Moming is hard work! These resources for moms will help you de-stress, provide your family with a healthy home environment, and find some much-needed me time to recharge your batteries.
These resources for moms include:
- Free self-care ideas
- Free yoga
- Homemade nontoxic cleaning products
- Easy DIY beauty products
- Printable journal and planner pages
- Positive parenting resources & printables
Free self-care for moms
One particularly difficult day I started crying at my husband about how I couldn’t pour from an empty cup any longer. That’s when I knew I absolutely had to take some time for myself.
Unfortunately, finding time for yourself as a mom can be incredibly difficult. Even if you can fid someone to watch your child, you may end up feeling mom guilt. Maybe you feel guilty about spending money on yourself, or maybe you feel like you “should” be doing something else. (Like putting away that load of laundry…)
That’s why I put together a list of free self-care ideas for busy moms that aren’t painting your nails.
DIY natural bath & beauty products
I’m a fanatical ingredients label reader. I want to know what’s in everything! Too many body care products have extraneous, and potentially harmful, ingredients. I know my daughter will want to use any lotion or soap she finds at home and I want to make sure it’s as safe as possible for her.
Because many natural skincare products are expensive, I studied natural skincare formation with the School of Natural Skincare. I learned that natural, safe body care products can be easy to make and affordable, too.
These are a few of the popular DIY bath & beauty recipes on The Artisan Life:
For a compete listing of everything that’s currently published, please see this page with DIY skincare recipes.
Homemade cleaning products
The ingredients in many cleaning products, even supposedly “green” ones, are shocking. I always browse the Environmental Working Group database before buying a new cleaning product to make sure I’m getting items that are as safe as possible.
Unfortunately, many safer, healthier cleaning products expensive and/or difficult to find.
That’s why I enjoy making many of my own cleaning products. Here are some of the most popular cleaning product recipes on The Artisan Life:
See all homemade cleaning product recipes here.
Planner and journal printables
Mom brain is real! Keep yourself organized and on-track with free printable planners and journals. Here are a few of the most popular planner and journal printables on The Artisan Life:
- Free homeschool teacher planner
- Free printable to-do lists
- Free printable habit trackers
- Free printable bill trackers
Please see this page for more planner & journal printables.
As a mom, I know how difficult it can be to actual attend an in-person yoga class. Although I’m not currently teaching in a studio (because of my toddler), I am a Registered Yoga Teacher. I love sharing accessible yoga practices so you can do yoga from the comfort and convenience of your home.
Here are a few of the most popular Artisan Life yoga classes:
See more accessible yoga practices and nontoxic yoga equipment reviews.
Healthy, lower-waste home
Moms make many of the purchasing decisions for their families. We have the power to pick healthier, more sustainable products that are better for our families and the environment.
This post on aluminum foil alternatives is one of the most popular posts here on The Artisan Life.
If you want to know more about simple swaps you can make to have an impact on your family’s health and the environment, visit this page about creating a healthy home.
What is positive parenting?
Positive parenting focuses on creating a strong parent-child relationship that is based on communication and mutual respect. It isn’t a lax, anything goes “permissive” parenting. Positive parents set realistic standards for their children and communicate them with clear expectations. They also explain the “why,” not just the what. Positive parents help empower their children and treat them with dignity and respect.
If you want to empower your child instead of threaten and bribe them, these posts can help: