Wellness Wednesday

This week is a different kind of Wellness Wednesday.

Being a mom, obviously sick days are not an option and our hubbies can't take a day off for every cold that comes our way. I've had a wicked cold since getting back from vacation and it is kicking. my. butt.

So today I'm sharing some of my survival tips for getting through the colds and coughs of motherhood without losing your mind.

Preventative measures: BE HEALTHY.

I know you're last on your priority list, mama, but you need to take care of that body. You are the most important person in your children's lives, you need to ensure your health for many years to come. No, I'm obviously not just talking about colds, flus, and other viral stuff. Take care of yourself through healthy eating, daily exercise, and healthy mental practices. Do not put yourself on the back burner until it's too late.

Since adopting a health nut lifestyle about 2.5 years ago, I have felt better on a daily basis than I ever have in my life before. I am more active with my children, I am able to be on my feet running, jumping, chasing, tickling, tagging, and much more all day long. I'm less tired, less sluggish, and MUCH happier.

If you can't do it for yourself, do it for your children.

Moving on...

SLOW DOWN. When you get sick, you need to realize that slowing down is okay. I struggle with letting my daily tasks and duties slide. That laundry does not need to be folded today, mama. The vacuuming can wait until tomorrow.

You don't need to be Supermom when you're sick. Put away the craft supplies and break out the movies, popcorn, coloring books, and Leap Pads. A day of rest for you, means a day of rest for them too. They won't mind.

Let your husband take the reigns. That's what they are for! Helping pick up the slack. Luckily, I have an amazing hubby who is incredibly helpful with the kids and around the house on a regular basis. When I get sick, he'll throw a freezer meal in the crockpot in the morning, wear the kids out a bit before work (hello obstacle courses in the backyard), and make breakfast for the kids and sandwiches for lunch so I don't have to. I haven't quite come to terms with the way he loads the dishwasher though ;)

This last few days has been full of couch cuddling, movie watching, and easy meals. Bare minimum, drinking tons of water, and lots of tissues.


Current Faves

My make up routine has changed so much in the last six months, I figured it was time to update a few of my favorite staples.

I am happy to say I have found some great products for oily skin and for summer time!

Going clockwise from top left:

MAC cosmetics Pro Longwear Foundation with SPF: Perfect for oily skin. Has great coverage and amazing stay power. Finally found the perfect match!

MAC 208 eyeliner brush: I've debated on getting this for so long, just because my existing eyeliner routine was solid. I am so happy I went for it! Application is easy and precise! LOVE. 

Maybelline Lasting Drama gel eyeliner: Such a great drugstore find! I get Blackest Black and it is gorg! Applies smooth and stays. 

Lorac Get Hot palette: This palette has some great colors for summer - light, warm, and buttery which works great for all skin tones. 

 MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: love this blush in Northern Lights. Coral pink with bronzy undertones along with simmer - perfect summer shade!

Benefit Hello Flawless: Great setting powder or something quick to throw on if you're skipping foundation. Has buildable coverage and a matte finish. 

Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Jeffree: My newfound love. I am obsessed with these gorgeous lipsticks! Bright and bold, dries matte, stays allllll day. These are my absolute fave lip colors. 

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