6/30/16

11 SUPER EASY 4th of July Snacks And #DIY Party Ideas

Need some 4th of July Inspiration?
Check out a few of my favorite Yummy Snack and #DIY ideas.




Snacks!

Red, White and BLEU sliders!
I love bleu cheese. love it!
Add blue food coloring to mustard to make
Red (ketchup), White (Mayo) and Blue (Mustard) Hotdogs! 



For the kids... Firework Dogs!





TREATS!
so easy!
I bet you could make a bunch and pile them high and still have the flag look.
You could do two types of cheeses,
and even have strawberries as the middle red stripe!
Use the left over watermelon to make adult beverages or popsicles! 
Tip: Freeze a few stars for fun drink chillers
Yes, Pls










#DIY Crafts

This is great to have if you have an annual party. 
This could be tedious, but easy enough




Red, white and Blue Rice tea lights!  Find citronella tea lights too!


The more I stare at this, the more I think I can do it. What do you think? Super easy, or super opportunity for a Pinterest "nailed It" moment?



For more fun ideas, check out my 4th of July Pinterest Board! 

BEVERAGES!!!

Red White And Blue SHOTS!


Red White And Blue SANGRIA!!!




For many, many more super awesome ideas, check out my July 4th Independence Day Pinterest board.

6/22/16

5 Essential Summer Safety Tips That WILL Save Your Child's Life

YAY!  It's finally here... Summer! The warm beautiful weather, outdoor activities and family fun are plentiful this time of year. Unfortunately, so are the opportunities for sunburns, heat rashes, bug bites, water dangers and many more summer activity hazards. Below are five important summer safety tips to help ensure a super spectacular summer!

Why yes, that is Ollie and Professor "The Bloody Cat" playing at the beach!
1. Avoid sunburns like the plague: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, getting one blistering sunburn when you are a kid doubles your chances of developing melanoma. It goes without saying the best way to avoid a sunburn is to avoid the sun, but during the warm summer months that is near impossible, so always apply at least an SPF 15 sunscreen to exposed skin 30 minutes before exposure. Also, whenever possible try to provide shade for your child in the form of umbrellas, loose clothing, long-sleeves, light pants and wide-brimmed hats.

For children under 6 months old, consult your physician before using any sunscreen. For children over 6 months old, but under 2 years old, visit The Environmental Working Group’s website (EWG.org) for an extensive list of safe sunscreens for sensitive skin.  (To read my complete post on the BEST and WORST sunscreens for the little ones Click Here.)

*If sunburn occurs and your child starts to feel ill, consult your pediatrician – seek immediate medical attention if your little one’s temperature reaches 105f.

For squirmy faces I LOVE the Honest Company Sunblock Stick, because it works great on squirmy faces, and the EWG gives it it's top safety rating! 

To get it now, click here.

2. Swim Smart- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 800 children drown every year. That number is scary and beyond heart breaking. For that reason, when around any body of water with young children and poor swimmers, stay within arm's reach.

Here are a few top tips from the Red Cross on pool/water safety-
  • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. 
  • Do not trust a child’s life to another child 
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
    This is what I have Ollie in this Summer--They are called Puddle Jumpers.
  • Establish rules for your family and enforce them without fail. 
  •  Safety covers and pool alarms should be added as additional layers of protection.
  • Teach children to always ask permission to go near water!
  • If you are around water and your child is missing ALWAYS check the water first. Seconds count. 
* Secondary drowning occurs after a child has struggled in the water. It is rare and accounts for only 1-2% of drowning cases, but still be aware that if your child has struggled in the water, and swallowed water as a result, secondary drowning is possible. Look for these warning signs:
  • Trouble Breathing, chest pain, or cough
  • Sudden change in behavior 
  • Extreme Fatigue
The bottom line is that you know your child, after a near drowning incident or long day of swimming,  Be aware of any sudden changes from the norm.


3. Stings and Bites-With lovely warm weather comes evil pesky bugs. Unfortunately, bright colors and floral prints (summer colors!) attract bees and wasps, as do those sweet sticky faces and hands. If you are going to a park or area that you know will have a high concentration of bugs, bees and wasps, stick to clothing with muted light solid colors.

If your child is stung, don't pull out the stinger with fingers or tweezers. Scrape gently with a credit card to push the stinger out in the direction in which it entered. Once the stinger is out, make a paste out of baking soda and water, or a 0.5 percent hydrocortisone cream can provide relief.

