11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

11 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

11 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you already gotten your gifts or do you need some help deciding?  If you looking for the perfect gift for the Mom in your life, then check out this list of 11 Mother’s Day gifts under $30.

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11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

What Mom doesn’t need some relaxing “me time”? Get her this diffuser and include some lavender essential oils. She will love it!

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love How adorable and cozy does this mom life shirt look?

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love

This Lily Pulitzer notebook is gorgeous for all those organized, or wannabe organized (like Me!), Mommas.

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love

 This book is perfect for the Mommas who love celebrating girl power!

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

I think we all know a sassy Mom who would love this book!

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

This to do planner is perfect for the Lily Pulitzer fans!

This trinket dish will look beautiful on any Mom’s bathroom counter or nightstand.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

This adorable reusable bag is perfect for groceries and farmer’s market finds.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

Remind her how important self care is and let her pamper herself with an overnight mask.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

The Ecocentric Mom Care Package is a perfect gift for the new (and exhausted) mom in your life.

 

Ya’ll know my obsession with Self Care for Moms. Gift her with some “me time” with The Oxford Momma Box.

How are you spending Mother’s Day this year? I’d love for you to comment and tell me your plans!

the one reason you need to read dare to be more

The One Reason You Need To Read Dare To Be More

Dare To Be More!

the one reason you need to read dare to be more

“Dare To Be More” is written by Mompreneur Kimberly A Patrick.

Patrick is a business strategist and coach who helps other moms build their own 6 figure businesses from their own homes.

Patrick has been a serial entrepreneur since she was a young girl. She now has a company Talented Matched that hires moms as recruiters to work from their homes.

I recently read “Dare To Be More” and knew I had to share it with you all since many of you are either work at home moms or moms wanting to become work at home moms.

There are several reasons you need to read “Dare To Be More” but I am going to tell you the one reason you need to go to Amazon and buy this book now.

 

INSPIRATION.

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that our circumstances define us.

Some people are dealt a bad hand.

I truly believe that it is what you do with those circumstances, that bad hand, that truly matters.

Patrick’s story is incredibly inspiring.

Yes, she grew up in a loving family. Yes, she went to good schools. Yes, she has had an entrepreneurial spirit since she was a young girl.

From the outside looking in, you would probably think that she never faced adversities, but that’s simply not the truth.

Patrick shares all the ups and downs she has encountered throughout her life, both personally and professionally. When some people would quit, she pushed through. She had a dream of working for herself and she was determined to make that happen.

Patrick shares her personal story from abusive relationships to the journey of her relationship with God.

Three things really stood out to me when I read this book.

1. Determination. Her determination to pursue her dreams is contagious. Patrick hit roadblocks, just as we all do, but she is flexible. If one avenue didn’t work out, she tried something different. She is a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it, but doesn’t take others down along the way. In fact, she lifts others up.

2. Which brings me to her love of empowering others. As I mentioned earlier, Patrick has a recruiting business and she hires moms who want to work at home with their children. Some of her moms work part-time, some full-time. Patrick mentions that sometimes moms will come to her home to work. When they do, they bring their children too. I just love that!

3. God’s plans for you are bigger than you have ever imagined. Patrick says, “Being MORE starts with daring to believe that God created you for MORE.” She talks about the importance of trusting Him and knowing that He has such amazing, wonderful plans for you, but you have to trust Him.

If you are not a mom, you will still be encouraged and inspired by Dare To Be More. This book is for ALL WOMEN who want MORE and know that God has made them for MORE.

And if you don’t believe that you are made for more, then you HAVE to read this so that you will realize that you are deserving of the life that you want and desire. You just have to do the work and follow Him.

Want to read more inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs? Check out my Mom Boss series, beginning with this boutique owner.

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Mom boss the stay at home mompreneur

Mom Boss: Victoria Moore – The Stay At Home Mompreneur

Mom Boss: Victoria Moore – The Stay At Home Mompreneur

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Mom Boss Victoria Moore is the face behind The Stay At Home Mompreneur and My Momtastic Life.

I am so happy that we connected and that she is in my tribe.

This mom boss and I connected on Facebook and I help her with her Facebook group Stay At Home Mompreneurs, a group for mom bloggers and mompreneurs to grow and support one another.

