Monday, March 8, 2010

Taking Care of You

Id like to try something new here. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

It hit me that it is EXTREMELY EASY for us moms to put ourselves on the back burners. Dont get me wrong, I believe that selflessness is a GOOD trait. However, not when it means that we are no longer taking care of ourselves. I believe that we teach our children mostly by example. Therefore, I believe that its incredibly important for us to continue taking care of ourselves. Do you see where I am going?

So, On Mondays I am going to attempt to post about taking care of ourselves as Moms. Taking those few minutes betweem therapy appointments, strapping on braces, cooking, cleaning, cathing, and all the other things that are in our lives to stop and take a deep breath.

So here's my very first one. Most of you have probably already heard variations of it, but I think its still worth it! : )


just use the amounts to your liking, you cant really go wrong.

Used Coffee Grinds


Ground up Oatmeal (just throw it in a blender)

Olive Oil (if you have dry skin)

Mix it all up and take out enough to put in your shower for a week, the rest should stay in your fridge. I'm telling you, my skin has NEVER been so soft. (grew up in Florida, Ive practically got alligator skin from too much time at the beach.)

So, I hope you like this idea. We will give it a try and I'll continue based on your response!

thanks again ladies, for all your support.



The Forest Minstrel said...

I would suggest, if you have large pores, that you skip the coffee grounds. I knew a lady with large pores and the grounds wouldn't come out of her skin for the longest time. However, the real softener in this recipe is the honey. It's a humectant and traps moisture in the skin while the oatmeal does a wonderful job of sloughing off dead skin cells. If you want to add a little extra something, grind up uncooked rice in place of the coffee when you grind up the oatmeal. I used to be able to get rice powder cleanser from Bath & Body (they don't carry it anymore *pout*) and that was the BEST thing that ever worked on my face as a softener.

Holli (and Mark) said...

LOVE the idea!!! I think as moms there is always something to do for the kids, hubby, house, etc. let alone all the extras that tend to come with a child with special needs. I especially learned this last week that you can only give so much before you are really useless to ANYONE if you can't find a way to recharge some too!! Looking forward to reading on Mondays :)

Scasmflops said...

Great idea Kari!!!
I'm in the struggling to find my balance again stage. This is very nice and will be helpful. :)