Back to School for Moms, Too!
It isn’t just time for the kids. Moms and Dads enjoy back to school time for a variety of reasons. Back to school for moms may mean more time for mom to have mom-time. The kids are occupied all day, I mean yes, they’re learning, and mom is running around doing stuff! We’re all on a schedule. That’s what I love best. I can schedule in time for me!
One thing I have loved about the start of school comes from my days of being a teacher. Each September when I would begin a new school year it was an opportunity to start anew. There aren’t many professions that have a start and end date every year. With teaching I could set new goals, new plans and more in September. Yes, they wouldn’t all stick but at least I would get the chance to try to become an even better teacher.
Mom Back to School Time
As a mom, back to school time also gives me the chance to start anew. Last week, as it was our 1st week back, I made some personal and family pledges.
As a family, we would plan out our dinner menu (Go to: DIY dinner menu board) together each Sunday. We would have one meat-free day each week. We would be more active with evening walks and bike rides.
Back to School Pledges
I made some pledges with myself. I had fallen out of the routine of a proper skin care routine. I am blessed with easy to maintain skin. But, I know as I age, my skin (is already) loses elasticity. I want to keep my youthful looking face a long as possible.
I have taken a pledge to do a better job washing my face – particularly using something other than bath soap. I have also pledged to properly moisturize my face with anti-wrinkle cream. (I do already remember to put on sunscreen!)
Each evening I am now scrubbing my face with a gentle scrub and immediately moisturizing my face with an anti-wrinkle cream. So far, so good. I have kept up my commitment for a new me for the last 9 days! My new routine is easily integrated to my schedule and I truly feel so much better knowing that my face is cleaner and properly protected!
Back to School with HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®
I am using the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub in the evenings and the RoC® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream just after. Did you know that this wrinkly cream is clinically shown to visibly reduce even deep wrinkles after 12 weeks’ use?! One week down, 11 to go!
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This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.