If you fit that category, you should totally check it out!

This Texas Mom Boss is definitely someone to watch!

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Meet Mom Boss, Victoria Moore – The Stay At Home Mompreneur.

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What made you decide to start your business?

Honestly, I started my first blog because I was bored, and I needed something to remind that I was more than just a milk-machine.

I left my job as a preschool teacher when I was only a few weeks pregnant, and my husband and I moved to a new city to stay with family until we got on our feet.

By the time my son was born, I hadn’t had a job in 8 months.

After documenting my pregnancy on social media and writing about the changes I was going through as a new mother, I took the plunge and purchased a domain name. I took it seriously from the beginning, but I had no idea I’d be earning money after only a few short months.

It started out as a hobby, and a means to document my son’s life, yet it turned into one of the best decisions I’d ever made!

Mom Boss: Victoria Moore - The Stay At Home Mompreneur

How do you juggle it all?

I honestly don’t know. I’m not sure that I do, yet!

Most days I have to choose one of my main three duties to focus on: spend quality time with my son and make sure he has an awesome day, keep up with my home and animals, or work.

It feels like at least one of those three things gets put on the backburner each day, depending on whether or not my husband is home to help.

Most of the time, that means my son is happy, my animals have been fed and loved, and I’ve gotten some work done, BUT, my house is a wreck.

I’m a control freak about many aspects of my life. I like my home to be spotless, I like my son to be clean at all times, I like my animals to have clean pens and scheduled feedings.

But that’s not my reality anymore.

One of the hardest aspects of motherhood for me has been learning to cope with the chaos that is my life.

My son never goes hungry, but he might walk around with food on his face for a little bit.

My chickens will have their time to free range, but it might be an hour later some days.

I just make the best of every day, and try to remember that stressing the small stuff doesn’t help the situation.

Really though, I think I juggle everything by utilizing nap time, working after my son goes to bed, and time blocking during the day!

I’m the type of person who likes to get in and completely finish a task before moving on to the next. But that simply isn’t doable for the life I have.

I have happy, productive, and balanced days when I block off certain times to get specific things done.

Clean the kitchen for 30 minutes. If I don’t finish the dishes, so be it. The next 30 minutes I’ll read with my son. After that, I’ll check my email or social media for 20 minutes. If I can’t get through all of the emails, I’ll have to get to them later.

It’s worked wonderfully for me, but it definitely took some getting used to.

How did you meet your husband?

My husband and I are both musicians (though we don’t have time to play much nowadays).

One of my old coworkers happened to be my husband’s neighbor, and he sent me videos of him playing the guitar and singing.

My coworker gave me his number, and I went against my better judgement and texted him, asking to meet up to write music together.

We fell head over heels in love, immediately!

We started dating the next day and I practically moved in with him the next week. The rest is history!

What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?

The funniest thing that’s happened to me recently would probably be my son taking off his poopie diaper and running around, only for me to find that it was the last one we had.

Oh, but it doesn’t stop there!

While my husband went out to buy more, he poured a bag of goldfish out on the couch next to him, rubbed them on his boyhood one by one, and put them back in the bag.

I think it was the biggest “boy mom” moment I’ve had yet. He’s really starting to transition from a baby into a weird little boy. Haha! I didn’t know how to handle this one.

After I stopped laughing, I showed him that he can just put them back in the bag, the middle step can be skipped.

What is that one song that always makes you happy? What’s your jam?

Low Down Girl Like Me, by I Draw Slow! It pumps me up, every time!

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Oh that’s a hard one!

You know, I don’t really watch movies. I know, I’m weird! I can’t focus, and it just feels like a long commitment. Trying to get me to sit down and agree to watching a movie is like pulling teeth!

I wish I had an answer, but I honestly can’t even think of many actresses off the top of my head!

If someone made a movie of my life, it would probably take me a few days to get through the whole thing haha!

Here’s a totally unfair question…If you had to choose between wine or coffee for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Oh coffee, most definitely! No question about it! I’m more of a beer kind of girl anyway.

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When I became a mom, I wish someone would have told me…

I wish someone would have told me that it’s not the constant diaper changes, or late night feedings that make motherhood so hard.