As for insect repellents… DEET can be toxic! Repellents with 10 to 30 percent concentrations of DEET can be used on exposed skin, clothing and shoes but do not apply it too little faces or hands. If you want to avoid DEET, the (CDC) recommends repellents that are made up with picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus, both are non-toxic and work just as well as formulas with low levels of DEET.

*The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the CDC recommend that for children older than 2 months of age use 10% to 30% DEET. DEET should never be used on children younger than 2 months of age.

*Combination sunscreen/insect repellent products should be avoided because sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours, but the insect repellent should not be reapplied.

We LOVE and use the Honest Company All Natural Bug Spray and their sunblock stick for squirmy little faces...




To buy it now, click here! 

4. Over Heating/dehydration/and heat rashes- The key to avoiding overheating is to stay hydrated. Always have cool drinks, preferably water or sports drinks readily available to your children. Never wait for your child to tell you he is thirsty. According to the AAP, your child is already dehydrated when he asks for something to drink, so offer lots of fluids both before going outside, and once your child is outside playing.   

* Hot, humid weather can lead to blocked sweat glands that lead to nasty rashes in the folds of your child’s skin. If this occurs, place your child in a cool, soapless bath.  Dry him completely then apply cornstarch powder to the rash, and avoid unnecessary clothing.  The rash should clear up in two to three days.

5. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNATTENDED IN THE CAR FOR A MINUTE! Next time you are alone in your car, turn it off and count to 60 - Not very comfortable is it?  Within one minute your car can increase by ten degrees Fahrenheit!  TEN! Under no circumstance should your child be left in a car. 

*Even the very best parents and caregivers have been known to forget about a sleeping child in the backseat. A good rule of thumb is to keep a small stuffed animal in the car and every time you get in place the small stuffed animal in your lap to remind you that your child is in the car. Or place your purse/laptop bag in the backseat with your child, so you have to get in the backseat before leaving your car. (Thanks for the tip, Mel!) This is especially useful in the mornings.  This may save your child’s life.  

If you have any experiences or tips that you would like to share...please leave a comment below.  Have a happy and safe summer!

And last, a bonus, and something near to my heart, proper eye care during the summer season, and all year long... you don't want crows feet right?  The follow infographic will blow your mind!




*Sources

6/20/16

20 Defining MOMents of Motherhood. A.k.a. You Know You're a Mom When...

    Hearing your newborn baby's first cry is no doubt one of the most amazing and profound moments in a woman's life. But what about all of the other unforgettable MOMents of motherhood?  
    Like that MOMent when...
  1. You get your baby home from the hospital and realize, you have no clue what you are doing.
  2. It's clear that breastfeeding is anything but, "Plug and Chug"
  3. You realize you can survive off zero sleep for six months straight.
  4. You're standing in the store and realize everyone is staring at you because have spit up all over you. As usual, you didn't bother looking in the mirror before leaving the house.
  5. You find yourself in the shower at 4am because you have just been pooped, puked and peed on simultaneously during a "routine" diaper change.
  6. Thanks to your lack of sleep and inability to get out in the sun, your dark circles and pasty skin have caused you to be mistaken for the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse.
  7. You try to summon the devil in the wee hours of morning in an attempt to trade your soul to get ONE more hour of sleep.  
  8. You can smell a loaded diaper from across the playground, and have no doubt it belongs to your child. It's true... you can smell your own.
  9. You realize just how important the 'free cookie' at the grocery store is. 
  10. You learn just how dangerous a quiet toddler is. 
  11. Your make-up has been used to color on the wall and carpet. 
  12. It's undeniable that there's a hidden sensor in your couch that alerts your spouse and child you have sat down.
  13. You don't even bother closing the door when you go into the bathroom anymore. 
  14. Your child said "Shit", because so did you.
  15. Your phone is in the toilet, because all you wanted was three minutes of peace and quiet when you handed it over..
  16. You are certain you a better chance of winning the lottery, than cleaning the house with a toddler around.
  17. You stop caring what other people think, and raise your child like a BOSS!
  18. You think you are going to lose your sanity if your child does not stop throwing food, screaming for no reason, unloading every drawer in the house, trowing everything in his path, climbing on the coffee table and refusing to take a nap... ALL BEFORE NOON... but some how don't... DEFINING!
  19.  Motherhood has turned you into one badass warrior woman... 
  20. That MOMent you realize being a mother is the best thing that's ever happened to you.

