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I am a lifelong book lover. I love to read! I am always on the lookout for new reads. I especially enjoy seeking out DIY books, cook books and books about beauty and health. RobertRose Books has brand NEW Fall releases, which I have listed below, as well as a few of my favorites from this past summer.
THE COMPLETE INDIAN INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK 130 Traditional and Modern Recipes Gone are the days when preparing Indian food just seemed too intimidating or for weekends only. Cooking Indian food has never been this approachable, fast or easy!Gorgeous photography with delectable and accessible recipes. Chandra Ram, Chicago
BEST OF BRIDGE WEEKDAY SUPPERS: All-New Easy Everyday Recipes The Best of Bridge ladies (established in 1975 with a group of 8 female friends) are back with another bestseller and 175 simple recipes with gourmet results for every night of the week. Best of Bridge
5-INGREDIENT INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK: 150 Easy, Quick & Delicious Recipes Dinner is about to get even easier now that you can cook mouthwatering meals in your Instant Pot® with five ingredients or less. Marilyn Haugen, Wisconsin
THE CHEESECAKE BIBLE, SECOND EDITION: 300 Sweet & Savory Recipes for Cakes and More This is the ideal guide for beginners and seasoned bakers alike, ensuring that they make the very best cheesecakes. George Geary, California
THE FONDUE BIBLE, SECOND EDITION: The 200 Best Recipes This updated edition offers 10 new recipes in an entire section devoted to throwing fondue parties. Ilana Simon, Winnipeg
CROHN’S & COLITIS, THIRD EDITION: Understanding & Managing IBD A valuable tool for improving quality of life for anyone diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr A Hillary Stein, Toronto
From Spring / Summer 2018:
AROMATHERAPY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS: For Everyday Health & Wellness Aromatherapy and essential oils are more popular than ever. Diffusing essential oils can improve your health and well-being. Karin Parramore, Oregon
150 BEST WAFFLE MAKER RECIPES: From Sweet to Savory Now home cooks can enjoy scrumptious restaurant-quality sweet and savory waffles. Marilyn Haugen, Wisconsin + Jennifer MacKenzie, Ontario
USING THE GAPS DIET: 175 Recipes for Gaining Control of Your Gut Flora A comprehensive introduction and 175 tasty recipes to help you gain control of your health and intestinal flora. Signe Gad, Copenhagen
RobertRose also has a number of skincare & beauty books , natural health & aging/brain exercise titles, sports & wellness books , BBQ + cook books, baking books and parenting books. They even have books focusing on autism , ayurvedic , recipes for camping and hiking , and everything in between! Happy book hunting!
To order any of the above titles, or to check out the amazing and vast collection of titles from RobertRose Books, simply visit: www.robertrose.ca
The holidays are around the corner! One of the things I love the most about the holidays is the delicious treats. I don't bake much, except for making fudge (the only thing I can actually make that turns out perfectly.) I always find myself craving brittle, and just praying somebody will make me some! (I cannot ever get that recipe to turn out!)
If nobody makes me homemade brittle this holiday season, it doesn't matter, because I have discovered the most delicious brittle I have ever tasted! It is called Softer than Brittle.
Softer Than Brittle is a unique, soft and flaky gourmet nut brittle hand-crafted from a 60-year-old family recipe. This “better-for-you-brittle” contains no preservatives, cholesterol, dairy, or hydrogenated oil and is even vegan. Not only is Softer Than Brittle an incredibly delicious and flakey nut brittle, it also features a clean label with just 6 or 7 basic ingredients. It is available in 4 varieties: Peanut, Cashew, Pecan and Almond.
I received samples of each flavor to review. I promptly opened the almond and the cashew. I was taken away from the first bite of buttery, sweet, rich flavor that was accented by the delicious nuts. I was utterly in love with the heavenly taste and soft texture of each bite.
I never like to hog a treat as delectable as Soften than Brittle for myself, and so I gave one to my sweet mother (she loves pecans) and sent the peanut flavor to my daughter, Myelie, who lives in Utah. Both of these precious ladies agreed that this was the best brittle that they have ever tasted in their entire lives! My mother, as well as my daughter admitted to eating the entire bag on their own without sharing, just like I did with my two bags. Well, technically, I did share with those two, but I did not share the bags of Softer than Brittle that I was eating at home.