It’s the internal struggle you feel to constantly be the perfect mom that you always envisioned yourself as.

I planned on feeding my son only organic, high-quality meals, to send out cute cards for every holiday. I thought ialways be patient and kind, no matter how much stress I was under.

Turns out I’m only human, and I’m the same old me I always was, except now I have a son, and crazy expectations for myself.

There’s nothing wrong with mac ‘n cheese for dinner every now and then, if it means you get to regain a little composure during the time you would have spent making an all-natural, fresh meal.

Your sanity is just as important, and sometimes you have to pick which is more important in the moment.

Being a “perfect” mom and doing everything by the book every day wears down on you over time, and it’s not always worth the anxiety. I thought I’d always be able to push through every bad moment, and just…DO IT. But of course, that’s easier said than done.

The last book I read was…

Oh Lordy, I wish I could remember. It’s honestly been probably over a year. Maybe even a year and a half. Sad, I know. I used to be such a bookworm. I’m sure it was something by Jodi Picoult. I LOVE her!

Three things I can’t live without…

Well, first and foremost, my husband.

I don’t know what I would do without him. I take on too much all the time, and without him, I’d be drowning.

If people don’t count, I guess I’d have to say coffee, my camera, and Amazon Prime.

Describe your perfect day.

My perfect day? Hmm…
I’m lame you guys.
The only thing that comes to mind is just simple little adjustments to the days I already have.
You know, my son letting me drink coffee without slipping toys and old goldfish into my coffee when I’m not looking.
Letting the chickens out for the day without getting poop on my hands.
Finding and making a dinner recipe that’s easy and healthy.
I know this all sounds so cliche and boring, but I mean it! I’m a homebody. I don’t really have any interest in going skydiving or anything cool like that. I like the life I have.
 More than anything, it would be awesome if one day my husband just said, “You know what, don’t worry about anything. I’ll do all of the dishes, change all of the diapers, take care of the animals, and cook.” Haha!

If you could give 18 year old you one piece of advice, what would it be?


Oh Lord, first of all, I wouldn’t want to talk to 18-year-old Victoria.

You couldn’t pay me to do that.
But, if I absolutely had to, I suppose I would close my eyes (no one deserves to look at the hair and makeup I used to have) and tell her to quit being a fool and let go of the “friends” I had back then.
Also, I would tell myself to quit playing the victim and feeling sorry for myself. Nobody is going to feel sorry for you and change your life. Have your pity party, then move on and grow from the experience. Basically, GET IT TOGETHER, VICKY!
Things are going to turn around for you, and in two years you’ll be engaged.

What advice do you have for moms who want to start their own business?

1. You should absolutely go for it, no matter how intimidating it is.

No matter what it is you’re thinking about doing, even if it seems over-saturated, you can still making a killing doing what you love if you put your mind to it and market yourself the right way.
Since I started with blogging, that’s what I’m familiar with. I know when I was considering launching a blog, I was really discouraged some days. I thought there was no way I’d work my way up because there are so many bloggers out there, and I don’t have the skills that they do.
Anyone that’s been following along with My Momtastic Life since the early days (all four of you) know just how awful it was. My writing was mediocre, my pictures were grainy, and my topics were generic. I still have a lot of growing to do, but man. It’s like night and day.
I swear to you, if you start now, you’ll thank yourself later. You’ll learn that though there are plenty of competitors who have more experience, more followers, better pictures, better writing style, whatever – you can get there too, and it might not even take as long as you think.
Getting started is the hardest part. It’s intimidating to put yourself out there for the world to see, but it’s the only way to get to where you want to be. If you have drive and passion, people will be drawn to you from the beginning, and it will all snowball.

2. You don’t have to know everything before you begin. You’ll learn as you go.

Do some research, create a plan, and start!
You will learn as you go, it’s the only way.
Practice makes perfect, and like I said, starting is the hardest part.

