Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Mommy Notes: Taking a Little "Me" Time

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mommy Notes: Taking a Little "Me" Time

Nothing like a big shot of my mug to get you wanting to read a post right? haha! I am just joking...well kinda. I am hoping that most of you were like "what the heck is Danielle one should have a selfie that big...I need to read and see what she was thinking"...I am not sure if anyone actually thought that, but I will pretend you did and that it lured you into reading on:)

I love sharing Mommy Notes each week. I kind of feel like it is my "me" time to share with all you lovelies about my daily mommy happenings. As Moms, "Me" time is precious and usually not often enough. I mentioned HERE I cut my hair, mainly because I was in a frump. Well it was no joke. The frump had gone to the max. Frumpzilla had reared her ugly head and would not let me be! Anyone have that happen? Like where you walk by a mirror, take a peak, and say..."Who is that in the mirror?"..... Then you realize it is actually your own reflection and you yell "Holly Frijoles! What happened!".... Well that is what had happened to me. (Anyone catch onto the fact I just quoted Skippy Jon Jones? Pure mommy awesomeness right there. Oh how my littles would be proud)

 I had one of those Frumpzilla moments, where I realized that I was a low down, tired, mess of mommyness. I couldn't remember the last time I had actually brushed my hair (it's confession time gals....this is a safe zone). I mean top knots cover everything didn't you know? I had some seriously cracked feet going on (probably an over share, but I am just keeping it real) where I could attack my hubby with my heels if he looked at me wrong. He was scared and definitely refrained from any stink eyes.....So maybe that is a stretch. I don't attack my hubby at night with my feet...unless he makes fun of Glee...but you know that is for a whole other post...and he definitely is not scared of me. I am not that ferocious. I was living in sweats and was just exhausted. I was in a Mommy shell.

I knew I needed some fast action to save me from my "hot mess" self. I was watching an episode of Clean House via Netflix (another love of mine). Neicy Nash talked about how when you're a Mom it is very easy to put everything before yourself. She talked about how you shouldn't feel bad for putting makeup on or dressing up a bit each day. Taking 30 minutes or so a day can literally uplift and refresh you. When you take a few moments throughout the day, to have a moment to yourself, then you will give yourself the time out needed to process and unwind. This in turn will allow you to be a better Mom. You will yell less, get frustrated less, and so on because you took the time to rest your brain for a few moments. Make sense?

Also knowing you took the time to look good, leaves you with a happy hubby, which means happy nights.... You are more confident...and we all know when we feel beautiful...we are more open to a little bit of cuddling right? haha sorry...hope this isn't over sharing again........Getting dressed each day and taking a few minutes to myself makes me more relaxed, so I can actually spend time and talk with my hubby at night. I'm not plopping on the couch and checking out because my brain hurts from the day's trials and stresses. I am able to focus on us and just be. Isn't it a great thing to just "be" with our hubbies? It's a glorious thing folks!

I bought some Vaseline for my cracked heels, it works wonders folks. I am no longer attacking my hubby at night with my feet. I got a hair cut and have committed to take some time for "me" each day. Whether it is curling my hair in the morning, reading a book for 15 minutes (I make my littles get in a little independent reading when I do this), or watch a few clips from The Ellen Show via Hulu. It is a bit of "me" time and is so wonderful.

So how about it lovelies? Can you make a little time for yourselves this week? You are all amazing women, mothers, and wives. You need those few precious moments to keep your wits. Do not become a frumpzilla, like I did....or if you are suffering from Frumpzilla...then seriously take the 15 minutes you need to find yourself.

I want to hear about how you are all taking some "me" time.....I want to hear your ideas. We need to take an obnoxious selfie (you know I already did), and share about how you do "me" time on your blog. If you don't have a blog, then do it via facebook (tag Blissful and Domestic)  or in the comments below. You are all an inspiration to me always. I can't wait to see those selfies :)

We are all Mamas and we need to constantly uplift and inspire one another. You gals rock my socks right off!
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XO Danielle


  1. This is such a great post, Danielle! We (Mom's) always seem to forget about ourselves while we are so busy taking care of the rest of the family. Thanks for reminding us (me) that's it okay to take some time for ourselves!

