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Quick Beauty Routines For Busy Moms

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time for a beauty routine, and then feel unattractive without it? I’ve been there. It’s a very depressing feeling. Being a mom is a full time job…and a job that does not have breaks, at that. It has both morning and night shifts every day of the week, for years on end. Fortunately, I’ve found that there are some quick beauty routines that every busy mom can incorporate into her daily routines to help her look beautiful.

Cleansing

With kids running all over the house and you having to chase after them, the sweat buildup in the skin can become a problem. If you have kids, you’re probably also touching things that are not so clean, and end up touching your face. This can cause problems too, as you can have a breakout from all the stress.  Some skin care is needed. You should use a cleanser that can be applied quickly and set in for less than one minute. Use a cleanser that can double as a moisturizer, in order to save time.

If you get stressed out, your face can turn a splotchy color. It’s helpful to have a good skin whitener on hand like Revitol or Meladerm. These are super-easy to apply, and they can help prevent hyperpigmentation.

Concealer

Since you are in the house and generally taking care of your little one, use this around the eyes to save on time and still get your work done. It will automatically brighten your eyes and conceal all the dark spots that come with deprivation of sleep. (Anyone who has been a mom knows all about that.)

Foundation

This is where things get a little interesting. If you happen to have a few minutes for your makeup routine, you can go for liquid foundations that last longer. However if not done well, these can come off as unnatural and a plastic look. Powdered foundations are best for you if you are in a hurry, and besides, they are easier to remove later on.

Eyes

Eyebrows are definitely one of the most important factors in my beauty routine. Even if I skip the concealer and foundation stages, I always make sure to do my eyebrows. This goes a long way to shape your face, and in the end make you come out as extremely organized. Curl your eyelashes if you have time and add mascara to make your eyes pop out more. Eye shadow is not really necessary in this case, as you can leave it for outings.

Lips

Use color, it’s as simple as that. Go for lip glosses that add a little brightness to your face but do not come off as too much for a busy mom. I like lip glosses because they take almost no time at all, and have a huge impact on how I feel about my beauty.

You can do this entire routine in 10 minutes or less. Personally I always cleanse my skin again before bed, as it’s an important routine for both long-term and short-term beauty.

Products that I use:

1. Revitol Skin Cream http://www.revitol.com/

2. Meladerm Skin Cream http://bestwhiteningcream.net/meladerm-reviews/

3. Rimmel London Lip Gloss http://us.rimmellondon.com/products/lip-gloss

4. Covergirl Mascara http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/full-lash-bloom-mascara

Published by , on February 20th, 2015 at 12:41 pm. Filled under: Uncategorized • Comments Off

Don’t Be a Fool: Vaccinate Your Kids

The last few years have seen the genuinely frightening rise of the “anti-vax” movement – parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids, or do so on a delayed timetable, due to misconceptions about what vaccines do. This movement is dangerous, and there is absolutely no scientific evidence that vaccines pose a risk to the average person.

One wonders what has changed in the last few years to such an extent that vaccination is now seen as “optional” or a personal decision, rather than something that you absolutely need to do for your child. Vaccination is an important step in protecting your child against a number of well known serious and potentially fatal diseases. Here are some of the reasons you should vaccinate your child.

Immunization is vital to protecting your child

The advances in medical science have made it possible for your children to be protected against more diseases than ever before. This has seen the elimination of once-deadly diseases that used to kill children. The safe and effective nature of childhood vaccines has seen the near-elimination of the polio virus. It was once the most feared disease, causing death and paralysis around the world, but today owing to vaccination, it is close to extinction.

Vaccination is very safe and effective

Scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals only give vaccines to children after years of clinical trials and reviews. In some cases, vaccines may cause discomfort as well as pain, redness, or tenderness at the time of injection but this is very minimal as compared to the pain and disability the disease may inflict to your children. Cases of disease prevention through childhood vaccinations are much higher than the possible side effects for the majority of the vaccinated children.

Immunization protects others you care about

If you have been following the news in the recent past, you will realize that children, especially in America children still get vaccine preventable diseases. In fact, we have witnessed resurgences of measles and whooping cough over the past few months, thus making headlines in major newspapers around the world. Therefore, to help keep your children and other safe make sure they are fully immunized.

Remember, your decision not to vaccinate your child doesn’t only put your own child at risk. It also puts at risk anyone who can’t be vaccinated due to allergies, immune-suppression disorders, or infants who are too young for vaccines.

Vaccination saves families time and money

A sick child from a vaccine preventable disease such as measles is likely to be denied entry to their school, thus causing them to miss valuable class time. More and more frequently, schools are requiring all unvaccinated students to stay home whenever there is an outbreak of measles, regardless of whether the child in question has measles or not.

Additionally, vaccine-preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities, therefore leading to more expenditure on medical bills or long-term disability care. This means getting childhood vaccinations against such diseases is an investment to a family and the society at large.

Myths about vaccines

The reason behind choosing against vaccinating children is based entirely on myths. One myth was perpetrated by a discredited “researcher” named Andrew Wakefield, who in 1998 published about a relation between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the development of autism. The study was not accepted in the scientific world, and it was later retracted by the journal that originally published it. However, the damage had already been done.

Don’t be fooled by the myths. Do the responsible thing and get your children vaccinated.

NOTE: I am not a medical professional, and this is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor before any medical treatment.

Published by , on February 16th, 2015 at 2:07 pm. Filled under: Uncategorized • Comments Off

How to Find a Good Preschool For Your Child

Finding a preschool for your child is as important as finding a good pediatrician for the child or finding a new job. This is because just like these situations, you should spend a lot of energy and time in ensuring that your get the best preschool for your toddler. So how do you ensure that you make the right choice? To achieve this you will need to know where to look and what to look for in a school.

Where to look for a school

There are schools everywhere but as a parent, especially for those taking a child to school for the very first time it may not be obvious where to look. The following sources should provide the information you need.

The internet. In this age of technology the internet is probably the most reliable source of information. Without having to move from the comfort of your home or office, go online and search for schools in your locality. There are many sites online that have lists of good schools and so you should easily find a list of some schools in your locality.

Ask friends and family. Of all the sources of information available to you this is probably the one that you will mostly rely on. You most likely have friends and family members who have gone through a similar situation and so they will be in a better position to advice you on where to find good schools.

Consult experts. A childcare resource and referral agency can be a good source of information when looking for a school. These are experts in this field and they can link you to accredited schools in your area.

The directories. The yellow pages can come in handy when finding a school but this will only give you basic information about the school and you cannot rely on them for issues like quality.

What to look for in a school

Now that you know where to find a school the next and more important step is choosing the best school. For this you will need to know what to look for in a good school.

Cost. The fee that the institution is charging is the first factor that you should consider. Whatever they are charging should be within your budget. Remember that as much as preschool is important you will still need to save for the other many years of school ahead for the child.

The distance from your home or work. In most occasions you may need to drop your child to school on your way to work and pick them later on. The further the school is from your home or work the more inconvenient it will be for you.

Accreditation of the school. A good school should be accredited because this shows that it meets the education standards required by the government.

Teacher-to-student ratio. If a teacher has more children to deal with then your child will obviously receive less attention. Children at this stage of development will require more attention.

The teaching philosophy of the school. There are different philosophies used by schools to educate toddlers e.g. Montessori teaching philosophy. Regardless of which they use they should be able to show how it will benefit your child.

Published by , on February 11th, 2015 at 3:27 pm. Filled under: Uncategorized • Comments Off