Forget buying food, I need to highlight my hair..

This post is a part 2.  Part 1 dealt with ways to help moms of young children deal with the ‘dailyness’ of Motherhood! You can read it here.

Today, I wanted to encourage those same moms to find ways to pamper themselves.

I needed to ‘borrow’ from the food budget envelope to enjoy some of these indulgences, but I came up with some ideas that worked. Like……my family never missed the  1/2 pound of meat in their tacos, instead of 1 pound. That way I stretched the meat to 2 meals. Or, adding LOTS of ice cubes and using straws in glasses of water, seemed more fun than a silly, artificially colored juice, so it wasn’t missed, at least occasionally.





I used the borrowed money to treat myself to…..

-Dunkin Donuts  ground coffee. Drinking my 2 cups of coffee a day were my ‘Ahhhh  moments’

-Getting my hair cut and/or highlighted at a relatively expensive salon because I loved the stylist !

-A subscription to my favorite magazine

-Yard sale hunting several times a month throughout the summer

My treats might not do a thing for you, but I think that it’s important that we each enjoy some indulgences!

What are some of yours?

I’d also like to introduce a new blog called Faith on Fulton.  The blog, was recently started by a friend named Krystal. She has a great sense of humor and is  a gifted writer! You can find her blog here!


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Bonni is the author of Mom By Example

About Bonni

What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!