Softer Than Brittle would be a great addition to a snack mix or as a topping for brownies. There are many ways you can use Softer Than Brittle in your baking, such as breaking them into pieces and adding them to your favorite cookie recipe! I prefer to just eat them as they are, right out of the bag!
I also plan to purchase a few bags as gifts and for stocking stuffers this year. I can imagine they would be very well received as gifts for my son to bring to his teachers, too!
Enter to win: One winner will receive four packages of Softer than Brittle gourmet snacks; one of each flavor: Peanut, Cashew, Pecan and Almond. (Retail value: $22)
How? It's easy! Just enter for your chance to win by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
To learn more, or to find out where you can purchase Softer than Brittle, go to: http://www.softerthanbrittle.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Since becoming a mom, I’m constantly busy and I’m constantly looking for ways to make life easier. Since becoming a stay at home dad - my husband faces the same challenge. I’ve always been a big fan of baby-wearing. I absolutely love that closeness and comfort it brings to both baby and mama.
I didn’t start my baby-wearing journey until my babe was a little bit older but I so wish I would’ve had a sling when my girl was just a new baby. I love the ease of Sakura Bloom ring slings, the high quality, and the convenience of being able to put her sling in her diaper bag for on-the-go moments and not having to push a stroller everywhere (especially in crowds). I feel less anxious having my little girl close and she feels the same.
My hubby is a do- it-all kind of guy. He can play guitar, cook dinner and rock our baby to sleep. We are so fortunate to be able to have him stay at home while our baby is young! However, we quickly realized that all this extra ‘time’ he had at home really wasn’t extra at all!
Taking care of the home can be a lot of work especially with an adorable (but needy baby). My husband was looking for a way to be able to give her the attention she needs while also getting some chores done. Sakura Bloom ring sling is the best of both worlds.
When I first suggested baby-wearing to my husband he was a little hesitant, it’s not totally advertised in the dad community like it should be!! But the truth of the matter is, for all you dads out there, one of the sexiest things you can do as a new dad is care for your new baby and baby-wearing is at the absolute top of that list! He was more inclined when I showed him Sakura Bloom’s quality products in ‘dad friendly’ neutral colors to start and went with a ‘Black Currant Chambray’ (although they have a huge, gorgeous variety)!
The fabric is to die for, it perfectly molds to baby every time it’s worn and can be used from 8-35 lbs! My husband was surprised at how easy it was to put baby in a sling and loved how happy she was just hanging out with him in it. I also loved this companies amazing customer service, if you ever have any trouble they are right there to help!
I was so happy to share my love of baby-wearing with my husband and he’s become a huge fan as well. Sakura Bloom is definitely our top choice because it is made of the highest quality, softest linens, hand-dyed and tumble dried. We love supporting businesses we believe in and were happy to find the different baby-wearing options that grow with baby!
If you go on Instagram, baby-wearing is HUGE and us ladies have all realized that the best way to keep mama and baby happy is to find products we both love. Well, guys - I’m here to tell you that baby-wearing is also dad approved and a great way to make your wife fall in love all over again!
For more information, go to: https://www.sakurabloom.com/
Are you bored with same old hairstyle day in and day out? Mix it up with this cute bow hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion! It’s super easy and certifiably adorable. All you need to achieve it is Tony Odisho’s Flexible Hold Hairspray and Infrared Curling Iron . Read on to see how!
First, brush out the hair completely. Then pull back two pieces of hair and tie them together with a rubber band.
Tease the half ponytail with a rat tail comb to add some volume.
Pin it (as well as any stray hairs) into place with bobby pins.
Pull on the loops to make the bow a little bigger/fuller.
Use the infrared curling iron to loosely curl the remaining hair.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
You can eat a healthful diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise every day, but sometimes all of those habits aren't always enough. Sometimes our bodies require nutritional supplements in order to achieve total well-being.
The Synergy Company has developed organic supplements for lifelong wellness.
I fully believe in the benefits of taking supplements. I have seen such an improvement in my energy levels, the condition of my hair and skin, the maintenance of my weight, and even my mental clarity!
