Productive Things to Do for Stay At Home Moms

Being a stay at home mom, contrary to what other people might think, is also a lot of work. We wake up early, cook breakfast, make the kids ready for school, then we’re left with a pile of mess to clean up, and an almost never-ending list of chores. But knowing moms to be really good at multitasking, there are times when we have already finished the massive list of chores to do and yet, we still want to do something productive. We dread the thought of sitting down, doing nothing and being unproductive. We moms always make the most out of our time, and when we’re left with nothing else to do, we still look for ways to feel productive at the end of the day.

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Fortunately, there are numerous things you can still do in the comforts of your own house that are definitely worth your time!

Re-Organize the House

Yes, you make sure that house is always spotlessly clean, but you can take it to the next level by organizing everything and making a system of ensuring it stays organized for a longer period of time. You can follow the famous phrase that says, “A place for everything, everything in its place” or the famous “5S” methodology (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Systematize, Sustain). Whichever trick you wish to use, it is important to know that smart organization is an effective tool in sustaining orderliness in the house and even can make a space appear bigger, giving more room for you and your kids to move around the house.

Do Some Redecorating

You may think redecorating is unnecessary, expensive and needs talent, but you’ll be surprised that it’s not. Everyone wants to live in a house that creates a positive response from those who live there and for anyone who would happen to visit. Redecorating helps out a lot because it can affect the overall ambiance in your house, giving you and your family a surprisingly refreshing feeling. It also doesn’t have to be expensive at all, all you need are the right tricks to transform your home even if you’re not an interior design pro. It doesn’t have to be one big major project as well, you can start by incorporating some of the latest trends in your home.

Create a meal plan for the week

Have you ever had those moments when you have a dinner menu in mind, and then suddenly you realize you lack one important ingredient? Did you ever find yourself throwing expired goods and stale veggies? Or worse, did you ever find yourself staring at your fridge at 5 pm wondering what to make for dinner? Well, fellow moms, if you ever felt the stress about running errands for one missing ingredient, the guilt for throwing excess food, or torn on what to cook for dinner every single day, then creating a meal plan is the answer! Creating a meal plan can save you a lot of time and energy, knowing what is on the menu makes prepping ahead a lot easier. Plus it doesn’t take that long to master creating it especially if you’re already familiar with your family favorites.

Try a new recipe

Impress your family by cooking out a new recipe, or baking some pastry. Research on some exciting recipes or watch tutorials on the internet. Or maybe it’s time to dig into that old cooking book you had and actually start trying the recipes out. Cooking something special for your family and watching them feel satisfied and be happy with it gives us a feeling of fulfillment at the end of the day.

Exercise

Being a mom also means we have to stay physically strong and healthy for our family. That’s why inserting exercise time in your busy schedule is so important. Exercise can also be a way to reduce stress from simply being a mother, improve the quality of your sleep, boost your energy, and makes you a role model to your kids. You don’t have to hit the gym and pay for an expensive membership. You can try Yoga or Zumba at home by simply watching free videos on the internet.

Being a mom is always a challenge, but being a mom is also a very fulfilling career. Every hour is spent on productive things for our family and our home. So at the end of the day, it’s always nice to have that feeling that we have accomplished so much from the time given to us.

Simple tips to keep your skin healthy

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Most women want a healthy glowing complexion. However, many women feel that they can only achieve these results with expensive spa applications, procedures, and creams. Fortunately, none of this is true. You can greatly improve your complexion by doing a few simple things on a daily and weekly basis.

Cleansing
A clean face is a happy face. We’ve won half the battle if we can adequately clean our faces. However, there are certain specific enemies when it comes to keeping your face clean and healthy. The practice of going to bed with your makeup on can really wreak havoc on your complexion, especially over time. Make it a habit to wash your face in the morning and before bed. You rid your face of all the dirt and oils from the day and you keep your pores free and clear. This is a simple step that you can do yourself without the help of mql machining.

Exfoliation
We don’t have the complexion we had as a baby. Our cell turnover slows down quite a bit as we age. This means that we must manually get rid of our dead skin cells because our cell turnover has become sluggish over time. Generally, exfoliation is something that we can do once a week with good results. Exfoliation will reveal fresh new skin that is often brighter and smoother than it was before.Without this essential step, our complexions can become dull and lackluster over time.

Moisture & Protection
Everyone’s complexion needs moisture. This is even true for oily skin. It’s simply a matter of selecting a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. We also need protection from the sun’s powerful rays. Photoaging is a real problem and can result in us appearing older than we are, as well as possible skin cancer. Be sure to moisturize and protect. If you can find a sunscreen and a moisturizer in one product, invest in it. You will certainly need it.

A beautiful complexion is within your reach. You can control how your skin looks by what you do. Take care of it. Keep it clean, moisturized, and protected. You will begin to see positive changes in no time. Exfoliation is a powerful step that you’ll want to complete at least once a week. It will help you shed dead skin cells and reveal a fresh and healthy complexion.

Rewarding the Extra-Special Stay at Home Mom in Your Life This Holiday Season

Being a stay at home mom is not easy. If the kids are babies they deal with diapers, crying, feeding, errands, etc. As the kids get older they’re usually responsible for transporting everybody from place to place as well as maintaining the household on a daily basis. Not even after their kids leave home does their job end. Many career mothers will be nurturing for life. So this holiday season say thanks to anyone in your life who is an extra hard working stay at home mom. Here are some great ideas to show them how much they truly mean to you.

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Schedule a Spa Day

There are few things in the world that can compare to a complete spa day package. Depending on your budget, you can treat them to a full day unlimited treatment deal, or look for something that charges per hour and pay for a couple hours. Look for local spas online to find what works best for you. When you pay for it, don’t forget to include gratuities so that she has nothing to worry about when she goes on HER day!

Treat Her to a Romantic Night Out

If she is a stay at home mom, she would appreciate the gesture of a night out every now and then. What better time than the romantic holiday season? Get dressed up, pay for her makeup and hair, make reservations somewhere fancy or possibly go to a restaurant you haven’t been to in a while. Whatever you come up with, she’s sure to like it if you make the night all about her!

Let Her Get Away

Talk to some of her girlfriends secretly and see if they can plan a weekend for them all to get away. It will be nice for her to get some time with her friends and away from the family. Sometimes all moms want is a little space so help make it happen. It may take some secrecy and planning, but you can pull it off if you really really try!