Enough Time Moms: Is Glitz and Glamour Still Possible?

When was the last time you got dressed, did your hair and put on makeup. Just because it was Tuesday? Not because you had to be somewhere, just because you felt like it. Remember those days where it was’t a chore?

makeup imageI go through phases where I dress as if I’m going to an office job, rather than just working at home. Sure, I do errands and meet people most days. But the idea of ‘glitz and glamour’ is more like a special occasion than every day. Really, though, shouldn’t it be about looking and feeling our best?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on Glitz and Glamour after motherhood.


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Sara

Enough Time Moms: A Little Self Indulgence

Maybe we think we’re being selfish when we’re doing something for ourselves? Unfortunately, selfish has such a negative connotation that many of us run in the opposite direction when we have the opportunity for a little self-indulgence. Little things, like a bubble bath or a nice piece of chocolate instead of the ninety-nine cent bag of crappy chocolate that’s just ‘good enough’.

Join me over at Enough Time Moms today where I’m sharing about being self-indulgent. Being a mom has amazing rewards, some of which we don’t reap until many years later. Besides rewarding ourselves, doing these little things sends a very powerful message to our children that it’s OK to do things for yourself.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on what little self indulgences you have (or, why, like me, you put everyone else first and don’t think doing for yourself is a priority).

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Disclosure: I am a compensated blogger for Enough Time Moms. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sara

Are You Willing To Ask For Help?

Yesterday, I was the featured blogger at Enough Time Moms. The focus was on being vulnerable and allowing ourselves to ask for help. I’d love for you to read my post, I think it’s pretty good! My video today is a little follow up.

 

 

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Disclosure: I am a compensated blogger for Enough Time Moms. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sara

Enough Time Moms: Redefining Perfect

 

I grew up in the 80s – big hair and all! I went to college knowing I could do whatever I wanted. I was also bombarded with the message of being the perfect wife, mother, executive, daughter, sister, friend and so much more. I could bring home the bacon AND fry it up in the pan! Those were the messages of my younger days.

So it was surprise when I got married that I was going to finish graduate school and work and clean and cook and entertain and volunteer and, and, and ….. I hear my friends talk about it being to much. Honestly, who cares that we have and do all these things if we’re hating every minute of it?

Join me today at Enough Time Moms as we discuss how toredefine perfect so we can actually enjoy what we have.

Disclosure: I am a compensated blogger for Enough Time Moms. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sara

Enough Time Moms: Leader of the Circus

 

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I’ve heard a few of my friends describe their household as a circus and their job as being the ringleader. We’re responsible for the show! Sometimes it feel like we’re cleaning up after the animals or trying to heard clowns out the door. No matter our job, we’re not just the juggler – who’s only on stage for a few minutes. From beginning to end, it’s the ringleader who keeps the circus moving. And as the circus moves from city to city, or in our case season to season, we have to adjust and keep everything running like clockwork

Join me over at Enough Time Moms today where we’re talking about how we manage the seasonal changes in our schedules. As we transition from summer to back to school to winter break into spring, it’s a lot to keep track of.

I’d love to hear your tips on how you keep your family running smoothly.



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Sara

Is It OK to Just Be Alone?

We talk about ‘Me’ time and doing things for ourselves. But it’s always about ‘doing stuff’ – book club, working out, shopping, lunch with a friend. It’s as if just doing nothing is a crime! I’d like to propose doing nothing. N-O-T-H-I-N-G, Nothing! Just read a book or a magazine or, heck, take a nap. We need to stop thinking we have to be doing something. *note to self – heed ones own advice!*

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Disclosure: I am a compensated blogger for Enough Time Moms. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sara

Enter To Win A DayTimer Pink Malibu Tote ($99.99 value)

As you know, I’m an Enough Time Moms blogger. I want you to be one of the first to know that we are giving away a beautiful pink computer tote. To enter Like the Enough Time Moms page and follow the instructions for entry. If you already like the page, you’ll be taken straight in to the entry form. Entry is open from August 17 – 31, and you can enter one time. Please tell your friends!

Thank you for your support. Hope one of my readers wins!

 

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Sara

I’m Not Just A Mom

 

Do you remember your life before being a mom? Remember being a little girl and dressing up?  (For the guys reading this, just click over and read about how moms feel when they’re treated like mom and woman are the same thing)

Join me over at Enough Time Moms today where I’m my thoughts about being a woman as well as being a mom. For some the two are interchangeable. When, in fact, they are mutually exclusive.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

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Sara

Enough Time Moms: Getting Out The Door and Not Forgetting Your Sanity

 

Is this how you feel when you’re trying to get out of the house? Even though I’ve been homeschooling just getting out the door – even at 2pm – seems insane some days and I bet I look like that a lot.

Join me over at Enough Time Moms today where I’m sharing about getting out the door and not leaving your sanity behind. Any time of the day can be busy, but with school right around the corner some of the tips may help you enjoy a better sense of calm.

I’d love to hear your tips on how to maintain your sanity when getting everyone out the door.



Image Credit: Scott Griessel – Fotolia.com

Disclosure: I am a compensated blogger for Enough Time Moms. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sara

Enough Time Moms: Yikes! I’m Overbooked … Again

Frazzled mom © Poulsons Photography - Fotolia

Do you feel like this sometimes? You wonder how you’re going to get everything done? One child needs to go here, you have to be there, and still someone else needs you in a third place?

Join me over at Enough Time Moms today where I’m sharing my thoughts about getting control of our schedule. How can we go from overbooked to managing the planning book?

I’d love to hear your tips on how you keep your schedule tame.

 

Disclosure: I am a compensated blogger for Enough Time Moms. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sara