That's my boy! 



What are your favorite MOMents?


6/17/16

Super-Healthy Homemade Popsicles For Picky Eaters

Last summer, when my toddler, then three, was eating so many popsicles his poop turned bright green, I quickly realized I needed to take control of the situation. Not to mention, the sugar overload from the store bought popsicles were making him a crazy person. I grabbed the box of popsicles and read the ingredients. Not one ingredient included fruit of any kind. The again, what did I expect, I was buying what was on sale.  Sometimes, like two-bucks a box!

Hello, RED FLAG!

After reading the ingredients and finding there was NOTHING healthy in the cheap-o popsicles, I went to the store to find "healthy" popsicles.

It turns out, they don't exist. Every single brand of popsicle started with sugar. Most, had at least one or two fillers/preservatives that I had no interest pumping into my kid. 

Knowing that cutting out popsicles was going to be impossible, I turned to the Internet and Googled, "Homemade Popsicles." I was blown away by how many recipes for healthy homemade popsicles were available. From two ingredient popsicles, to boozy "pop-tails", to chocolate covered goodness.

It took less than five minutes to realize, not only was I going to start making my own popsicles, I was going to save a ton of money!


For those of you just entering into the world of homemade popsicles, do I have good news for you, most allt kid-friendly popsicles are made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen! If you have yogurt, fresh or frozen fruit and juice you have AWESOME popsicles waiting to be made.

Probably one of my favorite things about making my own popsicles is being able to clean out my refrigerator. I open my produce drawer and start grabbing the things that need to be used; spinach, kale, apples, oranges, strawberries, bananas... 

Now that you have the ingredients, next is the molds. So where to get them? Paper cups and popsicles sicks work well...




However, if you want real molds, good news, you can find them anywhere! Your local grocery, drugstore, kid's store or boutique, and kitchen stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and William-Sonoma.  I got one of our molds on super clearance from Pottery Barn Kids.

They come in every shape and size too!



Pretty much, the next store you walk into, look for popsicle molds. And if you don't find them, opt for small Dixie cups and craft popsicle sticks.

I will say, moms swear by the silicone popsicle tubes. In fact, I've heard so many great things about them being mess free, I just ordered a pack of 6 from Amazon, since I couldn't find them in any of m y local shops.


You can buy the one's shown above here: Silicone Popsicle Molds - Set of 6 Reusable Molds with Attached Lids - 50 Recipes E book



OK, now that the molds are covered, it's time to move on to the super-duper easy part, making the popsicles!

It's a four step process; Blend. Pour. Freeze. Eat

Seriously, it's SO easy! Throw the ingredients into the blender, and blend until smooth. Then pour into popsicle molds and freeze. No Blender? Mash and mix the crap out of what every your using. Pour mixture into molds, freeze and eat! It's REALLY that simple.
VoilàYou're a popsicle pro.



My personal favorite go-to popsicle flavors, using ingredients (always) in my kitchen are:


  • Frozen tropical fruit and coconut water-I ALWAYS have both, so it's my go-to
  • Strawberry and Cantaloupe- so easy and so good.
  • Orange juice and yogurt; Think Dreamsicle.  SO YUM!
  • Coconut cream or coconut water and mango is mind blowing good.
  • Peanut butter, bananas and yogurt-Ollie Fave
  • Sweet tea and peaches-My fave!
  • Speaking of tea- a boozy favorite is Long Island Ice Tea pop-tails
  • Bananas and Nutella-So wrong, it's so right 
  • Root Beer and low-fat vanilla ice cream--Root Beer Float goodness!
  • Snickers and ice-cream make an awesome summer backyard party dessert! (make heaps with Dixie cups)
Tip: To make those fancy layers, pour one or two layers in at a time then freeze. Repeat. 


To see step-by-step recipes for each of my favorites and recipes, and for quite a few more, including boozy Pop-tails; Check out my Homemade Popsicle Heaven Pinterest Board, Here!

What's your favorite homemade popsicle?

