The Gift of Me-Time for Mother's Day

in , , , by Katie Margaret, May 03, 2018
Ever since I became a mom, my life has been dedicated to taking care of my little boy.  I'm always thinking about him and what he might need next.  I have this never-ending list of things I need to do in my head to make sure he is well taken care of and our home is running smoothly.  No matter how hard I try, I still manage to forget something.  From the time I wake up, until the time I go to sleep, my mind is on my family.  

The truth is, I didn't really think about the amount of time I would spend focusing all my energy on another human.  Don't get me wrong, I honestly love taking care of my little guy.  I love being a mom.  I can't imagine what my life would be like without him.  But I do miss the amount of time I used to have to myself.  It makes me understand and appreciate my own mom more.  There was a reason she would hide out in the bathroom away from us kids.  She just wanted a little alone time.

*This post is part of a collaboration with Smile Brilliant.  All opinions are 100% my own.
This year for Mother's Day, I think all of us moms should give ourselves a little bit of me-time.  I did a poll last week on my Instastories and I wasn't surprised by the results.  From what people told me, the majority of us mom don't take the extra time on ourselves that we should.  When I became a mom, I made a promise to myself that I wasn't going to lose myself in motherhood.  I wanted to still do the things that I enjoyed and still put myself together every day because that's important to me.  It makes me feel good to put together a cute outfit, do my hair and wear makeup.  I still fall behind in a few things.  I don't work out the way I would like to, I only get to the salon every 6 months and my nails might have nail polish on them, but they only look good maybe 2 days out of the week.

One thing that I've been trying to do more often is to take care of my smile.  Last summer I did a review on the professional at-home teeth whitening system, Smile Brilliant  (Check out my post HERE!).  I was really pleased with my results and it felt good to set aside a little bit of me-time.  (Check out my results below!)  Since then, I've been trying to keep up on whiting my teeth here and there.  I think it's really important to just take a little bit of extra time on yourself when you can.  Teeth whitening is an easy way that you can do that.  I like to whiten my teeth while my little guy is in the bathtub.  He's entertained with his bath toys and I can still be there if he needs me, but I also pay a little attention to myself.

I'm so excited, because Smile Brilliant wants to share one of their teeth whitening kits with one of my readers. They are giving away a $149 credit to cover the cost of your own professional at home teeth whitening system.  Go HERE to enter!  You can also use my coupon code thriftywifehappylife20 for $20 off!  You don't have to be a mom to enjoy some me-time with some teeth whiting, so make sure you enter!! The winner will be informed by e-mail!

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