Friday, August 24, 2018

This is What a Procrasting Stay-At-Home Mom Looks Like

 
  I just wanted to take a few moments and be real with you. We all know how to take pictures that are flattering and make us look nice, but in reality, some of us never look like that all of the time. Since staying home with my kids, I don't always get in a shower every day or my shower waits until later, so most days, I just look like a hot mess. I think that I can also say, that I'm not the only one.

    Two days ago, my kids had their back-to-school night. I was going to make that day about sorting out their school supplies and putting them nice and neatly into their book bags. I was going to have all of them take a bath and make sure they were all ready by 5. That did not happen. Instead, I spent the morning working on my blog and writing and this is what it really looked like.



      Hope, however was not lost, because as a person who has informally been diagnosed with ADHD by my son's ADHD doctor and as a person who has grown up always procrastinating, I've learned how to adapt and get things done in a rush. This is what it looked like.




    I was super excited. Things were going so well and I looked nice-ish with my make up on. I was going to wear a nicer shirt, but the shirt that I had washed that wasn't long sleeved that still fit me at the end of the summer, ended up with an oil stain or something that didn't wash out so I had to find the next best thing which was an old t-shirt from the college I worked at four years ago.  Then some unexpected things happened.




     When it comes to my kid's school, I try to stay organized and this time, the school failed me by not sending notification, but I was told that all of the preschools were given a grant last minute so even they didn't know what was happening after they had condensed schools.

     I didn't get a video of the kids first day of school. I was sort of looking ok. My hair wasn't greasy and weird and I was sporting a tie dyed shirt (I LOVE tie dye) and I was on top of it. My mother would have been impressed is she saw me. I did get compliments about how impressive my day was... haha. Today, however, I did get a video of me taking my youngest to school. I had already dropped off his siblings.




     I look awful. I had enough time to get the kids their breakfasts and get them dressed for school and then got myself changed. The outfit is a nice outfit, but it doesn't really go well with my puffy, needs hydrated face and pulled back, unwashed hair. I ran out of dry shampoo and keep forgetting to buy some more. I'm not even sure make-up would have helped without taking a shower first.

    I'm a mom. If I want to look nice and put together, I'm going to have to wake up at least a half hour before my kids do and PRAY that my youngest doesn't wake up when he hears my alarm in the next room over. Have you ever tried to shower with a kid who has just woken up, is cranky, and just wants his mama? It's very difficult. For one thing, the bathroom door gets left wide open, the shower curtain gets pulled back several times, and a million questions get asked. I could shower the night before, but my hair won't look as great unless I fancy curl it. No straightener could fix it... and if there is one out there that can, I'd be very willing to try it out and review it for you!

     I know that there are women who do wake up EVERY single morning and do their morning routines. I don't know how you do it. I need eight hours of sleep or I'm super cranky. That means I'm already going to bed early. If I wake up any earlier, I'm going to have to go to bed right around the time my kids do. That, is sad, my friends.

     As you can see, I'm a regular person. I have messy hair about 70% of the time, and with the humidity this summer, even nice hair gets poufy. In one of the videos, you can see that I don't have designer decorations. I have artwork that my children gave to me hanging up on my cabinets. I also, obviously, don't have much style. I'd like to be more stylish, but sometimes its difficult when you're overweight and there isn't much of a point to be stylish when you don't really go anywhere.

    Are there other moms out there like me? Raise you hands! Comment! Show me your daily looks!

    And by the way, dads. You don't know how lucky you are. After I made that last video, I noticed that so many dads look so great! I bet they had time to shower. If they didn't shower this morning, do you know how lucky you are if you have short hair? You don't even have to apply make up. How wonderful is that!?!?!








My kids are better groomed than I am. 

38 comments:

  1. Being a "regular person" is a good thing, and something more of us bloggers need to emphasize. Thanks for giving us a peek at your regular life.

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    1. Thank you for commenting! I try to be as authentic as I can be, but it's also good to be seen as put together.

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  2. This is an interesting read. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  3. It is goos to be a normal person I am a stay home mom and work from home too totally get it. Sometimes I look awful but still make sure my family is ok and looking good. Keep the great work!

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    1. Everyone else in my family always looks pretty good, but I look like a mess, most days.

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  4. I tend to procrastinate. This sums up my life most days as a stay at home mom.

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  5. I may need to start drinking coffee. I've noticed that people who drink coffee tend to do better.

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  6. I am awful at procrastinating and just sitting looking at the computer doing nothing when I should be doing something. Thank you for a look into your life!

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  7. Being a mom can really be challenging. You're so busy taking care of your family, that sometimes you forget you need caring, too. Kudos to all mothers! :)

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  8. Sometimes, I excel at Procrasting and sometimes I am not. Whenever I don't have office or no one calls me for hangout, that is what I do. So don't worry it happens especially to someone who works a lot. But just be aware of your surroundings sometimes, that is all.

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    1. I've really been trying to focus on this blog. I've had it a little over a year, but now I'm really trying to promote it and it's almost like a full time job.

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  9. Being a Mom is a very tough task, you are doing it so well, sometimes like this you don't even get time for small things like showering. More power to you dear..!!

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  10. What a honest post! Being a stay at home mom is challenging
    Yoga helps me cope with daily life, gives mental and physical strength. Sometimes only 15 minutes of ‘me time’ is good enough.

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    1. I have never been flexible in my life. Even when I was young and skinny. I definitely see the benefits of yoga, but most of the time, I don't even think I'm doing it right. I think I need to bring out the WiiFit2 again.

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  11. It is good to be a normal person. Very nice article. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Rest assured. There are no regular people. Especially ones with kids. Keep up the good work no matter how you look on the outside, it truly matter what you have going on internally.

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  13. Being a mom is not an easy thing to do. You are doing a great job at it so don't worry.

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  14. I love reading such honest posts on blogs. It's so far and few between to see. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. I used to get reprimanded in school because I wrote such informal essays, but those were the ones I enjoyed writing and reading.

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  15. That is so true, dads have all the time that they want, to go out with friends and beautify themselves. Unlike us., we feel lucky if we have 30 minute break to take a nap,if possible. Sometimes, I used to think that life is so unfair. LOL. Cheers to all the great moms like us.

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  16. That is exactly how look whenever I got tons of works to do. Work at Home moms must save some Me Time, to pamper themselves and freshen up.

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    1. I think this is how I'm meant to look for now. I detest losing sleep.

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  17. Your babies are so precious. I don't do anything special when I take the grankids to school. I do run a brush through my hair. That's it, ha. I feel like just getting them there is an accomlishment, lol.

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    1. Thank you! Most of our morning is spent just telling them to do something.

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  18. Cheers to you mom!You are just a loving mom and I'm impressed. I think we should always celebrate our moms more 'cause they go that level of looking messy just for us to look greater. Your kids look pretty mom!Hugs!

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  19. Without a doubt there are some benefits to being a dad. Although I understand having to overcome a tendency to procrastination. Glad it still came out ok.

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    1. Lately, my procrastination has been because I've been making my blog an almost full time job. It's easier now that the kids are in school. :)

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  20. I’m a work at home mom of five and let me tell you there isn’t a day for me that doesn’t sometimes look exactly like yours. I’ve made a promise to myself that this year I’m going to make time for me everyday before I take the kids to school.

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    1. I hope it works for you! It's one of the best feelings in the world to know that you look pretty darn good and those days are few and far in between.

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