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How are you keeping up with hygiene for yourself?

Akiram13Akiram13
posted 1 year 11 months ago
Ok so starting a family and having kids takes away most if not all of your time. Especially if you are a mom doing it all on her own. I will soon to be having four kids, I have three daughters and a son on his way. I try and keep up with everything as best as I can but neglect my personal hygiene in the process.

Maybe you guys have some tips on what you do or want to share in the struggle of proper hygiene for ourselves...


BarbieDollBarbieDoll
posted 1 year 11 months ago
Oh my gosh you really have your hands full! I can see where you're coming from, who would have the time to take care of themselves when you have so much on your plate!

One thing that I finally figured out was to take a shower at night before bed (instead of trying to fit it in the morning like I used to). It is a good way to relax at the end of the day and you wake up ready to go.

Another thing that has been great is laser hair removal. I got a few groupons for this, so didn't pay much, and it has been amazing not to have to worry about shaving my underarms anymore. I really want to get my legs done too, just waiting for a good deal to come up!

morgoodiemorgoodie
posted 1 year 11 months ago
I think as a parent hygiene is the first thing to go to the wayside. I know when I had my first it was nearly impossible to take a shower. As I got used to being a parent (sort of), I would find different times to do this and different ways to keep my baby occupied while I showered which was not very easy. It always seemed that taking a shower, washing my hair, shaving legs and underarms took so much energy that I just did not have. I am so glad those days are over for me. You sound like you have your hands full and I wish you luck.

darkchilddarkchild
posted 1 year 11 months ago
I think mothers should squeeze time for themselves. Sometimes I have a hot bath before my child is up and when the day is over, I take another to relax me. I have neglected make up and trying to look fly because time is always against me but some roll on, perfume and moisturized skin lets me fit in.

Akiram13Akiram13
posted 1 year 11 months ago

BarbieDoll said:
Oh my gosh you really have your hands full! I can see where you're coming from, who would have the time to take care of themselves when you have so much on your plate!

One thing that I finally figured out was to take a shower at night before bed (instead of trying to fit it in the morning like I used to). It is a good way to relax at the end of the day and you wake up ready to go.

Another thing that has been great is laser hair removal. I got a few groupons for this, so didn't pay much, and it has been amazing not to have to worry about shaving my underarms anymore. I really want to get my legs done too, just waiting for a good deal to come up!


Oh! The joys of shaven armpits and legs. If I get the chance to actually shave everything I feel like I accomplished the biggest task. I can't shower at night water is way to cold (we are not so fortunate to have the hot water supply) and because I am just too tired to get on with it. My time to shower is the time when my little ones take a nap and I have finished all of my to do's. If not shower at least a good quick wash. Yes my hands are full but so will the memories and love in my home will be. Just hoping for a little more shower time. Can't wait for my hubby to get back and watch them and I can splurge my self in a long needed shower with no disturbances or thoughts that the kids are up to something mischievous.

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 11 months ago
I too have found that night showering is better for me - I find that in the mornings it's a lot easier to just throw clothes on and get ready for the day than try to shower. Plus an end of the day shower helps me relax and washes the "gunk" of having a one year old off me for the day.

I try and put on a night moisturizer each evening, and I don't really wear much if any makeup. Some tinted moisturizer and lip gloss is about it for me! I sometimes get my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted at my beautician - I think it helps make me look more put together and like I'm wearing makeup when I'm not.

Akiram13Akiram13
posted 1 year 11 months ago

Amelia88 said:
I too have found that night showering is better for me - I find that in the mornings it's a lot easier to just throw clothes on and get ready for the day than try to shower. Plus an end of the day shower helps me relax and washes the "gunk" of having a one year old off me for the day.

I try and put on a night moisturizer each evening, and I don't really wear much if any makeup. Some tinted moisturizer and lip gloss is about it for me! I sometimes get my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted at my beautician - I think it helps make me look more put together and like I'm wearing makeup when I'm not.
Yey for me! I got to take a nice shower when they fell asleep. I only dress up when going out other wise I have thrown out the thought of looking nice just because I want. Or if I feel like I am one of those women who are awesome with make up and try to imitate a tuturial of some kind of secret to the joys of make up. The most make up I wear on a daily basis would have to be foundation powder to keep it looking like I have black eyes.

I definitely would appreciate a day of complete pampering facial body massage and all. But until that day comes it's looking like a bum for me. But I don't leave my house and no one visits me so it works out in the end.

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 11 months ago

Akiram13 said:

Amelia88 said:
I too have found that night showering is better for me - I find that in the mornings it's a lot easier to just throw clothes on and get ready for the day than try to shower. Plus an end of the day shower helps me relax and washes the "gunk" of having a one year old off me for the day.

I try and put on a night moisturizer each evening, and I don't really wear much if any makeup. Some tinted moisturizer and lip gloss is about it for me! I sometimes get my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted at my beautician - I think it helps make me look more put together and like I'm wearing makeup when I'm not.
Yey for me! I got to take a nice shower when they fell asleep. I only dress up when going out other wise I have thrown out the thought of looking nice just because I want. Or if I feel like I am one of those women who are awesome with make up and try to imitate a tuturial of some kind of secret to the joys of make up. The most make up I wear on a daily basis would have to be foundation powder to keep it looking like I have black eyes.

I definitely would appreciate a day of complete pampering facial body massage and all. But until that day comes it's looking like a bum for me. But I don't leave my house and no one visits me so it works out in the end.
Ah, a full day of pampering sounds like a dream to me! I might have to drop a few hints to my husband for a Mother's Day gift or even our wedding anniversary which is around the same time! I don't know if he'll get the hint though! Plus I think sometimes those day spa pampering places are kind of expensive, and I end up feeling guilty spending that kind of money on myself, you know?

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