Simple Ways To Be Your Best You

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PEDS®.

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Coming at you today with some mom truths for you. I know, I know, #momtruths are everywhere but this is my mom truth today; Sometimes I need help being the best Mama I can be! There, I said it, not I can relax! It’s a hard thing to admit that we need help, right? But why? What ever happened to the term of “it takes a village” to raise kids? I believe that so so much.

Luckily for me and my husband we have amazing parents that will watch our kiddos whenever we ask, allowing us to have some us time or even some me time and it’s always so helpful. I’ve learned a couple extra tricks in my four and a half years of mumming that I’m going to list here!

  1. Take care of yourself

  2. Stay comfortable

  3. Invest in multi-use clothing

  4. Make time to date your spouse

Let’s dive into each of the four points listed and I’ll tell you how I do these things for myself. You might be surprised how simple some of these really are, too!

Taking Care Of You—This should be an obvious thing to do but it gets overlooked so much once you’re a mom. I always try to remember that I can’t adequately take care of anyone else until I have taken care of myself. For me, this doesn’t mean spending hours away at a spa being pampered, although how amazing would that be!? First of all, I don’t want to spend the money and more importantly the time to go to the spa and all. I take care of myself by simply going upstairs for an hour or so to be with myself. When I’m away from everyone else downstairs and actually have the ability to ficus on me, I like to read through my Bible, give myself a pedicure, watch my favorite crime show, or simply scroll through my social media. I’m not one to take naps throughout the day because I know I have so much to do, so relaxing alone is my me-time!

Stay Comfortable—I live in leggings. I sleep in leggings, wear leggings all day, go out with my husband in leggings, relax in leggings. I will always have leggings on! If, on the rare occasion, you see me not in leggings I’ll be in a comfortable and flowy dress. It’s amazingly important for me as a mom to be comfortable. I don’t like jeans or any sort of real pants for that matter. One things I love doing to help my outfits seem a little more put together and trendy is by using accessories here and there. I’ve grown to love hats recently and have always loved wedge shoes and boots. When I go out on a date with my husband or to church for hours Sunday mornings, I’m standing—a lot. I know that I love my wedges but I love knowing I can count on my PEDS® socks for literally any occasion and they last so long! PEDS® has a sock for any type of shoe, which I love because even though our Indiana weather is cooling off rapidly, even in the warmer weather I still wear my PEDS® with my wedges that show just the toes, my tennis shoes when I’m out and about with the kiddos, and even with my favorite Converse low rise that I pull out every Fall! Just like so many other people around the New Year, I have a resolution to be healthier in 2019 so I’m attempting to drop hints to my husband to add PEDS® socks to my stocking list for my gym days, too! I don’t know about you, but socks are like a staple in our stockings for the Holidays, haha!

Invest In Multi-Use Clothing—I love leggings as I mentioned above and those are so easily dressed up or down! I always try to invest in less. I’ll for sure spend more money on one piece of clothing, like a flowy sleeveless dress that can be worn alone in summer or with a jacket in the cooler months, over 10 other pieces that I would only really wear during one season! Also, I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten an appointment or even my women’s group meetings and had to run out the door and am always so thankful that I can just grab a jacket or hat with some wedges and PEDS® and it makes me feel so much more put together!

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Make Time To Date Your Spouse—This topic can be so overwhelming but I had to come to the realization that it didn’t have to be! Thank about it this way; When you first started dating your spouse were you only dating when you were physically out on a date? No, of course not. You dated through your flirty text messages and phone calls. You were dating when one person cooked at home for the other person. You were dating when you were hanging out watching t.v. with each other. I had to learn that there are always opportunities to date your spouse and it doesn’t even have to be outside of your home!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PEDS®.

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