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Embracing My Vision Of Comfort


I tend to be a very organized, optimistic, high energy, check stuff off my spreadsheet kind of a person. My husband refers to me as Type A. I’m pretty sure it’s the spreadsheets that led him to that conclusion. I don’t let much slow me down or put a damper on my spirits. Having 5 kids means I have to be on my game all the time just to keep up with them. Do you know what happens when a mom with 5 kids stops being on top of things? You find the 3 year old covered head to toe with black Sharpie, the 6 year old holding the offending Sharpie, the 9 year old creating some kind of a science experiment in the kitchen, and well, you see where I’m going with this. I like to keep everything in my household running smoothly which keeps all my kids happy and the end result is a happy mom.     


Unfortunately I can’t be on my game all the time. There is one particular time of the month that shows up every four weeks like clockwork. You ladies know what I’m talking about. Your period, the dot, the crimson tide. Whatever you call it, every month it shows up with a vengeance, bringing with it painful cramps, pounding headaches, scary Sybil-inspired mood swings, and some seriously intense cravings for comfort foods.   


The one thing I want most during that time of the month is to just be comfortable. On the days when I feel the worst I send my husband out of the house with all of the kids to give me a few hours to myself. As a busy mom with a very long To-Do list I find it really difficult to put my needs first but over the years I’ve realized that I’m a better mom when I do. So when those really bad period days happen I embrace my need for comfort to soothe the raging beast. I wear my softest pajamas, snuggle inside my fuzziest blanket with a hot cup of tea, and curl up on the couch to watch a marathon of my favorite television show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and then reading one of my favorite angst-ridden romance books on my Kindle. Laughing along with my favorite episodes and then sobbing along with my favorite book characters helps me relax and feel more like myself. I told you- Sybil inspired mood swings, y’all.     



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  • Wanda McHenry

    I pamper myself with relaxing music, a bubble bath and a glass of wine.

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  • Thomas Murphy

    I pamper myself by going out to a nice dinner.

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  • slehan

    I pamper myself by getting a massage every other week.
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  • Tabathia

    With a long bubble bath and my ereader

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  • Ellie W

    I pamper myself with a hot bubble bath and a good book.

  • AngelaLilly

    I pamper myself by shopping at the local co-op for my eggs. They cost more than 2x as much as the eggs in the store, but they are so much better for me, the chickens, and the planet!


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  • Betty Curran

    I pamper myself with me time with a nice long soak in the tub with a good book handy.

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  • Whitney Lynn Bellows

    I get a pedicure once a month to pamper myself.

  • Kerry

    I pamper myself at the hair salon every 6 weeks:)

  • erica best

    i love the showers

  • maria cantu

    With a hot bath.
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  • steve weber

    I like to get a full body massage to pamper myself.

  • Lisa Brown

    i like to pamper myself by taking a long, hot bath at least once a week.

  • bellows22

    I pamper myself by relaxing with a good book!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • rebeccagraham

    I pamper myself with a hot bath.

  • susan1215

    I pamper myself by taking a bubble bath, listening to music and reading a good book
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  • Wild Orchid

    I pamper myself by taking a bubble bath and lighting candles.

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  • markathy

    A good book and a peppermint pattie or 2

  • mylittlebirdie

    I take long, hot baths and just read my magazines!

  • Misty Lunceford

    I take long hot baths to pamper myself

  • sandra

    I try to escape for some me time at the gym

  • steve weber

    I will watch TV and veg out.

  • Elle

    I like to relax in a nice, warm bath with a good book or good music..or sometimes both!

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

  • rachel

    An hour shopping by myself!

  • Robin Wilson

    I cannot afford a full massage so I get a mani/pedi with extended massages!
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  • tina m

    i go to the spa and get a Starbucks coffee!

  • Rebecca W

    I pamper myself with a nice, hot bubble bath!

  • Kim Ripley

    I pamper myself with a glass of wine after a long day. It really helps me unwind and relax. I really enjoy having a glass by our bonfire at night.

  • hewella1

    I give myself a pedicure.

  • mysweetiepiepie

    I pamper myself with a nice, long hot bath.

  • JessieC

    I get my hair done once in a while to pamper myself.
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  • theniftyfoodie

    I give myself DIY facials once/week. I sometimes get pedicures too!

  • I don’t get a chance to pamper myself often, but going *anywhere* solo, grabbing a drink from Starbucks, or getting a back rub would all be wonderful. 🙂


  • Anna Pry

    i pamper myself by giving myself a pedicure and bubble bath pryfamily5@gmail.com

  • D Schmidt
  • D Schmidt

    I pamper myself by taking 15 minutes to myself
    to drink a cup of tea, paint my nails and catch up online.


  • cynthiac

    I pamper myself with a long hot shower and a facial.

  • Kayla Shiplet

    I pamper myself by leaving the kids at home with their dad and going to the library to sink into their comfy sofa and reading on a good book on Mondays when they are open late.

  • Madeline

    I pamper myself by stopping by Starbucks every once in a while after a visit to the grocery store.
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  • latanya t

    I take a bubble bath and read a good book
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  • Mia

    I pamper myself by eating delicious and healthy meals!

  • AnnaZed

    I pamper myself with a cup of tea and a hot bath.
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  • Natalie

    I pamper myself by engaging in regular aerobic exercise to decrease my stress level. I also love toe cuddle with my puppy.

  • I use nice lotions and soaps to pamper myself, and I drink coffee!

  • nicole dziedzic

    I pamper myself by relaxing out on the patio in the summer while an ice cold drink and a good book.

  • mami2jcn

    I take a bath and have a Mindy Project binge watching session on Hulu Plus.

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  • Rebecca Williams Parsons

    I pamper myself by using luxurious lotions and creams on my skin!

  • Jenni Casey

    I pamper myself by leaving the kids at home with Dad for the afternoon and getting out and browsing thrift stores!

  • Courtney Bella

    i take a nice bath with lots of bubbles, a glass of wine and a good book!

  • Elena Istomina

    I pamper myself by taking hot bath.

  • Gitisha

    I pamper myself by getting a massage, manicure and pedicure and hanging out with my girlfriends!