Summer “Me Time” As a Mom of Two

Summer “Me Time” As a Mom of Two

I’m the first one to admit: As a mother of two I don’t get much free time, but when I do I like to catch up on my favorite magazines!

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Weekends are typically very busy for me. We do most of our grocery shopping then and while I was doing my weekly shopping at Jewel-Osco, I decided to pick up the July 7th issue of InStyle while I was checking out. Afterwards I headed to the laundromat to wash all of our blankets and comforters (we officially moved into our new house and I wanted everything tidy and clean). I don’t mind the laundromat at all, in fact, I like it. That’s my time to sit down and read. At home I’m always surrounded by my boys, and my eldest son, Kingston barely gives me a break these days.

As a wife, and working mom of 2 boys I cannot stress enough how important it is to find some ‘me time.’ Most of us know that self-care is essential for happiness. But do we actually take the time to do so? I must admit, I often feel like taking time for ourselves is selfish, but that’s so silly of me to think! We have been taught that we must work hard to deserve health and happiness. I mean I even put a lot of pressure on myself. I want to be the perfect wife, mother and entrepreneur…but let’s face it: Nobody is perfect, and there’s nothing wrong with the idea of rewarding yourself with some ‘me time’ every once in a while, in fact, it’s good for you…even if that means going to the laundromat on your own.

Whether it’s the latest InStyle, PEOPLE, or Sunset magazine, go grab yourself a copy and award yourself! You can visit your local participating Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randall’s, Shaw’s, Star Market, Carr’s, or Acme Market and save $2 with this link for the coupon at Jewel-Osco and this link for the coupon at your local Safeway banner store. Be inspired, drink your favorite drink or even head to the laundromat :), and simply relax! Simply commit to spending the time to read!


When you treat yourself well, it will trickle down to everything else in life! Whether it is going to a park to read your favorite magazine or book for a half hour, etc.—it’ll be worth it and it’s a crucial part of living a full life. Carving out time for yourself is vital for keeping yourself healthy, and that means a happier family and more productive work and/or school life.

How about you?! Which magazine do you like to read while enjoying some “Me Time; PEOPLE, InStyle, Style Watch®, Real Simple®, Sunset, or Southern Living® and why?! Be sure to comment below for a chance to win a $50 Albertsons gift card!

As always, thanks much for reading & have a lovely day!




  1. July 26, 2017 / 3:46 AM

    First of all, I love this fun photoshoot you have done. I love to read Glamour magazine and there’s a free mag in the UK called the Stylist which I pick up every Wednesday.

    Mich x

  2. Andrea Nine
    July 26, 2017 / 5:30 AM

    Magazines are so fun, I have always loved them. You look so so darling Vanessa, just cute as a button!!

  3. July 26, 2017 / 6:59 AM

    I am with you and having ‘me’ time is so important. So glad to hear you dedicate time for yourself as I’m sure the boys keep your hands full always!

  4. July 26, 2017 / 7:56 AM

    I now that I’m a mom myself, I honestly couldn’t agree more about how important it is to have some me time every once in a while. As a mom to a newborn, I’m always on demand, so when Eddie gets home and I have the chance, I escape a little to paint my nails, do my hair, or a facial mask and it feels so good! I feel like when we take the time to cater to ourselves, we’re then the BEST version of ourselves, which is particularly important as a wife and mother. I haven’t read magazines in a while though, I must admit, especially InStyle, it’s been so long; I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  5. Cora
    July 26, 2017 / 10:11 AM

    That’s my favorite magazin too..Of course it’s a must to have own breaktime, and with a favorite magazin to read is perfect…
    Have a nice day Sweetie…

  6. July 26, 2017 / 12:37 PM

    So beautiful, dear V., I loved the pictures! I also like Instyle and I have some pictures to upload with Glamour and Elle, some magazines that I also like 🙂 And yes, that is the me-moment that people have, a nice magazine or a book, of course, or painting, or cooking for fun – anything that our heart wishes and that pleases us, that is sooo important! I am glad you have some me-moments, I hope you go on enjoying many of them! (Or as many as the busy life of a mom allows!) Hugs and kisses, dear V.!

  7. July 26, 2017 / 1:52 PM

    You look so so good for being a mother of two! It is always important to give yourself that ‘me’ time 🙂

    xo Tina
    IG: @tinasweetheart

  8. accordingtoblaire
    July 26, 2017 / 3:01 PM

    You definitely deserve some you time! you are such a good mama 🙂
    I used to read people and instyle all the time! I need to make some more me time!

  9. Jodie
    July 26, 2017 / 3:29 PM

    I’m a big fan of InStyle–so much so that I buy a subscription to it every year!! I think it’s always so fun to be able to have some “me” time and enjoy a magazine!!

  10. gymbagsandjetlags
    July 26, 2017 / 4:04 PM

    There’s some so LUX have finally getting to sit down with an in-print magazine. You 1000% deserve it girl!

    🍉 Pia

  11. Aditi Oberoi Malhotra
    July 26, 2017 / 6:13 PM

    Stunning as always!! Beautiful shots!
    Adi xx

  12. Shannon Jenkins
    July 26, 2017 / 10:17 PM

    Ok how adorable are these pictures?! InStyle is my favorite!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  13. Aimara
    July 27, 2017 / 10:55 AM

    OMG these pics are adorable!!!!
    I love reading In-Style too and couldn’t agree more with you! Time for ourselves is 100% necessary!

  14. July 28, 2017 / 2:31 AM

    Me time is so important, not just in the summer but all the time. We deserve it *wink*

    Jessica |

  15. July 28, 2017 / 8:25 AM

    I don’t have kids, but I still don’t have much me time – full time job, husband, 2 dogs, a house we are fixing up … There just aren’t enough hours in the day! Reading is my favorite “me time” activity. On our beach vacation, I bought a few fashion magazines & read them (something I really hadn’t done in a long time) and I was so excited! So I am planning on taking a little time every so often to read one.


  16. Kat@Home. Made. Interest.
    August 2, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    It’s so important for busy moms, and busy women in general, to find time for themselves. Thanks for this reminder!

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