Mama Moment To Take Time For You.
You know those days where you have your little pulling at you constantly? “MAAAMMMA! I wan dis!” “MMAAAAMMMAAA I wan to do to dramas” “MMMMAAAMMAA pweease do to fishies” You know how it goes, you can’t catch a break? You don’t have two seconds of quiet? Yep those days. While I lay down at night after them so grateful for that little voice, sometimes I just need 10 minutes for me. I need to stop the dishes, wait on vacuuming and laundry, and just take a second to make sure I am filling my own cup and taking care of myself.
I think that self care as a mama is something that new mama’s when they have their first little ones should be something that the hospital tells you is mandatory. Something that every mom should be required to do for at least 15 minutes every day. Whether it is hiding in the closet as soon as daddy gets home to eat a treat really quick, or taking a quick bath while reading your favorite book during nap time. I think that every mom needs it, needs to be rejuvenated, and needs to make sure that their cup is full.
While I run my own online business, sometimes, okay most of the time, finding time to take for myself is hard to come by. It is something that some days I honestly have to put into my calendar and it is what I call “do not touch time”. It is time that nothing else can be more important than, something that is completely mandatory, and I require myself to do. I think my favorite thing lately has been what I call my “Mommy Moment”. I put King down for his afternoon and give myself the first 20 minutes of his nap to take time for me. I am so excited to share with you what I have been doing and hope that you love it as much as I do!
Things you will need:
Bath Tub filled with Warm Water
Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash
Your favorite show on the iPad set on the toilet for while you are in the bath or your favorite book
Le Petit Marseillais™ Shea Butter, Sweet Almond & Argan Oil Nourishing Body Milk Lotion
Your favorite drink
You can honestly do this whenever works for you, for me it is King’s afternoon nap and I try to do this at least twice if not three times a week.
First I start the bath as I go to put King down, that way when I close the door for him to go to sleep the tub is already almost filled. Next, I grab my favorite book, drink, and make sure that my Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash is next to the bath. I get into the bath, wash my body off with the Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash and just soak in the smell. Oh my goodness, the smell is so delicious. It literally smells like you are standing in the sunshine with the most beautiful Orange trees around and just makes your heart so full. It is seriously absolutely amazing. I like to wash my body first so I can smell the soap the rest of the time that I soak in the bath and read my book. I set a timer for 15 minutes and let myself ready my book and just relax. When the timer goes off, I hop out and I lather my skin in Le Petit Marseillais™ Shea Butter, Sweet Almond & Argan Oil Nourishing Body Milk Lotion. It is so soft and makes my skin feel so smooth without being greasy. It is heavenly. While I put my lotion on, I think about the goals I have set for the day and how I am going to achieve them. It helps me to reflect on my day, set a plan, and make sure I get everything accomplished that I am needing to get done.
We all know that as mama’s some days are just sheer craziness and there is absolutely no time to make for yourself. We have all been there right? Well, on those days, I love to use the Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Hand Soap and pretend I am soaking in the bath, reflect, and just take a second while I wash my hands. It is life changing when you don’t have the 20 minutes to spare to take a bath babes. Trust me on this one.
The Le Petit Marseillais™ line is new at Walmart and available in March. It has 17 amazing products ranging from body/hand moisturizers, liquid hand soaps, body washes and a bar soap. It is absolutely amazing. I love that one of the biggest beauty secrets in France is out and now in America. You can find it down the specialty bath and body aisle where the loofas are found or you can snag it online at Walmart.com.
What is your favorite way to take time for yourself and make sure that your cup is full?
Amy Desrosiers says
I hear you on the lack of self care time! I am lucky to get some uninterrupted time twice a month! #client