After a very busy weekend, mostly ferrying my children here there and everywhere, I am pleased to be sitting on the sofa, enjoying a very cold Corona, reflecting on my week. Does anyone else think their children have a better social life than them?!
One of the perks of my Acti-Labs business (Acti-Beauty Claire) is I get to host parties. This week I joined forces with another Mum, from school. Anna sells Jamberry Nail Wraps. Both are products which are great for busy people who don’t have much time but still want to take any spare minutes to look and feel good.
However, before the party I needed to prepare. Cue massive cleaning frenzy. Are you like me? Maintaining a fairly tidy house but kicking it up a gear when you know you have people coming over? I actually had to write a plan of everything I needed to do so I didn’t forget anything!!
Just a few Acti Products
Then it was party time. I can have moments where I am quite shy. However, start me talking about my Acti-Labs products and I forget to by shy and I’m chatting away. I love demonstrating how fantastic the products are and at affordable prices.
Every party I do is a little bit different – which adds to the fun. At this one, the theme was pamper, every guest got a face mask a choice of the New Skin Mask or the Vesuvio Mask. Seeing the look on people’s faces when they feel their skin after their treatment gives me such a buzz. Their comments telling me their skin feels so soft, looks clearer and feels cleaner is brilliant.
At the end of the night, I felt shattered but happy. It’s times like this that I know I made the right decision to join Acti-Labs.
What are your thoughts about Mothering Sunday? I think today is one of choice. What you feel you need do. How you want to recognise and remember the important women in your life. With a card, a phone call or a visit? To take time out for a treat or to immerse yourself in family? It’s entirely up to you. But also to be aware, like that any special day, it can be a hard day for people close to you.
Today I am spending a very relaxing day with my family, my husband and my two children. We have spent some time in the garden and a roast dinner is planned for later. I actually did some very simple weeding but it felt good as my background noise was my children having fun on their trampoline. Bliss.
Later I will spend some time just for me. For me, this is taking time to do a face mask, and have a lovely bubble bath .Actually taking the time to apply my favourite body moisturiser. As I have many crazy mornings when finding time to brush teeth and hair is a challenge let alone anything else.
As a Mum, sometimes you can feel like you lose your identity a bit. I have learnt that it is important to be a well balanced as possible. I find balance by taking some time out just for me. It is invaluable as I can take a different perspective and challenge any difficulties in another way. For some women, this is going to work, for others they find solace in exercise, others in chocolate or a cheeky glass of wine!
Motherhood, in fact parenthood, is as rewarding as it is challenging, you can constantly feel like you are making it up as you go along. Just when you think you have found a solution, things change and you need to adapt. It is also a time when you start to have an understanding of what your own mother went through as well. Its very enlightening and thought provoking. Therefore the time to reflect, thank people and being thanked is a joy.