How to be a Yummy Mummy
You can often lose confidence after having children. Of course it is important to put your children first, but it is also important to find some time for yourself.
Just because you are a mother shouldn’t stop you from wanting to look and feel as good as you can. Below are a few simple tips on how to transform yourself into a yummy mummy.
Pamper YourselfIt can seem impossible to find any spare time when you have children, but it is important to grab a few minutes of ‘me’ time every day. Even five minutes is enough for a simple cleansing and make-up routine which will help transform you from pale and tired to radiant and yummy. Instead of crawling straight into bed when your baby is sleeping, spend 10 minutes pampering yourself in the bath. Relaxing in the bath has proven health benefits – add some lavender oil and light some candles to feel some of your daily stresses melt away.
Organise your wardrobeBringing up a baby is a messy affair! Make sure you buy plenty of cheap, basic clothes so you always have a clean outfit spare. Ditch the baggy tops and threadbare leggings when you are leaving the house and brighten yourself up with a pretty top and some jeans. Organise your wardrobe so that your old clothes are kept separate from your glamorous wardrobe. This way you can quickly transform yourself into a yummy mummy and instantly boost your confidence.
De-clutterIt’s hard to feel fresh and radiant when you are surrounded by mess. Try to keep your house clutter-free to minimise your stress. Make some homemade storage boxes out of repainted wine crates to give them a vintage feel and keep all the baby stuff organised. Even a quick 20 minute tidying session can make a huge difference to your home.
Talk to a FriendEverybody has days when life is getting them down. You will be amazed by how many of those perfect-looking yummy mummies find it just as hard to cope as you do. Take the time to speak to a friend and offload some of your daily stresses. If you are struggling to find someone to talk to, sites such as eharmony.co.uk are great places to find like-minded individuals who can offer a sympathetic ear and share their stories.
Find time to exerciseA lot of mums find that their exercise routines fall apart after they have had a baby. It is important to find new ways to fit exercise in around your busy schedule. Try working it into your daily routine by power walking to the shops or taking the kids for a run in the park. Or if you have a young baby then go for a jog while you push your buggy!
Try Something NewA great way to feel yummy is to work on your inner self as well as your appearance. Finding a new hobby is an important way to make some valuable time for yourself. Expand your interests by taking up a cooking class, sporting activity or even joining a book club. Not only will it do wonders for your self-esteem, it is also a great opportunity to meet new people.
If you are a single mother trying to rebuild your confidence then these tips should help you to feel yummy again. And when you feel ready to get back some of that body confidence, why not start dating again? You could sign up to online dating to start slow – it’s quick, easy and free, as many websites let you create a 100% FREE new profile from scratch. Get back your pre-baby confidence and take the time to meet other like-minded singles.