Making time for me… How? + manicure/pedicure giveaway!

Being a mother is no easy job; It’s a full-time job that gets no breaks.  I am a wife, a mom to four children, and a home maker.  I am a cook, a housekeeper, a laundry machine operator, a janitor, a driver, a homeschool teacher (3rd grade, 1st grade and Kindergarten teacher, in fact), a facilities manager, a psychologist…  You get the point.  We have a lot on our plates, and it’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed about it all!

So how do I do it all? How do we as moms, do it all?!  How do we keep it all in order, how do we stay calm and keep our sanity?

One thing that helps me get through each day is prayer.  If you haven’t tried it lately, I’d highly suggest you do!  It helps me stay calmer, keep things in perspective.  When I am having a particularly bad day, I can often backtrack and realize my day didn’t start with prayer! It’s easy for life to get crazy and hectic with all we do, but with God it can be so much easier! I am so thankful to know I have Him to rely on when life gets crazy for help and calm.

Whatever you do to keep yourself calm and get through the day, it is still necessary to get some time away. Unfortunately “me time” is a word that we seldom hear, let alone get to experience.

I am one of those moms who hates to be away from her children.  When I am away from them, I call to check in- often. It’s not that I worry for their safety, I just really like to be around them! But I still need time away, time for quiet, time for pampering, time for relaxing.

Most often, a simple trip to the store without the kids is “relaxing” for me.  However, my wonderful mother always gets me a pedicure for my birthday; a real treat!!  A few times for my birthday or for our anniversary, my amazing husband has gotten me a pedicure and massage; again, a huge treat!  It’s a nice break from the kids, not too short, not too long.  And I get a little attention and relaxation. Complete perfection!

Have you ever used Eversave? If not, you really need to!  Eversave is a website that offers a great “save” every day on tons of different retailers in your local area; from 50% – 90% off regular price!  Sign up to get each daily deal sent directly to your email so you don’t miss out!  With Eversave you can take some much needed “me time” at at least half the price; You can’t beat that!

Recently Eversave surveyed over 700 moms and 35% percent said they find time for themselves once a month,  and their preferred way to spend that time is pampering themselves with manicures, pedicures, facials and other spa treatments. 

What do you do to for “me time”?  If you fall into the 35% mentioned above (and live in the Phoenix Metro area), you’ll definitely want to head over to Eversave right now and take advantage of today’s deal: $30 for Shellac manicure/Lacquer pedicure at The V Spot salon in Scottsdale, AZ (a $75 value)!  You can buy multiple saves and keep them all for yourself, or use them as gifts for friends and family (perfect for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries). AND if you’re a new member, you’ll get this deal for $27 ($3 off when you use your $3 new member credit)! Not in the Phoenix Metro area? Head over to Eversave and see what your local deal is today (today’s Eversave deals will be on spa treatments)!

Win It: How’d you like to take some “me time” and get pampered with a manicure/pedicure?!  Thanks to Eversave, one reader will win two saves (one for you, one for a friend!) for a free Shellac manicure/ Lacquer pedicure at The V Spot in Scottsdale! (Giveaway open to Arizona readers only. More giveaways in different cities are available! See Mom Generations for additional blogs participating in Eversave’s Back-to-Beauty blog carnival)

To Enter: Please wait for the Rafflecopter form below to load completely, then complete the mandatory entries.  Additional entries are optional.  Be sure to click “I Did This” once you’ve completed each entry!

This giveaway will be open until 09/19 at 12:01AM (EST). Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.

I wrote this post while participating in the Back-to-Beauty blog carnival with Eversave and MomGenerations.  As compensation for this post, I will be receiving a coupon from Eversave for a manicure and pedicure.  No other compensation was received. Please see my terms of use for more information.


  1. I love, love, LOVE pedicures!!! I usually go with a pack of friends (yes, a pack… the establishment is swarmed with us!). We visit and draw others that are there into our circle. After a while, it's like a party! My daughters love them, too. We go for special occasions…birthdays, mostly…together. I don't go as often as I would like. Budgets get in the way of it all. Right now, my toenails are a calendar tracking the time with the naked nail from my cuticle to the half-moon coral brilliance since my last pampering. Oh, I love the full-nail color with some froo-froo designs and jewel on the big toenail. My oldest daughter vacillates from kapow! color and design to french manis, with colored tips. My youngest likes the PINK and designs, too. Thanks, Alesha for hosting and Eversave for providing!!! I hope I win!!! (Wow, I am wordy today!!)

  2. For me time, I like to chill and craft or enter contests after the kids go to bed

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

  3. Pedicures are definitely my me time! 🙂

  4. I don't get much me time, but I do enjoy getting a massage. But currently I get me time by sewing for my grandson.

    joyerast at hotmail dot com


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