Spending time on yourself, with yourself, and for yourself is the most important thing you can do to forge a happy life for your family and success in your business! If you are unhappy, your family will be unhappy; if you are confident - that confidence will be displayed in every task and interaction you do for and on behalf of the family in addition to your business and the satisfaction of your clients! “Self-care is how you take your power back.”– Lalah Delia Yes, I know you are strapped for time - I have 7 kids & 4 home businesses, home-schooling and a myriad of responsibilities and bills I would rather not think about right now - having extra time does not really exist for me... ... in situations like this, you simply have to MAKE TIME for self-care, and remind yourself exactly why it is so darn important to at least dedicate one day a week to it! Read on if you want to know more about how you can snag some time each week to practice a self-care routine, what to do for yourself during self-care and how to create an effective self-care routine tailored to your individual needs.
When people first find out that I am a mother of seven children the reaction is always obvious shock - and I totally get it. Besides thinking I am absolutely nuts; no one is accustomed to mothers of multiple children who do not have bags under their eyes, a slump in their back - or who always have their hair neatly combed while still producing top achieving children who are apparently happier than they even should be. Contrary to popular belief - having children is not a reason to totally let yourself go - it is THE reason to BE YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST! And yes, as mothers we do lack time for ourselves even for the simplest of things; - like taking a pee for example - but one of the many, many things I have learnt from being a mother is this - 'motherhood gets a whole lot more frustrating AND difficult when you allow yourself to look and feel like something the cat dragged in.' As women, as mothers - finding time to put ourselves together each day - and back together each evening before bedtime is vital in maintaining not just our bodies, but also our sanity! I am begging you to not give up on your beauty and your confidence because you are busy building everyone else's! The people who need you, need you at your best! There are just more reasons to fight to find the time for YOU than to give up altogether and I think that understanding the reasons you deserve to practice a self-care routine and all the amazing benefits of having one can truly change your life! So if you are ready to feel more beautiful and confident, and for all that glorious feeling to resonate through your entire being even when tackling the mound of dirty dishes in the sink - read on!
Did you know that rice water has the potential to stop hair from falling and breaking? It can also double the speed of your hair growth! This certainly came as a surprise to me when my 16 year old daughter caught wind of this increasingly popular new natural beauty trend. Soon after I personally began to witness my daughters hair transformation I began making and applying a rice water solution to my hair as well to be equally thrilled at the results I have been getting in just 3 short weeks! If you have been trying everything on the shelves to reduce your hair's breakage, you should give rice water a go to help bring your hair back to health - rice water may just be the answer for you! If you have not heard about this miraculous solution for dull, damaged, slow-growing hair then check out this post to learn the history, the benefits and how to make and use your own rice water hair solution!
BareMinerals has saved my skin! The 30s hit me hard with hormonal induced skin sadness after being accustomed to flawless skin for my entire 20s, enlarged pores, pimply forehead and uneven skin tone was not something I was ready to cope with - or prepared for. When my simply powder foundation could not cover me effectively anymore I began getting buying drugstore foundations and concealers - concealers so harsh they literally burnt my undereye and made my eyes water during application. After suffering with this makeup routine for almost 2 years and watching the quality of my skin deteriorate with every application I saw an advert that the BareMinerals collection was now being sold in the Cayman Islands where I live; I first did my research online and then decided nothing could be worst than the products I was using so I first bought the BarePro liquid foundation and saw the difference in my first use with the way it applied, remained and felt on my skin - I went back the next day to get a few more items including the Dirty Detox mineral mask. I have talked more about this life changing, skin-loving makeup in my video and showed the great products I have started myself off with; I truly do not know what stage of deterioration my complexion would be at right now if I had not made the switch!
In order to make waist training work for me I had to get used to it. The first 4 weeks are the toughest because waist trainers force you to stand or sit up right, keep an arched back, pick up the boobies and really pull in the waist while making the hips and buttocks look broader and wider respectively - let's just say the waist trainer has got you covered in all the right places. I usually waist train 6 days a week and take Sundays off (yeah, I actually have a waist train schedule). Having a waist train schedule helps you to keep on track and stay committed because you have a goal to wear your waist trainer on whatever day from when to whenever. Knowing exactly when and for how long you expect yourself to wear the waist trainer will ensure you have clear expectations for your waist training.
Waist training is a method that I recommend to women I know all the time because I know what it did for me, my body, my confidence and my postpartum recovery journey.
When I made the decision to go with permanent eyebrows I had already looked in to the options a bit the year before and thought about exactly why I wanted to go with permanent brows - I wanted to save time, period. But, as much as I wanted to save time I also did not… Continue reading 7 QUICK TIPS ON CARING FOR YOUR NEW PERMANENT EYEBROWS
Like all cosmetic procedures there is going to be a recovery period of pain, discomfort, redness, scabbing, itching, and a brief moment of "wtf did I just do?".
As a time-strapped mama every minute saved is like a million earned so when creating a set of brows decent enough to go in public with started taking me 10 to 20 minutes a day I had to stop my watch to really think about the precious moments I seemed to be wasting everyday for the same frustration of uneven eyebrows that essentially were never the same the day after as the day before... so over it! When I decided to fix this time issue it meant exploring the 2 most popular permanent make-up eyebrow options... micropigmentation vs microblading.
VIDEO: Try this super cute and easy hairstyle on your little girls hair to keep her hair styled neatly through an active day.