6/14/16

The 2016 TOP RATED Best and Worst Sunscreens For Children


When it comes to protecting our Little's delicate skin, providing the safest "broad spectrum" sunscreen is essential. What you may not know,is some of the top makers of sunscreen are the absolute worst, and that most of the safest sunscreen are inexpensive, you just have to know what you are looking for! Below is a list of the Environmental working group's Best and Worst sunscreens for children in 2016, and what to avoid and look for.


A few things to know before buying ANY sunscreen.


  • Spray sunscreens can be inhaled, and they don’t cover skin completely. NOTE: The FDA has expressed doubts about their safety and effectiveness but hasn’t banned them. 
  • SPF values above 50+ try to trick you into believing they’ll prevent sun damage. Don’t trust them. SPF protection tops out at 30 to 50.
  • Oxybenzone can disrupt the hormone system.
  • Retinyl palmitate may trigger damage, possibly cancer.
THE 2016 BEST Sunscreen For Children:

Twenty-Two made the list!
Adorable Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+
All Good Kid’s Sunscreen, SPF 33
All Terrain KidSport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
ATTITUDE Little Ones 100% Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
babyhampton beach*bum sunscreen, SPF 30
Badger Kids Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30
Bare Belly Organics Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30
Belly Buttons & Babies Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Baby, SPF 30+
BurnOut Kids Physical Sunscreen, SPF 35
California Baby Super Sensitive Sunscreen, SPF 30+
COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer, SPF 50
Goddess Garden Kids Sport Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Hampton Sun Sunscreen Lotion For Baby, SPF 45
Jersey Kids Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Kiss My Face Organics Kids Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30
Nurture My Body Baby Organic Sunscreen, SPF 32
Substance Baby Natural Sun Care Creme, SPF 30
Sunology Natural Sunscreen, Kids, SPF 50
Sunumbra Sunkids Natural Sunscreen, SPF 40
Thinksport for Kids Sunscreen, SPF 50+
TruKid Sunny Days Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30
THE 2016 WORST Sunscreens For Children in 2016

These 13 kids’ and baby sunscreens have at least three strikes against them: oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and SPFs above 50+. Four have an additional strike: they’re aerosol sprays that can expose sensitive young lungs to potentially hazardous chemicals. Convenient? Yes. Good for kids? Absolutely not.

2016 products

TIP: When using a sunscreen for the first time on your child, apply in a small area and monitor for allergic reaction, before slathering it on. Little ones can easily get a chemical burn from the stronger, unsafe, lotions.

**Disclaimer from the Environmental Working Group: Sunscreen manufacturers frequently reformulate their ingredients and packaging. EWG’s 2016 sunscreen database gathers information from sunscreen companies directly and by reviewing products sold by major retailers. When purchasing a sunscreen you should check the ingredients to make sure it matches the product listed in the database.

THIS Is Very Best Balance Bike For Toddlers. Hands-down.


I rarely review the same product twice. But there are cases, where I love the product so much, that when any type of update or supercharge happens, I will certainly consider a redo. And today, that's happening.Even though I did receive the following Tootscoot II children's Balance Bike free, ALL opinions expressed are my own. I love this balance bike. I loved the first one! Tootscoots are a step above the other available balance bikes, for many reasons. All of which, I will illustrate below.




Why I love the Tootscoot II Balance Bike:

1. HUGE for learning to balance and boosting motor skills. The book is incredibly sturdy, using well made quality materials. The little seat is even nicely padded! It takes less than five minutes to assemble, and even less time for a child to learn to ride it!



2. FAT TIRES!!! I would say this is one of my favorite features about Tootscoot balance bikes. The fat, plastic, tires are epic because not only do they NOT require an air pump, or pop, the fat tires are easy to balance on and go slow. Very, very slow when compared to other balance bikes with rubber bike tires. My brother bought an imitation Toootscoot at a garage sale that had skinny rubber mini bike tires.  He ended up taking it away from his son the same day because the bike would go way too fast. Lucky for him, Ollie was riding his bike at this point, so I let him borrow it.

3. Fully Adjustable for little early walkers up to five year olds!




 


4. Ergonomic and comfortable. One of the latest upgrades to the Tootscoot Line is the elevated footrests for easier riding and standing stationary.



I love it. I truly love this balance bike. And I have no doubt it's the reason my son was able to hop on a regular kids bike with training wheels before his third birthday!  