3. Never underestimate the power of being polite and courteous. 

Again, blogging is what I have experience in, but you can apply this to whatever it is you’re pursuing.
I quickly found out just how brutal and vicious some bloggers can be. (Please don’t let this discourage you if you’re thinking about starting a blog, because for every selfish, rude blogger you meet, there are at least 10 wonderful and respectful women that will make up for it).
Some women are in this for personal gain. They have no interest in helping others or even being decent. They don’t want to share knowledge or provide valuable information to others unless it benefits them more than it helps you. I’ve been understanding to a certain degree, because after all, we’re all trying to grow and reach the top. But I’ve always believed that we can do that together.
Your success does not hinder my own. Good content and good people will always rise to the top, and there’s room for all of us.
When I give advice or resources, I give it all. If someone wants to share a link to another Facebook group, in my Facebook group, I will always allow it, though this is usually a big no-no.
When someone wants to share their work, but they’ve missed the cut-off time by a couple of hours, I will openly allow them to share it anyway.
And I’ll tell you what – not a single person has complained. No one gets upset, because they know I would do the same for them.
My point is, I go out of my way to extend courtesy and kindness to everyone I meet, even when it’s not the norm. It’s how I like to run things. I don’t believe in cornering people into sticking with me simply by robbing them of information that other bloggers/groups can provide. The people who like the information I have to offer will be there, no matter how many other blogs they read or e-courses they take. We all have something different to offer.
You would be surprised just how many doors will open for you, simply by showing kindness and compassion. You will make an impact in this world, and you will make real change, even if it feels small.
Want to keep up with Victoria? Check out her websites and social media accounts!
Be sure to check out the other Mom Boss Ladies in this series: Rachel, Brittany and Nicole!

Friday Favorites: Spring Mom Fashion

Friday Favorites: Spring Mom Fashion

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We are so excited for Spring. Last week, I made a post about Spring clothes for the girls. This week, I’m thinking about myself and all the other Mommas out there. I have put together MY Spring Mom Fashion Wish List. (It’s part of my Self Care promise to myself this year!) My style is super casual these days, but I still LOVE clothes. No mom jeans here!

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The weather here in Southern Indiana has been so crazy. Warm day. Cold day. Warm day. Snow day. Flooding. Sunny. I have no idea what’s going on with the weather, but my husband has been reminding me every day that we are “Springing Forward” this weekend.

So, without further ado, my Spring Wish list!






What is your favorite item? Let me know!

Friday Favorites: Women’s Workout Clothes

Friday Favorites: Women’s Workout Clothes

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Speaking of mom life, my “mom uniform” these days has been workout clothes. I try to work out daily, but that doesn’t always happen. My mindset is that if I’m wearing the proper attire, then I’m halfway there. And let’s be honest, tanks and yoga pants are pretty stinkin’ comfortable.

It’s been a while since I have posted a Friday Favorites. I’ve had every intention on making this edition a regular staple, but you know, mom life. Speaking of mom life, my “mom uniform” these days has been workout clothes. I try to work out daily, but that doesn’t always happen. My mindset is that if I’m wearing the proper attire, then I’m halfway there. And let’s be honest, tanks and yoga pants are pretty stinkin’ comfortable.

I thought I would scour the internet and find the cutest workout clothes that I want to add to my “mom uniform” collection and to give you some cute ideas too!








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What are your “mom uniform” staples? Let me know in the comments!

Taking Care of You: Mom Self Care Round Up

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I recently wrote a post about Self Care For Moms and it has been greatly received. It’s such an important topic that we tend to forget about or push to the side. It’s so important to be taking care of you!

There are so many posts out there about this topic and I wanted to pull some of them together in one place to keep you and myself from aimlessly scouring the internet. (We do that enough, am I right?)

What better month to put this together than February!

Some of these posts have some awesome free printables as well, so take advantage of that! (Get my list of 30 Self Care Ideas that you can print and post on your fridge as a reminder to take care of you!)

Mami Works has an amazing series called 14 Days of Love which is obviously perfect for February! Be sure to check out all the posts including Love Your Skin.

Ashton Taylor put together some great ideas if you want to incorporate your littles! A Tired Mom’s Guide To Self Care.

Just Redefine has some great ideas about taking A Day (Almost) Off for Moms!

The Preemie Mummy has some great ideas in her post Practising “Self Care” including cutting ties with the negative!

