This post is sponsored by Rose’s Razors. All opinions are honest and my own.
When I first became a mom, I had a really hard time figuring out how to take care of myself.
I was tired and had little energy, so most days I put very little effort into my appearance.
About four months into motherhood, I got a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I didn’t like what I saw.
I looked myself in the eyes and said, “This has to stop!”
Ever since that day, I’ve made it a priority to not alone take care of my family and home, but also myself. I think my experience is similar to a lot of moms and wives. We have a hard time balancing it all, and often neglect ourselves.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
I’m living proof that you can take care of your family and your home without neglecting yourself.
Even as a mom with a toddler and new baby, I’ve found time to take care of myself by making it part of my morning routine.
I think it boils down to 3 things.
1. Be Intentional
In order to accomplish anything, you have to be intentional about it. This includes taking care of yourself.
Each morning I intentionally get up before my son so that I can have time to drink a cup of coffee, have my quiet time with the Lord, shower, and get dressed for the day.
My Morning Routine:
6:00 Feed baby and put back to bed.
6:20 Take a shower, shave, get dressed, do hair and makeup
6:50 Enjoy a cup of coffee and quiet time
7:15 Cuddles with my toddler. Eat breakfast together, clean up the kitchen, and throw in a load of laundry.
8:00 Get toddler dressed and play with him.
8:30 Wake baby, and get her dressed for the day.
2. Be Okay with Good Enough
I used to spend an hour getting ready in the mornings. As a mom I don’t have that luxury, but I do have about 30 minutes that I can spend taking a shower, putting on a little makeup, and fixing my hair in a quick style.
That means I don’t wear as much makeup as I used to and my hair is sometimes just thrown into a ponytail, but I still look presentable and feel good about how I look.
3. Practice Time Saving Habits.
I’m constantly looking for ways to save my valuable time. Here are a few things that have helped me save time getting ready in the morning.
- Shave in the shower.
In the past, I used to have to shave outside the shower because I used bad quality razors and would always end up with bumps and burns if I shaved in the shower.
Using a good quality razor really makes all the difference whether or not you are able to shave in the shower. I’m currently using a new razor from the online company, Rose’s Razors. I noticed a difference the first time I used the razor. I didn’t get bumps where I usually do and the handle was shaped in such a way that made it easy to shave quickly without nicks. I love this new razor!
- Wash Hair Every Other Day
This took me some time to get used to. But now I can’t imagine washing my hair every single day. On the days that I don’t wash my hair, I rub a little baby powder into my scalp to dry up any oil and then style my hair in a quick messy bun or half up ponytail.
- Have a Go-To Make-up Routine and Hairstyle
I wear a lot less makeup than I used to, but I still wear at least some because it helps me feel confident. There are days I may need to run to the store or a friend wants to meet up at the last minute, so I try to put on a least a little makeup each day. Most days I’ll simply wear under eye concealer, BB cream, blush, and a little lipstick. Then I’ll throw my hair up into a messy bun. This can be done in 5 minutes and makes all the difference in my confidence level!
- Shop Online as Much as Possible
Since becoming a mom, going to the store has definitely become a chore. Getting everyone dressed, remembering snacks, and trying to keep everyone happy in the store is no easy task!
That’s why I love taking advantage of online shopping. Rose’s Razors offer subscription boxes, so you don’t even have to think about reordering. New razors will show up in your mailbox! This is a subscription box that I can get behind because it is something women actually need. Plus they offer a few different plans, so you only get the amount that you use.
Or you don’t have to choose a subscription at all. You can purchase a box of razors by themselves and still get free shipping. Who doesn’t love free shipping?!
Not only is it a quality razor, it is super affordable. So if you are a busy mom who wants to take care of yourself while saving time and money, check out Rose’s Razors.
Rose’s Razors is going to give away one of their short stem boxes to one of you! This box includes 4 refill blades and one black handle, just like the picture above. This giveaway is open to anyone 18 years or older and living in the United States. The giveaway ends Saturday, November 11 at midnight.
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