I was very happy to get the chance to work with Synergy and review a few of their best selling supplements. They are as follows:
100% Vitamin C from Wildcrafted Berries! Pure Radiance C unites wild-harvested camu camu and organic acerola with antioxidant-rich organic berries and fruits to yield a 100% natural form of vitamin C. This best seller is bursting with the many health-enhancing phytonutrients and co-factors that accompany whole-food sourced vitamin C. Non-acidic, free of corn-derived ascorbic acid, and perfectly pure and whole — just as nature intended.
- Whole-food vitamin C free of corn and synthetic ascorbic acid
- Helps bolster your healthy immune system
- Provides extra support during cold, flu, and allergy season
- Offers protective antioxidant activity
- Promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Enhances well-being with 100% berry-sourced vitamin C and flavonoids
- Gentle on your stomach with no acidity
You can purchase Pure Radiance C in capsules and/or powder formulas. I love adding the powder to my morning fruit smoothies!
Organic Herbal Extract for Healthy Liver Support. Nourish, cleanse and protect your liver and whole body — with the world’s most trusted standard. With 50 years of European research and over 100 clinical studies backing it, our patented SuperPure Milk Thistle is the number one researched milk thistle extract for optimal liver health and healthy detoxification — and it’s certified organic!
- Nourishes, supports and protects your liver
- Supports healthy detoxification
- Encourages regeneration of your body’s antioxidant stores
- Offers healthy aging support and free radical-busting activity
- Promotes healthy skin
A Synergy of Superfruits for Radiant Health. Berry Power is the most concentrated, full-spectrum, organic superfruit formula you’ll find. Far more than just an ordinary fruit blend, Berry Power is a phytonutrient powerhouse intended to actively protect and support your daily vitality and well-being. Berry Power unites 20+ of the planet’s most prized fruits and berries in a scrumptious synergy that will make your health (and taste buds) sing. I always add this delicious powder into my morning fruit smoothies. I love it!
- Promotes a healthy heart & blood vessels
- Supports healthy vision and skin
- Nourishes a healthy immune system
- Fosters healthy brain function
- Revitalizing & energizing with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners
- Supports healthy aging and so much more!
To discover additional vitamins and supplements to ensure your healthiest YOU, visit: https://www.thesynergycompany.com
I love Clarins. Clarins is a brand that I have always admired, and every product I have ever tried from this brand has been heavenly. I was excited to get the chance to review Clarins Double Serum, which, by the way has been on the market for one whole year now!
A serum is a vital step in my daily anti-aging skin care routine. Whether I am getting ready in the morning, or washing my face at night before bed, I always begin with a thorough cleansing. After cleansing, (both morning and night) I always pat my face dry, and immediately follow with a serum before adding my moisturizer, or any further products.
Why is a serum important? A serum is a crucial product because it contains a high concentration of powerful ingredients. Clarins Double serum contains over twenty skin-loving plant ingredients, such as Tumeric extract, which in itself is the best thing ever for our bodies, from the inside out!
Clarins Double Serum is even better than the leading serums. It is a two-in-one serum that is part water, part oil. Water and oil are two essential elements that healthy skin needs. The oil and water are activated upon dispensing, mixing the two separate phases together with a simple pump. I dispense a few drops of each to the palm of my hand and mix them with my fingertips before applying the serum to my face, neck and upper chest. A little goes a long way.
I am amazed at how this formula does not feel greasy on my skin. It absorbs very nicely, and makes my skin feel perfectly hydrated. In fact, I could even stop there, and not follow up with my moisturizer, because my skin feels as if I already have moisturizer on! I have never used a serum that has made my skin feel so amazing.
After using Clarins Double serum as a part of my daily skin care regimen for about 3 weeks now, I am enjoying firmer skin that looks younger and just glows!
It has been on the market for one year now.
Pets bring comfort, contentment, and security to our lives – but along with that can come a substantial amount of hair, occasional drool, and even the occasional unappealing odors.
Keeping a pet is a responsibility that involves careful maintenance, upkeep, and all-round grooming to make sure that both the pet and owner are healthy and happy cohabitors.
Maintaining a clean house and well-groomed pet, however, can seem like an immense challenge, but a small amount of regular effort can make the obstacle seem quite manageable.
The ideal cleaning tools for pets are those that can be used with minimum fuss and stored easily and safely when not in use. If you have a whole house vacuum system, chances are that you would want add handy attachments just for your pets. The key is to use trusted brands, which provides compatible brushes and vacuuming tools that are gentle and effective. Regular grooming exercises like brushing can also help you form a deeper bond with your pet, as they more often than not enjoy the experience.
