for-you touches to your mommy routine can not only make you look beautiful, it can make you feel beautiful, too. Here, six tips to make your mommyhood more fabulous:
Work It Out: Spending just 30 minutes each day working out can do a lot for your mind and body. By exercising, you can slim down or stay in shape and while setting a good example for your kids. Working out can be as simple as dancing with your children, using an interactive video game on the Wii, walking or riding your bike with your brood or jogging in your neighborhood park.
Make Up, Please: Applying a little makeup every now and then can make you feel instantly glamorous. If you have a little bonus time, take it to the next level by visiting your favorite cosmetics counter and indulging in a free makeover session or tutorial.
Sleep Tight: Make sure you get enough sleep whenever possible. Sleeping for eight consecutive hours can do a lot for your health — and sanity. Tuck the kids in early or put your husband on the late shift, take a bath or read a book (whatever helps you to relax), and call it a night. It will do wonders for your efficiency during the day.
Make Time for a Massage: A massage every few months is an excellent way to decompress. Don’t be intimidated by the price off the bat, many spas offer discounts for people who book same day or you can also look for deals on daily coupon sites. If it’s still out of budget, consider a pedicure and foot massage at a local nail salon.
Wear It Well: At least once a week, put away the yoga pants and tennis shoes and wear something that makes you feel good. There’s nothing wrong with getting spiffed up, even if it’s just to run errands. When you look good, you feel good.
Live in the Moment: Stop what you are doing and take in the moment. Relax. Meditate. Cuddle up with a good book, or write in your journal. Relish in some alone time when it’s convenient, and savor it. Put away your phone, close your eyes, breathe in the air and listen to the birds — really indulge your senses.
Being a fabulous doesn’t have to cost a mint, or take a lot of time. Put these items to work and see how positively they can affect your life.
is a professional blogger, author, freelancer, and social media consultant located in St. Louis, Mo. After losing her corporate job in 2009, Danyelle forged ahead to create TheCubicleChick.com, a Web magazine that focuses on work, life and play. Her site has been mentioned by Glamour, CNN.com, Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Danyelle is working on her second book, which will be released this year.