Author: Niagara Mommy

5 Ways A Mom Friend Can Help You Rock At Motherhood

Posted August 10, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff, Self Care / 0 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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Why I’m Cannon-Balling Into Summer and Why You Should Too!

Posted June 15, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff / 6 Comments

“CANNON BALL!!!!!!” is a word I remember fondly from my childhood. My uncle did the best cannon balls. We’d all cheer out as he’d leap off the diving board, tuck into a perfect human sphere and plunge securely into the deep end of the kidney-shaped swimming pool, sending what seemed at our age to be giant, surging waves for us to jump over, crash into, and swim through.

 

We’d scream and laugh with delight, demanding an encore performance over and over and over again. I’d stay in that pool until my fingers and toes were all pruney, until my blonde hair turned green and the sun went down.

 

Time to curb those body image issues and rock that swimsuit this summer, Mama! Get in the pool and make some memories!

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Baby G & XXXXY Syndrome: Big News

Posted May 26, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Raising a special needs child certainly isn’t easy. The parental worry, the guilt, the wins and losses all seem to be amplified with a kid who needs a little extra help. But sometimes, when you least expect it, the stars align and the universe sends you out some good karma. I know I haven’t written an update on Baby G in a while, but I promise there’s a fantastically wonderful reason for it! But first, an update.

 

Big news about my son's progress with 49 XXXXY Syndrome! Read More