How to Make Over Your Date Night

Posted August 24, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Marriage / 0 Comments

Ah, date night is here! That monthly sacred escape from parenting that both you and your spouse have been craving. Grandma’s on her way over to babysit, the kids are fed and they’re ready to get spoiled rotten.

 

And where are we off to tonight?

 

Let me guess. Dinner and a movie, right? The timeless, traditional, tried-and-true date night of boring parents.

 

That’s right, I said BORING.

Turn up the heat and make over your date night!

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5 Ways A Mom Friend Can Help You Rock At Motherhood

Posted August 10, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff, Self Care / 3 Comments

My mom friends are indispensable. I wouldn’t trade them for anything. After a long day in the trenches of motherhood, my girls are the sounding board I crave.

 

Whether we’re getting together for a play date at the park, or meeting at a noisy bar for beer and wings, for me, hanging out with my mom friends is like a trip to a quiet sanctuary of peace and understanding.

 

Each mom friend is unique, but they're all crucial to your sanity and your self care.

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Know Your Limit: “Mom” Within It. Setting Boundaries In Motherhood

Posted August 3, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff, Self Care / 2 Comments

I’m a working mom and I love it. But walking in the door after a gruelling day at work, only to be pummelled by a raging toddler, demanding whatever shred of energy and attention I have left is definitely a downside.

 

That cute little mucus machine doesn’t care one bit about how my day went. The concept of boundaries means nothing to him. He’s just so happy to see me.

 

Setting boundaries for yourself is key if you're going to find balance in motherhood.

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How I Vamped Up My Self-Care With Makeup Geek

Posted June 22, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff / 2 Comments

A morning routine that includes self-care is a great way to get back in touch with that amazing, sexy, energetic pre-mom self of yours. But things like styling your hair and putting on make-up, are WAY easier said than done when you’re a mother with a couple of mucus-munchers running around.

Mama, I totally get it.

In the early days of my motherhood, I remember feeling like a shadow of my amazing pre-mom self. I wore the typical mom uniform, my hair was always in a pony tail and I never put on make-up. Feeling pretty just seemed like a luxury I couldn’t afford after I became a mom.

 

The first thing I did to start carving out time for self-care was to apply a bit of make-up each day. I stumbled upon Makeup Geek and I haven't looked back!

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