Apart from the brushes and combs, it’s important to keep stain and odor removers, and carpet shampoos handy. Make sure you are using the best vacuum cleaner for pet hair, if you do not have a whole house vacuum system.
Let’s take a look at five of the top cleaning tools that all pet owners absolutely must have.
Animal Grooming Brush
If you’ve invested in a whole house vacuum, the Animal Grooming Brush is an essential cleaning tool for your pet. Regular brushing keeps the coat shiny and healthy, and works well for all kinds of pets, and particularly well for pets with short and wiry fur. The bristles in the brush help remove and vacuum up debris, leaving a freshly groomed look.
Regular brushing is effective in removing loose hair, smoothening the coat evenly, and reducing overall shedding. Brushing also helps spread healthy skin oils that promote the growth of a healthy, shiny coat.
Good brushing technique involves brushing in the direction the fur is growing, and not against, and also taking care to not come in contact with the pet’s skin. A regular and strict grooming schedule is extremely important in preventing pet illnesses due to hairballs, as well as possible allergies due to excessive shedding.
Brushes are useful when grooming dog breeds such as labrador retrievers, beagles and terriers, as well as cats.
Animal Grooming Pin Comb
There are a variety of animal grooming combs available in the market and it’s important to understand the distinction between each to make sure you have the best cleaning and grooming tool for your pet.
An Animal Grooming Pin Comb is a handy attachment to a whole house vacuum system. The pin comb is best suited for pets with long coat and double-coated pets. In such pets, the coat can get matted, entangled and knotted within, and collect dust and dirt particles. The pin comb is useful and effective in removing these mats and tangles.
When using this device, focus where the hair grows the longest, which is in the armpits, tails, mane, ears, and paws.
The pin comb attachment also efficiently vacuums up the hair that is shed during the grooming session, making the entire process smooth and easy. Dog breeds such as german shepherds and golden retrievers can benefit from regular grooming using the pin comb.
Animal Grooming Curry Comb
A curry comb is a circular comb with rows of serrated ridges or teeth to remove debris and loose hair. The molded teeth stimulate the production of animal oils to promote a healthy, shiny coat. A curry comb is useful for pets with both shorter and longer coats and gives your pet a gentle massage while preventing tangles and matting in their coat.
Enzymatic Cleaners and Shampoos
Pet urine stains can be a difficult issue to tackle, in large part due to the unpleasant odor that tends to linger even after the stain appears to be gone. Pets also tend to follow their noses and frequent the same spots the next time nature calls.
An effective way of tackling this particular problem is to use an enzymatic cleaners which practically neutralize odors and eliminate stains and residue.
Wood and carpet damage can be avoided by dampening the spot and quickly wiping away the excesses. Enzymatic cleaners are also completely pet friendly and non-toxic, so you can effectively clean your home without concern for your pet’s safety.
This can be used on carpets, hardwood floors, clothing, and many more surfaces.
Carpet shampoos are excellent at removing those long-standing stains and can be used once every quarter during carpet maintenance. They penetrate deep into the floor to remove the stubborn stains. The best carpet shampoos harness the power of natural enzymes to reduce odor as well. It can also be used along with a carpet cleaning machine.
Carpet Odor Eliminator
Odor as a result of pet waste can be an unfortunate side effect of having a furry friend around. However, carpet odor eliminators are a highly effective way of dealing with this ongoing problem. The best odor eliminators rely on a bio-enzymatic formula, making it safe to use and non-toxic for your pets.
The best method of using an odor eliminator is to sprinkle it on to the carpet right before you start vacuuming. Carpet odor eliminators come in spray bottles as well, making it easier to use.
The best pet owners and the happiest pets are those enjoying a symbiotic relationship built on trust, care, and affection. How you groom and maintain your pet is vital for this relationship. A clean, healthy pet is always a happy best friend to have around the house. And if your house is clean and smelling fresh, you’ll love your pet more too.
First-time parents have so many new things to worry about, but before panicking about playgroups and nap times, you may want to think about trading in the old two-seater or two-door car for something a more kid friendly. And don’t worry, we aren’t talking about a minivan.
From getting baby home safe from the hospital to making sure you’re first in line to your Mommy and Me music class, your next car should be spacious and safe. Which is why, time and time again, new parents are choosing their local Oregon Subaru dealers for their next vehicle.