The Sane Momma tells us How to Create a Daily Self Care Routine. You can also get her Free Self Care Routine Checklist too. She also has takes a very interesting approach to self care using Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs. I love that!

Always A New Day posted 40 Self Care Ideas For The Anxious Mom. These are right up my ally!

Three Makes A Family put together a 30 Day “Me Time” Challenge for burned out moms. She also includes a free printable to keep track to help you with the challenge.

The Balanced Mama has several amazing posts on self care. She wrote a great post, Hey Mama, You Are Enough. I love that because you are enough and so am I. You should also check out these posts from The Balanced Mama: 5 Self-Care Practices You Should Start Now and 20 Self-Care Ideas To Take Time For Yourself.

Wellness Mom Life wrote a beautiful post about Self Care for Moms of Intense Children. She discusses why it’s important and how to do it when you have intense or gifted children. Wellness Mom Life also includes a 8 Day Wellness Mom Challenge.

Jessica Dimas knows from experience the importance of Self Care for Highly Sensitive Moms. Read her post here. I had never heard the term “sensitive mom” but after reading her article, I realize that I share many of the same qualities. So, Thank You Jessica!

Candace Playfourth gives us 7 Ways To Practice Self Care When Anxiety Hits. I have personally dealt with anxiety throughout my life so this truly resonates with me.

Self Care for Moms is a Must

Self care for moms shouldn’t be negotiable! You deserve to fill up your cup and take care of yourself! Ready to get started on your self care journey?

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What is your favorite Self Care activity?

30 Self Care Ideas For Moms

 

Mom Shaming: I’m over it!

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Let’s talk about Mom shaming.

Just typing the phrase annoys me.

I am all about empowering each other. I am all about spreading positivity. I am all about cheering each other on.

I’m willing to bet we have all been shamed.

Shamed for staying home with our kids. Shamed for working outside the home.
Shamed for letting our kids watch TV.
Shamed for not allowing our kids screen time.
Shamed for formula feeding.
Shamed for exclusively breastfeeding.
Shamed for for doing both.
Shamed for nursing our toddlers.
Shamed for giving our kids cheetos.
Shamed for feeding our kids healthy foods.
Shamed for going on a girls’ weekend getaway.
Shamed for not wanting to go on the girls’ weekend.
Shamed for cosleeping.
Shamed for wearing yoga pants and no makeup.
Shamed for always being “put together”.
Shamed for working out every day and having a break from the kiddos.
Shamed for not “taking care of yourself”.

Seriously. STOP IT! I am so over it.

Being a mom is hard! Constantly wondering “am I doing this right?” “Should I do that instead?” The last thing we need is to be judged by people who should be supporting us.

I have been shamed for the decisions I make. And I’m over it.

We will not always agree and that’s ok. We are doing our best and what we believe is best for our family.

Imagine a world where we cheered each other on. A world where we loved on our fellow mamas.

I encourage you to think of a mama in your life. Write her a letter. Send her a text. Grab her a coffee. Tell her you love her and are proud of her because she’s doing a damn good job!

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10 Self Care Ideas For Moms (and a freebie!)

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Some call it self care. Some call it self love. Whatever you call it, it is so important to take care of yourself. Read on and check out ten self care ideas for moms!

Before Mommyhood

Before becoming a mom, I had no problem in this department! Granted I wasn’t getting manicures regularly and would you believe I have NEVER had a pedicure?? However, I would always take time for myself: monthly hair appointments (I had super high maintenance blonde hair), weekend naps, retail therapy, etc.

After Joining the Mommyhood

When I became a mom, I thought, like many others, that the more I sacrificed of myself, the better mom I would be. I spent the first 18 months of the twins’ lives doing just that. Skipping meals, skipping showers, not reading (unless it was a children’s book), not spending time with God, not doing anything for me. I was convinced that if I put myself on the back burner, I would be the best mom.

Guess what? I was the opposite of the best mom. There I was: exhausted, grumpy, and probably pretty stinky lol

I needed a change. It was time to take care of me. I didn’t think of it as self care at the time. I just thought of it as getting my s@*t together. For me, working out and eating well made a massive difference. Just like Elle Woods said, “working out releases endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don’t…” well you know the rest!

Make the Time!