If you're considering a balance bike, I highly highly highly recommend looking into TootScoot Balance bikes. And if nothing else, take into serious consideration the difference between the hard plastic fat speed controlled wheels and the skinny rubber fast wheels....

To buy the Tootscoot II Balance Bike Online or to find one in a store near you, click here.









6/13/16

Are You Sure I Will Miss This?

I was going through old posts and came across one that listed all of the ridiculous things my two year old was up to. Throughout the post I joked about how people kept saying, One day you will miss this stage.  In no way did I believe them.

Well, I'll be dammed. I do miss some of the stuff from the toddler stage. Below is the original post, "10 Things My Toddler Is Doing That Will Make Your's Look Like An Angel" with my current thoughts in red...




1. MINE! MINE! MINE! Everything is "MINE!" I could pick up a cat turd out of the litter box and he would declare it, "Mine, Mommy, Mine!" Ok, so he's a little smarter about the turds being his, however, he does have a few entitlement issues I'm still trying to iron out. Like, candy for breakfast.

Two years ago when I first read this, I thought it was super funny.
Now, I totally get it how true it is...

2. NO! EVERYTHING is NO! I've decided he answers, NO!, to everything just so he can feel like he has some sort of control, because sometimes it makes no sense. He now has many, many, many more ways to say, No. Most all, more annoying and aggravating.

Me:  Ollie, do you want an Ice Cream Cone?
Ollie: NO!
Me: OK...
Ollie: MINE! Mine Ice Cream Cone, Mommy.
Me: No.

3. Clingier than a school girl with a crush! "Mommy, hold you!" I hear it all day, and at a stout 35 pounds, hold you mommy not only gets old, it gets heavy! I do miss this. He will only be held in the morning or before bed. In between, he is waaaaaaaaay to busy for hugs. 

4. Escape artist. He's learned how to turn locks and open doors. We officially have to lock the front and back doors from inside with a key. The poor kid, already trying to run from us at 2. Sorry, kid, 16 more years to go... turn your little Jeep around.

Nope, nothing has changed here. He still wants new parents most of the time. 

5. The second I get on the phone, ALL HELL BREAKS LOSE! I swear, the minute I get on the phone he gets gitty with excitement for the possibilities.  I can see the little hamster wheel turning in his head... He can't decide if he should draw on the walls, throw his toys down the stairs or chase the cat... or try to do all three at once.Ugh. Still. I will NEVER miss this shit. Never. So freaking annoying!

6. If it can be launched, it will be launched. My kid is going to be the next Peyton Manning for sure. He throws EVERYTHING!  It's actually a real issue. Nothing is safe-- toys, chairs, remote controls, food, anything and everything. Thankfully, it only took two years a few hundred time-outs to correct this. Still happens sometimes. Still don't miss it. 

7. Working the lip like a pro. It's the craziest thing, over the last week, Ollie has figured out how to pout. (I'll get a photo and post it to Instagram.) It's super cute, but the problem is that he clearly knows that. If he wants something he curls that cute little lip out and pouts. Being the spineless pushover that I am... it works like a charm. Now, there's fake crying. It doesn't work. It's crap. I walk away. 

8. Stubborn as a mule. If the kid is not interested, he will plant his feet, curl his lip and declare that my idea or what ever I want is dumbassery, and that he has no intention of entertaining it.  Think: bedtime, nap time, clean-up time, or any other time that infringes on his time. I have to pick him up, all 35 pounds of concrete pile-on, and move him kicking and screaming. This has been corrected with threats of toy or tech time removal. Still, battles happen regularly. I just win much, much easier. 

9. The boy who cried, "Poo-Poos, Mommy." Since we are still actively working on potty training, Ollie knows if he even hints that he has to go, we stop what we are doing and take care of business.  So now when he is not interested in something--i.e. Bedtime-- he insist that he has to poo poo.  It sucks because I have to honor that request. Yes, I am fully aware that 95% of the time I'm just a pawn in his poo-poo game. Now he uses being hungry or thirsty to stall. While I know I am still a pawn in his game, I'm a little smarter, and try to sat a move ahead.

10. Toddler Picasso. The kid is going to be an artist. Working in the medium of "Anything will do." Especially mommy's lipstick and eye liner.  #FAIL

While I miss those cute chubby cheeks, and minimal vocabulary to talk back, I'm so glad my make-up is safe, and we are clearly moving in the right direction from toddler to big boy!