The award-winning Subaru is already renowned for its commitment to the environment and outstanding record with the animal rights community. When it comes to providing an ethical product with outstanding safety features, we know our cars.
Subarus are the top automobile choice for new and expecting parents. And there’s a reason why. Each Subaru is top-rated for safety and top-of-the-line features. Not to mention, plenty of space for the Pack’n Play, the diaper bag, car seat, stroller, and many, many boxes of diapers.
If you’re looking for a car before baby comes, there are so many reasons why you should consider a Subaru to protect your family.
Want to know our favorite reasons why Subaru should be number one on your list? Let’s dig deeper.
Commitment to Safety
We all know that keeping your baby safe is the most important thing in the world, which is why our top-of-the-line safety features will guarantee that every ride is a safe ride with a Subaru.
The safety of your family is no simple matter, which is why any of your local Oregon Subaru dealers can proudly say that our cars are Kelley Blue Book’s 2018 Most Trusted Brand. This distinction is one that we don’t take lightly.
Our patented Eyesight safety system comes with cruise control and multiple features to make sure that every ride with your family is a safe one. Between adaptive cruise control, lane assist and sway warning, pre-collision braking, and pre-collision throttle management, our Eyesight is there for to be an extra set of eyes (and brakes) if you need it.
Don’t take a chance with the safety of your newborn; make sure that you’re getting the best safety features available at your Oregon Subaru dealer.
Outstanding Safety Ratings
Every 2017 Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, Forester, and Legacy was rated with top marks by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And if that isn’t enough of an assurance that your Subaru will be the safest ride of your life, all of our vehicles come with Starlink; which will keep you connected no matter what happens on the road.
Available 24/7, 365 days a year, your automatic collision notification will alert an advisor through your Starlink to get the help you need. Accidents happen, but with Subaru you’ll always be prepared.
Keeping You Safe Through the Storm
Subaru is known for keeping you safe during inclimate weather, which is why they’re often favored by consumers in the Pacific Northwest. As Oregon Subaru dealers will tell you, all of our vehicles have outstanding four-wheel drive, perfect for the rainy Oregon weather.
Every Subaru offers superior stability, traction, and control. Subaru has symmetrical all-wheel drive that flows powers to all four wheels evenly, until your wheels hit a wet patch when it will switch power between the wheel that is slipping and the wheel that is gripping.
Our symmetrical all-wheel drive is renowned for its stability and results in balanced, confident handling. Our all-wheel drive comes standard with every Subaru, which means that no matter what model you get, your child will always be safe.
More Than Enough Storage Room
It is every new parents’ worst nightmare to not have enough space for their child’s car seat. Just imagine going to the back of your car and finding out that not only do you not know how to put the carseat in, but that your car seat can’t fit!
As every new parent learns soon enough, cargo space becomes king when you’re dealing with kids. All of our Subaru cars come with excellent backseat space and have fantastic in-and-out access.
But in particular, any of our crosstrek and SUV models are sure to offer you more than enough cargo space. Never stress about packing up baby for a long-distance drive, we’ve got you covered.
Excellent Value For Young Families
For young couples, a car can be a pricey investment. You want to have a vehicle that will not only be a good value, but will be an investment that will last you a long time. Subaru is known for excellent quality, gas mileage, and high resale value. Feel confident about purchasing a car that not only excels in customer loyalty, but has excellent customer satisfaction ratings as well.
Join the Royal Moore Subaru family
We know that buying a car with your first baby in mind can be unlike previous vehicles purchasing experiences. If you’re feeling a little unsure of where to start, why not come in to Royal Moore Subaru?
Our staff here at Royal Moore Subaru know how challenging it can be to buy a car as a new parent, which is why we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. We specialize in both new and used Subaru vehicles and believe in the power of our products because we’ve seen happy families leave feeling safe, secure, and happy with the quality of their purchase.
We treat all of our customers like family, ensuring that they get the best deal possible. We’re proud to sell vehicles that we believe in and has a mission to provide safe and secure driving experiences for all of our customers.
Your satisfaction is our number one priority and we have financial experts on staff who can help you find the perfect, affordable, car option for your family. Come in for a visit today.
If you are tired of wearing the same colors, designs, clothing, and accessories each day, it might be a sign you need to reinvent your closet. By doing so, you can create a style that makes you feel both attractive and confident every day.
