All posts tagged: mommy hacks

#365daysofselfcare Day 19: Reach out to someone

“We all need somebody to lean on” Sometimes the best things you can do is to ask for and accept help. This one’s a tough one for me. But like anything else, it just takes getting use to the more you do it. Asking for help can empower you to either take care of yourself or free you up to do something else. It also helps build community. Likewise, another suggestion is to reach out and text someone to see how they’re doing, or to say something affirming to them. Again, it opens up the opportunity to build community and a good support system.  All it takes is one text or phone call. Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare. I usually post there first!      

#365daysofselfcare Day 16: Take care of your skin

Cold weather, dry climates, heaters, colds, scarves are all headed our way. And it really does a number on your skin. Keep your skin moisturized says every dermatologist on the planet. Make the extra effort this winter – your skin will thank you for it. And don’t forget to hydrate with drinking water too! I’d do this every day/night! I use an organic product: Eminence. Tried the cheap drug store brands and one high end brand in the past, but this works well. It’s a little pricey but a little goes a long way. By my age, its good to invest in some good skin care (if you care about that sort of thing). Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare. I usually post there first!

#365daysofselfcare Day 15: Vick’s Vapo Rub

I’ve been sick this week with a cold and a cough (got it from O). So it’s a Vick’s Vapo Rub kind of night. Being sick forces you to practice a little self-care. Vick’s really helped O with his coughing at night too. Better than forcing cough syrup on him! Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare. I usually post there first!

#365daysofselfcare Day 3: Take A Walk

Whether you’re at work, or at home getting stuff done, you can take a breather or pause by taking a quick walk. Say 5-10 minutes. Get your head and body out of what you were doing for a moment. Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare.

5 Minute Play Doh Recipe

I’m not a crafty person and DIY’s are just plain time consuming and can get expensive. But sometimes being a mom calls for being creative, especially when it comes to finding activities for their child. So to solve this problem, I created the “Mommy DIY Hacks” section, to compile the easiest DIY hacks I come across, because honestly who has the time? My first hack is a play doh recipe that I picked up from O’s school. I love it because its affordable, it takes no time at all and the ingredients are easily found around the home or at your local Target. Best of all, your toddler or child will really enjoy and get into the process of helping to make it, they’ll like the product, AND have fun playing with it after. Thats value right there. Any busy/working mom can benefit from this low maintenance recipe. What you’ll need: 1/2 cup salt 1/2 cup walter 1 cup of flour Food dye (any color, be creative) Steps: Poor all the ingredients one by one into a bowl – measure out everything …