Caped SuperHealos Are Taking Over Children's Hospitals

I have a girlfriend who's daughter has been battling a rare blood disorder since birth. They have spent countless hours in the hospital. Countless. She jokes about being closer to the hospital staff than her immediate family and should have her own reserved spot at the hospital from the amount of money they've spent.

My heart aches for her, and her family. I wish I could do something. Anything to lessen their pain. So when the makers of SuperHealos, a product that helps hospitalized children become SuperHealos Superheros and have a little fun during their stay, asked me to review their product, I was more than happy to check it out.






Superhealos  Get Well Adventure Kit Includes:
SuperHealo Cape (Available in Blue or Pink)
SuperHealos Book Hospital Adventures: Monkey Madness
SuperHealo's Coloring book with SuperHealos Characters (Markers included)

SuperHealos Book, Hospital Adventures: Monkey Madness, written by Kathryn Jones is so well written and thought out. The book consist of 6 exciting adventures that all take place in the hospital. Featuring three SuperHealos, Superheros of Health, characters; Dash, Lily and the wise and ever helpful owl, Scooter.


While on their adventures, the Superhealos encounter familiar machines and illnesses found in a hospital. The fun names and child-friendly explanations of each machine or illness, helps children better understand what's going on around them. It also makes it easy for parents to explain, what can be, a very scary and confusing situation.





As much as SuperHealos is made for children who experience chronic illness and extended hospital stays, the SuperHealos kit was an awesome way for me to introduce chronic illness and the different medical instruments found both at the Pediatrician's office and the hospital.

The coloring book, with markers, is great too! Perfect for a waiting room.



Bottom Line: Love it.


SuperHealos is a simple, fun kit for both kids and parents. It's also a great way to burn a few hours in the hospital. I recommend this for ALL parents looking for a fun way to introduce the hospital and things found within. This is especially great for children with loved ones who experience long hospital stays. To learn more about SuperHealos and buy a it now, visit the SuperHealos Website, Here.

5 Ways To Relax And Have 'Me' Time


Being a parent is a full time job and one that never seems to stop. As much as you love your little bundle(s) of joy, it can seem like a lifetime ago that you actually got time for yourself.


If you’ve been neglecting yourself then there are plenty of ways you can get back a little ‘you time’, once the children have gone to bed. Here are five great go-tos to have a fun relaxing night.

1. Reconnect with your partner
If you’re married or you have a partner, you’ll know that once you have children there is very little time for romance. The key is to make the most of the time you do have alone. One night a week after the children have gone to bed, dedicate a few hours for just you and your partner. No phones, no internet – just quality time together. Babble has some excellent ideas on what you can do together including cuddling up and watching your favorite TV shows, dancing or simply reliving your treasured memories together.
2. Unwind with a good book
Sometimes there is nothing better than escaping into an entirely different world. Immerse yourself in a good book. Not only will this help to take your mind off your everyday worries, but it is also one of the best ways to relax. Watching TV and surfing the internet can be entertaining, but if you do it before bed you could find you aren’t having the best night’s sleep.
3. Indulge in a favorite treat
When was the last time you treated yourself to something you want? Life tends to become all about the children and what they want and need. Spend your alone time treating yourself to the things you want. Whether that’s a tub of your favorite ice cream or ordering a takeaway or a non-food indulgence, it’s time to spoil yourself.
4. Bring a little excitement into your life
If your life is lacking excitement, there are ways you can add a little fun to your ‘me’ time. There are plenty of fun things to do Online!, meeting and chatting to new people and taking part in online competitions are all great ways to bring back a little excitement into your life. Guys, I know you love online Football Betting!
5. Enjoy a nice glass of wine
What better way to unwind after a long day than with a glass or two of bubbly? Of course, this can become a bit of a hard habit to break if you do it every day. In fact, there are a lot of busy moms who worry their wind down drink is turning them into alcoholics. As reported by the Daily Mail, drinking once the kids have gone to bed can turn into a bit of a lifeline. As long as you don’t overdo it, the odd glass once or twice a week really won’t hurt.
These are just 5 ways you can choose to spend your much needed, quality ‘you’ time. Every parent needs chance to wind down and have quality time by themselves. It is what keeps you sane and ready to take on the never ending job of parenthood.    

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