Mom’s across the world, let’s all take a collective deep breath
Ahh. There we go.
Veteran moms know that September brings structure (thank you school) and this means that the potential for an ounce of me-time is in the cards. My day to day life is still crazy with 4 kids under 8 and every day I tell myself, “Self, go to bed earlier and wake up BEFORE your kids get up”. I am convinced this is the secret to moms who have it all together. But apparently I am not a good listener. I go to bed too late and my kids wake up too early. I spend most mornings playing catch up… “Kids! Please, just let me brush my teeth and then I will find your sock, change your diaper, wipe the chocolate off your face, which by the way WHY do you have chocolate on your face (??) and for the love of PB&J, I promise that I will remember NOT to put an ice pack next to your sandwich. Frozen jelly is a no-go. Duly noted.”
Somehow we make it out the door on time (items in lunch boxes are appropriately placed). And as soon as I have a moment to come up for air, here are a few little things I do to bring a little more sanity into my life.
If I have 5 Minutes…..
- Try not to spill coffee on myself and watch a segment of the Today’s Show while cleaning up breakfast (I know this doesn’t seem like me-time, but there is something about coming back to a quiet house and not listening to cartoon voices that is oh so soothing)
If I have 15 Minutes….
- Do a face mask while potentially folding laundry.
If I have 30 Minutes….
- Go for a run – the most efficient and therapeutic workout I know…
If I have 60 minutes….
- consider the glass of cabernet poured, and Odd Mom Out on the tube. It’s all about balance.
High Waist Printed Leggings (TTS – wearing XS)
Sports Bra (lined!!)
Some of Our Favorite Fall Workout Outfits
The formula is simple: Printed Leggings + Tank + Throw on Piece so you can be off to your next activity #noshowerrequired
Work Out Tops:
Top it Off:
P.S. For those of you who are pretty impressed with my fancy arm balance yoga pose, thank you. Take a moment to be impressed (and then note that I fell on my face a split second later). I credit this one to the fast shutter speed of my very talented photographer Alison.