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What’s Your Mom Fuel?

What’s your mom fuel? Coffee? Yoga? Photography? Or, perhaps you’re like me and it’s makeup (and coffee and wine, too). Whatever your mom fuel is, I hope you remind yourself that you need it. I hope you never forget about what you love that belongs only to you. I hope it keeps you centered, keeps you motivated, and gives you a boost on those days when sleep is rare and patience is short. Let’s face it. Motherhood is the greatest and most rewarding gift, but it’s also the hardest.

What's your mom fuel? Coffee? Yoga? East Valley Moms Blog

I decided early on that I would never let go of my mom fuel. On the day my oldest son was born, as I was recuperating from a c-section in the hospital, I waddled over to the bathroom and looked in the mirror. I was joyous, exhausted, nervous, excited, and feeling not-so-much like myself. I asked my husband to bring me my makeup bag. There I stood, putting makeup on as my darling newborn slept in the clear hospital bassinet. I made a promise to myself, that no matter what, I would always take at least 10 minutes to put some makeup on. Why? Because it makes me feel better. It reminds me of my favorite job in cosmetics that I loved (pre-boys era) that was only mine. It’s always been a creative outlet for me. And it served as a reminder that one day my goal was to start my own skin & beauty business (that day came this year!). 

So, whatever your mom fuel is, I hope you never, ever let it go. And if you ever find yourself running low on gas, be sure to take a moment for yourself and remember those bright, little, adorable faces fuel our hearts and make everything worth it.

 

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