This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am a mom. Many of you already know what that entails, but let me share my thoughts with you anyway. The day starts early, often before the sun comes up. I don’t want to wake up but my toddlers arm across my face and her foot in my back aren’t really comfortable anyways. Getting my kids up almost takes a stick of dynamite (only because it is a school day). As they get ready for school they fight endlessly over the stupidest things possible and even after I throw down the gauntlet, they still manage to nag each other in whispers thinking I am not hearing them. Hair, cooking , cleaning, dropping the kids off at school, laundry, grocery shopping, homework, and more all done and it is only 9 am. Time for a nap? Not likely. Toddler is still running around and soon the Kindergartner will be home. Rewind and repeat all day until 8 pm when I can finally wrangle them all to bed. I sit down for 10 minutes to finally catch my breath, relax and watch TV or read a book…and I fall asleep. All of the snuggles and loves, notes, pictures and “mom, I love you” make it worth it. This helps me feel normal.
This circus, which I love, sometimes gets the better of me, but most of the time I find 20 minutes for myself. I sneak into the bathroom and do my hair, put on my makeup (especially my Burt’s Bees Lipstick) and console myself that even if my kids are the only ones to see it, at least I feel better. Because I have so much crazy in my life already, I want to make sure my appearance isn’t reflecting what I feel on the inside most of the time. That is why I love Burt’s Bees. It is 100% natural and I can feel good about what I am putting on my skin everyday as well how I look.
I was at Target shopping last week and saw the new line of Burt’s Bees lipsticks (14 new shades) and BB Creams (in three shades) and I have fell in love with both, so of course I picked some up. I couldn’t wait to get back to my car and try the lipstick. I loved the two colors that I chose (Iced Iris #510 and Lily Lake #530). One of my favorite things about the lipstick, is how lightweight it is. I can wear the satin-finish shades for up to 14 hours and it will hydrate and moisturize my lip for 8 hours. The colors are beautiful and add the perfect finishing touch. While looking great, my lips still look natural and the color isn’t heavy.
The BB Cream is amazing. It offers 9 benefits in 1, allowing me to even my skin tone, moisturize, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly firms, conceals, smooths and even offers SPF15 and more! This is great news for this busy mom because it saves me time and I am able to still look my best. Burt’s Bees is a great company that I have always loved because of their idea that what you put on your body should be made from ingredients that you can spell and pronounce. They help make people’s lives better everyday, naturally. Burt’s Bees Lipstick and BB Cream is Available at Target.
Being a mom isn’t always easy, but my kids and hubby are my life and I want to be my best for them as well as myself. That is inside and out. It has taken a lot of trial and error to learn how to feel normal as a mom. My kids have been great at helping me get some mom time, especially my oldest who will distract the kids for a while. My hubby is always good to help where needed too. Their support is important to me.
I want to share 5 ways to feel “normal” as a mom:
- Get a planner and write down everything you have planned for the week, month year. Planning a head of key so that you are not always feeling like a whirlwind hit you.
- Use your above planner to “schedule” time for yourself. Get a “mani”, go shopping, shower ;). It will make a difference if you take a hour for yourself a few days a week.
- Make a chart and have your family help with the chores and other things that need to be done. All of my kids (even my 4 year old) have a chore to do everyday. It is so nice.
- Get ready everyday. Get dressed, do your hair and put on some makeup. You will be amazed at how different you will feel.
- Get some friends and have some “girl time”. Go on a date with your spouse. These little things help you relax and give you some peace.
I would love hear how you take time to feel “normal” as a mom. Leave a comment below.