  2. It definitely is good for the soul to take a little bit of 'me' time! I think we all go through those slumps and once figure out and find ourselves, it makes the world of a difference! It's very freeing to be able to relax at night and not shut down =) Thanks for sharing and your honesty and openness is so nice! Have a happy day friend!

  3. I am a first time mom and have just started feeling like I need some me time. Frumpzilla has stalked me since my son was born nearly 5 months ago, and I've been thinking about how to make her go the heck away! I'm starting by working on losing the baby weight, but I think your idea of 15-30 minutes to primp a bit would work wonders on my outlook. Thanks for your post! I will definitely be doing my own "me time" post soon with an obnoxious selfie to boot.
    Xx Samantha

  4. Great post! I think a lot of us Mommas need a reminder to take some time for ourselves. It's gotten better since summer has arrived, but I definitely had a few days in the winter (more than a few) that I was guilty of wearing the same sweats as long as I didn't see too much spit up on it!

    My "me time" is going to come in the form of finding some moments to exercise and maybe a haircut - I think it's been so long now I should measure for Locks of Love!

    Thanks for the reminder and have a great rest of the week!


  5. I love you selfie, sister! You are glowing.

    I was thinking of writing a post just like this. After two babies in two years and no sleep for three years, I was about to become the mayor of Frumpville.

    I joined the PTA at my daughters school and started getting involved with things outside of the house. That forced me to get up, get dressed and get my mind off of being exhausted. I feel so much better about myself and miraculously, my marriage is better, I'm more fun with my kids and my house is in better shape!

    Love your blog!

  6. Now that I am blogging, I usually comment on everything you do. Because I am totally obsessed with you (in a completely normal way) and I love what you write. I love this post especially because you are being so real. I don't even have kids, but sometimes it's hard for me to find "me" time. Working all week, a huge house to keep up with, a fiance, 3 dogs, a cat, the gym... I totally feel you. Also, I work alone in my office so I can wear my PJ's if I want too. BUT I have found that just dressing nice and making myself look presentable, really helps! I used to be a make up artist with Clinique and Sephora so if I was in NV I would totally come do your hair all of the time girl! Glad you are feeling better! :)

  7. With the eyes as gorgeous as yours, of course, you should take big pictures of yourself :) I know exactly how you feel. My husband just found out that he's losing a job, and I felt that my whole is just falling apart. So in June I decided to do something that we'll make me happy every day. I guess, it's "me time" taken to a whole new level :) It helps me to appreciate what I already have and to be grateful for it!

    Lena at Frugal and Thankful.

    1. OMG Lena! You are so sweet:> I checked out your blog post and loved it. You can do it. I know it!

    2. Thank you, Danielle :)

  8. I saw that you linked up with the Pleated Poppy, I'd love for you to check out my blog hop if you haven't already!!

    xoxo Tori

  9. Loved this post BUT reading it from a mans vision. I think what you did was open my eyes a little wider. I am praying my wife does not see this comment, but I am forcing her to have her time by sending her to a frump to no frump hair stylist. Not that she needs it, but I remember not long ago, she she'd love to get a new do done. Can't have her in frumpville. You ladies who comment before mine, your all so amazing.


    1. That was such a sweet comment and Jorge I think your wife will appreciate you taking the time to encourage her to have some "me" time. :> Awesome hubby award!

  10. I did this post a couple of weeks ago but it has my selfie on it lol:

    I have to push myself to fix my hair etc but I'm trying too. I wish I could cut my hair but I don't want to have shorter hair than my hubby. He hasn't cut his hair since he got out of the military a couple of years ago. Maybe I should get layers though at least.

    Your hair looks lovely and it's nice to see a smiling Mama so keep posting selfies :). I'll still read! God bless!
    PS: I like to watch Sailor Moon (nostalgia fix) and eat chocolate when everyone's in bed. Shhhhh don't tell anyone ;)

  11. I walk my dogs not to loose weight but for the pure pleasure of being.

  12. As a mom I'm always trying to find a way to carve out the time I need to fix my hair, and I dream of working out. I do hire a housekeeping service once in a while so that I can get to all the "me" things that need to get taken care of.

  13. I've been paying extra attention to my feet - esp since sandal season has arrived! Painted toenails and lotion and socks at night!


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