So, listen up! Focusing all of your attention on other people will not make you a better person. Taking 30 minutes a day to do something for you does not make you selfish. Going out for a cup of coffee and sitting in a parking lot and watching “Uptown Girls” in your SUV while your husband is at home with the kids doesn’t make you a bad mom. (It was literally the only movie in my car at the time, so don’t judge me!)

I have actually found myself in desperate need of refocusing on my self care. I’m now a SAHM to 3 (3 and under). I have been spending so much time growing my brand and blog (which I love doing), but I haven’t been spending any time on myself. I’m totally preaching to the choir here, I know. I’m with you though! I am making the promise to myself and my family that I will take better care of myself.

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Self care doesn’t have to be expensive either. It doesn’t have to be a spa day, although that does sound amazing! It can be something as simple as taking a walk. Below, I have 10 self care ideas!

  1. Working Out
  2. Therapy
  3. Bath
  4. Massage
  5. Mani/Pedi
  6. Yoga
  7. Meditation
  8. Buy Yourself Flowers
  9. Read A Book
  10. DIY Project

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How I Made Myself Spend $50 At Target!

How I Made Myself Spend $50 At Target!

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Let’s play a game! Let’s say that I had $100 to give you, but you had to spend it on yourself. (Not the kiddos, but YOU!) Then I’ll tell you how I made myself spend $50 at Target…

I have to say, this would be really difficult for me. Now, before I became a mom, I loved to shop for me. In college, my friends and I would go to the mall once a week to buy outfits for the weekends. We usually went to Forever 21. (That may show my age. Do the coeds still shop there?)

Now that I’m a mom, it is soooo difficult to spend money on myself. I am always thinking, well, I should get this for the girls. Y’all! I don’t even want to tell you the last time I bought myself underwear better yet a new bra! It’s crazy!

For my birthday last month, our sweet neighbor gave me $50 and told me I had to spend it on me. I promised her I would but immediately started feeling this guilt. Mom guilt? I spoke with my friend and life coach about it and she told me to think about my integrity. If I tell my neighbor I am going to do something and then don’t follow through, what does that say about me? Wow! I never thought of it that way.

Off to Target I went with the plan of spending that $50 in record time. Is there any better place to go than Target? Seriously? You walk in and immediately hand over all your money! Spending $50 should be a cinch.

I walked the aisles. Looked at all the cute clothes. Realizing I had no where to wear them because, SAHM. I walked around the store for 2 hours with an EMPTY shopping cart. Two hours. Empty shopping cart. In Target! WHO AM I?

My anxiety was building up. I literally felt like I was going to puke. I called my husband and said, “you won’t believe this. I can’t spend this money!” I’m sure most husbands are wishing their wives would make that phone call and normally mine would too, but he agreed that I should buy myself something “real nice.” (If you don’t get that movie reference, we can’t be friends lol)

So, I did it. I spent the money on a new workout outfit. Sports bra. Tank. Yoga pants. Grand total: $50.03. Mission: completed.

Why am I telling you this story? Because I’m not the only mom who struggles to spend on herself. I’m not the only mom who has some small (or big) holes in those once sexy Victoria Secret underwear. I’m not the only mom who still has some Forever 21 jeans in the closet. (Gasp) I’m actually wearing mine as I write this. I’m not the only mom who wears yoga pants with runners in them because I wore them through 2 pregnancies and dang it, they were expensive.

It’s so important that we remember to take care of ourselves too. You can’t pour from an empty cup. There’s a reason on airplanes they say you should put on your face mask first BEFORE you help anyone else.

This could be as simple as taking a walk, getting up before the kiddos and having a cup of coffee in silence or spending that damn $50 at Target!

If you have momma friends who need to hear this, please share this post! ❤

Now back to that $100! What I told you that you could win $100 just by opening your Valpack envelope? Valpak puts REAL $100 checks inside random envelopes every month to reward folks for opening their Valpak blue envelope to look for savings. It’s that simple. Click here to sign up! And GOOD LUCK!

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Best Products For New Moms

Since I’m a “veteran” mom now (I guess lol), I have the experience of knowing what products I actually needed. With my first pregnancy, I wanted everything which lead to having tons of stuff that I actually did NOT need.