Mamma Musings

Minding Mum – What is me “me time” to you Part 1

In a hectic world of kids, full time job and blogging, sometimes it can be hard to come off that conveyor belt and take some time for me.  I suffered with blood pressure on both of the boys and while I should have known how important that breather, that five minutes to yourself was, I didn’t and for want of a better explanation I let myself go. The weight piled on, my skin looked awful same goes for my hair, so began a vicious circle where I didn’t want to leave the house. Some gentle intervention from my family and I can happily say im in much better place.

What I realised was that self care was important  and that’s even on bad days and self care can mean many different things to different people. I reached out to some of my fellow bloggers for their thoughts on this also.  Such was the reaction to this post that I have split it into two and in this one I focus on beauty.  Ill go first! For me it started with caring for my skin and taking those 10  minutes a day to do just that. I suffered from bad skin in my teens which rectified itself as I hit my twenties, now in the tail end  of my thirties I was back to square on. Some top tips:

  • A good base is crucial, products like  Facial Enhancer are great for deep cleansing and improving texture.
  • Find the moisturiser that works for you, that’s not saying it has to be mega expensive. These days I am loving Ziaja skincare products they are reasonably priced and readily available.
  • As above find an everyday make up brand. I used to begrudge wearing my beloved high end foundation for the school run! Instead I found a good alternative which has turned out to be Elf Cosmetics   incredibly reasonable in price and last the distance too.

So what does “Me Time” mean to others – The Beauty Ed



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  • Reply Becky @lakessinglemum December 10, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    My beauty routine is non existent! I occasionally remember to moisturise but just clean with water… at 47 my neck and hands could do with a bit more loving though…

  • Reply Maya December 10, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Self care is definitely so important. It’s sometimes hard to find time amongst everything but even putting aside just a few minutes a day to take a breather or give yourself a little pamper can really help.

    Maya x

  • Reply Samantha Donnelly December 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Me time to me is different everytime, just sitting and having a coffee will do me for me time sometimes x

  • Reply Yeah Lifestyle December 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    When we have kids, as mums we tend to forget about me time. I love enjoying quite time alone with myself whenever I can

  • Reply Kate Holmes December 12, 2017 at 1:20 am

    It pleases me to see more and more mums are recognising the need for self-care both for mental wellbeing and that sense of self-esteem we all need to be at our best as defined by us as the individuals we are.

  • Reply Michałowski Tomasz November 3, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Things used to be like that, unfortunately different elements made sure they wouldnt stay that way. Congrats on the article 😉

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