Take Time For Your Skin In Our Tough Times

Times are tough. Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and restricting. I know we have felt restricted. Only some aspects of our life have changed. However, we are making the best of it. It’s a great opportunity to take time for your skin in our tough times. 

Take Time For Your Skin In Our Tough Times
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I recently added daily walking to our routine. We both needed the exercise and fresh air. I think it also allows my son to let off steam and get his energy out! Walking also allows me time to clear my thoughts and let go of stress! 

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Create A Comfortable Workspace

I have worked from home or been a stay at home parent for years. I have worked outside of the home too. However, as a special needs parent, I have always preferred to be a stay at home parent. Now that I am a single mom, I have to be a stay at home parent and work from home. With the novel Coronavirus, many people are working from home too! It’s taken a toll on everyone. I am so excited to show you simple ways to create a comfortable workspace! 

Create A Comfortable Workspace
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I work from home from my laptop. I don’t have a desk. Instead, I use our dining table. Since I use a laptop, I started noticing my neck and back were hurting. I even tried elevating my laptop with a stack of hardcover books. It was a nice improvement. 

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Ready To Kick Into Gear

I had no idea how much I was ready for a new year, a fresh start! Since the novel Coronavirus hit, we have not been walking or getting outside for months! Either it was too hot over the summer or too cold in the winter! As for myself, I did supplement with indoor workouts! However, things have changed. One of my machines broke and I needed a change to my fitness routine. It is time to change it up! We are ready to kick into gear! 

Ready To Kick Into Gear
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I am so excited to change up our routine. My son and I now walk around the park a minimum of one mile. Each day, I have been changing it up to where we easily walk 1 to 3 miles each day. I am purposely changing it up so he doesn’t get into a set routine and won’t be open to change. He loves his routine. 

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When You Have Lost Yourself

When You Have Lost Yourself
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When you finally realize that at some point you have lost yourself. Where do you go to pick yourself back up and start again?

As I look in the mirror the tired eyes look back at me. Dark circles from being up and down all night with a three year old who refuses to sleep in her own bed. My hair loosely tied back with two days worth of dry shampoo. Slouchy clothes, from years before no where close to fitting.

You hear the bigger kids in the other room arguing over who’s watching the tv. You sigh and wash your face as you try to steel yourself for another day. Take a deep breath and do it all over again.

When you have lost yourself

You have lost yourself.

I love my kids, they are the reason I breathe every day but sometimes there are days where the arguing from them drives me up the wall, or they won’t eat dinner after I’ve worked hard to make it. Or when you are just completely touched out. And then the mom guilt kicks in and I feel horrible for feeling that way.

I have four kids ages 9 to 3. There is never a dull moment in my household. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I have realized that I had lost myself somewhere in the midst of being a mom. That was who I had become, I was mama, there was no Kansas any longer. My identity revolved around that role.

Brooklyn Cardigan

After so long not taking care of myself I decided it was time to find me again. I started with looking for some functional clothing that helped me be comfy but also look nice and that’s when I found the beautiful Duffield Lane line of clothing. I think my favorite item is the Brooklyn Cardigan. This beautiful Cardigan is so soft and goes with any outfit to keep you warm and looking stylish.

Blaine Dress

And I think my favorite dress that they make is the stunning Blaine Dress. I love how it goes with everything. You can dress it up or pair it down. Perfect for church or a PTA meeting. This dress is flattering on any shape, even mine and it’s hard to find self-love after carrying and birthing four kids. If you are interested in finding your perfect fit or style check out their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Lennon Dress
Phoebe dress

It’s not always easy learning to take care of yourself again. Just know that you are worth it. If you can’t take care of yourself and put your mental health first, it’s going to make it hard to put that into your home. As mom’s, we tend to feel like we have lost yourself and put everyone but yourself first. So mom to mom just let me say…

YOU MATTER!

You are WORTH it.

You are doing an amazing job momma, keep your head up!

You haven’t lost yourself!

Naturally Tackle Teen Acne And Beyond

My sweet boy is a teen. A few months ago, he started suffering from acne on the face, back, and neck! I didn’t want to turn to medication, but I was desperate. I tried a few products with very small results. We recently found Grandpa’s Soap! Now, we can naturally tackle teen acne and beyond! 

Naturally Tackle Teen Acne And Beyond
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When it comes to beauty, I prefer natural, vegan, cruelty free products! My son and I even use natural deodorant! Even with household cleaners, I choose natural products as much as possible! 

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Discover A Stronger And Happier You

Being stuck at home, limited by how we live can be overwhelming and stressful. I happened to purchase a small exercise machine a few weeks before everything shut down. I also added a rowing machine as well! I am doing my best not to let myself feel down for too long. In between watching my favorite shows or even throughout the day, I like to do reps! Since I am stuck inside most of the day due to my son’s distance learning and therapy, I make it all work and do my exercises whenever I can! It’s your time to discover a stronger and happier you! 

Discover A Stronger And Happier You
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So, how can you discover a stronger and happier you? Start with fitness! Whether you are a beginner or wanting to kick it up, get started with resistance!

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Charge Up With New Gear

This year has been the craziest we’ve ever seen! With the novel Coronavirus pandemic, we have been forced to change the way we live, interact, learn, communicate, and more! I’ve been doing my best to stay motivated with my fitness and our health! I have since added a rowing machine to stay in shape! 

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When it comes to fitness or general health, staying hydrated is important! When I use a fun and delightful water bottle, it makes drinking my water so much fun! I prefer to use reusable bottles! 

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Items You Need In Your Life But Never Thought Of

This year changed near the end of the school year and just months before summer started! Kids have been stuck at home, learning from home, parents have had to adjust their schedules, and businesses were forced to adapt or close. I do my best to stay positive and not dwell on everything happening. We gathered items you need in your life but never thought of! 

Items You Need In Your Life But Never Thought Of
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Times are tough. I was getting anxious. I bought a rowing machine and it’s helping to change things up. I used to go for walks throughout the day but with my son learning from home, I feel like I’m stuck at home almost all day! By the time our day is over, I feel so exhausted and end up not going for a walk! 

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Basic Introduction To CBD And Hemp Health

A few years ago, I was looking for relief for our situation. My son has Autism and there are times when he gets overwhelmed, stressed, and could have a meltdown. To help calm him down, I started looking into CBD products. First, we tried CBD gummies and tinctures. However, I didn’t see any difference at all. I gave up. However, years later, I was desperate. We’re excited to share a basic introduction to CBD and hemp health! 

Basic Introduction To CBD And Hemp Health
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As a special needs mom, I prefer to try natural remedies. I didn’t want to use medication because there are so many side effects! I wanted to try CBD again!

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Nearly Carefree Plants For Any Lifestyle

When we  moved into our home, I couldn’t wait to bring my houseplants over into their new home! I try to have houseplants all over as I use them to help de-stress and brighten our space! I love houseplants in my home as they have a naturally calming effect! It brings me joy watching them grow! For the black thumbs or those who are new to houseplants, we gathered nearly carefree plants for any lifestyle! 

Nearly Carefree Plants For Any Lifestyle
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I love sharing my love of houseplants with anyone and everyone. I have shared plants and cuttings with friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

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