If you want to freshen up your appearance but are unsure how to give yourself a complete makeover, simply read the following five ways to change your look.
1. Study Different Looks
Fashion is personal. If you want to transform your style, you must study different looks to find clothing and accessories that speak to your personality. To do so, start reading fashion magazines and books, and you could even create pinboards of sought-after looks on Pinterest, which can provide you with inspiration on the type of style you could adopt.
2. Trim Your Hair
Trimming your hair will help you to say goodbye to unsightly loose ends and make your hair appear much healthier and shinier. Even if you are not prepared to say goodbye to long locks, you should regularly trim an inch or two off the ends to care for your hair. If you want to create a brand-new look that makes ooze confidence, consider adding layers or bangs that will can completely transform your appearance.
3. Tame Your Eyebrows
Your eyebrows can frame your face, which is why you should regularly tame them to create an attractive look that complements your facial shape. You can trim your brows by either visiting a beautician, or you should comb the hairs straight up and only trim the longest ones. If you have over-tweezed your eyebrows and are waiting for the arches to grow back in, you can always fill the empty areas with a brow pencil.
4. Choose New Glasses
If you want to regularly wear a pair of stylish womens glasses every day, you can shake up your style by opting for a brand-new design. With so many shapes, types and colors available on the market, you can take your pick from numerous styles that can alter your appearance and boost your self-esteem. For example, you can select narrow, square, round or aviator glasses that are available in full-rim, half-rim or rimless.
5. Invest in Fashion Staples
Many people make the mistake of following fashion trends with the aim of creating a jaw-dropping look, so will, therefore, purchase bold prints and distinctive designs to stand out from the crowd. However, if you want to develop a seamless, fashionable look that works day after day, season after season, you should invest in fashion staples, which you can mix and match to create different looks.
For example, a leather jacket can pair beautifully with a plain t-shirt or a floral dress, while a plain t-shirt can look great with a skirt, shirt, shorts, or a pair of denim jeans. Simply find pieces that can help you to reinvent your look without having to completely change your closet.
Being a mom is a big job, and it’s a job that often takes precedence over every other part of our lives. Instead of getting a nice lie-in on the weekends, we have to wake up and make breakfast. Instead of being able to spend an afternoon shopping, it’s spent driving from one practice to another. Being a great mom takes a lot of time, effort, and energy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop making time for yourself. Feeling beautiful is a huge confidence booster and can help you feel more like yourself again, instead of just a provider. To help you feel more beautiful every day, all you need to do is to follow these steps:
Invest in At-Home Spa Treatments
You don’t need to go to the spa to get the luxury treatment. Instead, you can invest in the luxury right at home. Get clay masks, essential oils, luxury hair products, and even medication if you have skin conditions like adult acne or rosacea. You can be stunning with or without makeup, but to do so, you need to invest in improving your natural beauty at its source. Better products will help you do this, and because it’s part of your regular routine, it means you can make time for a little piece of luxury every day.
Treat Yourself to A Luxury Purchase
If you have been hinting and hinting to your partner or children that you would like a certain gift, but they haven’t caught on, don’t despair. If you like surprises, you can let them come up with their own gift ideas, and instead, buy the luxury items you want as a treat for yourself. If timeless luxury pearl jewelry is your weak spot, then treat yourself to a pair of earrings or a necklace. Wearing something nice every day can automatically make you feel beautiful, and if it does, then it’s money well spent.
Schedule a Regular Date Night – And Dress Up!
Let’s be honest, whenever we dress up we do it for ourselves before we ever do it for someone else, but that doesn’t mean we don’t sometimes need an excuse. Getting dolled up to take the kids to school can often feel like overkill, but putting on your little black dress and wearing heels for a fancy dinner date with your partner, isn’t. That’s why you should schedule a regular date night between you and your partner, or even go out on a girl’s night every once in a while. This could be every month, or it could be every week. Either way, it will help you feel great about yourself and can give you two some quality time alone.
Being a mom might be the greatest role of your life, but that doesn’t mean you should ever sacrifice feeling good and beautiful about yourself while you do it. By investing in beautify supplies, treating yourself to luxury items that make you feel beautiful just by wearing them, and of course, by organizing more trips out, you can benefit from a better balance and lead a happier life.