Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Back to school is often a very emotional time for kids and also for their parents.  On one hand we are so excited to get our lives back again after the long summer days of "what are we going to do today?" On the other hand, there is always that bit of anxiety about whether our kids will have a good experience at school. Especially if your child is moving to a new school.  We hit the ground running as soon as they're on the bus or out the car door.  Cramming in as much "me time" as we possibly can before they return tired, hungry and very needy.  Our "me time" is a blip on the radar of a 24 hour day.  So how can we possibly get everything done in our day and still stay connected to ourselves and stay peaceful?

-Starting the day with a 5 minute meditation is a big key for me to staying grounded. Just creating that intention for the day and connecting to what ever makes you tick is so important in helping you feel better about yourself. 
-Getting ready in the morning can be a mini spa experience. I use coconut oil in my hair and on my body in the shower. Leaving it on for an extra 5 minutes there hydrates my skin and hair and minimizes the amount of products I need to use after. Also, I LOVE masks for the face.  Jurlique makes some wonderful purifying, hydrating and rejuvinating masks that only need to be left on for a few minutes. So as I'm brushing my teeth I apply a mask.  Talk about multi-tasking.
-Lastly, when it comes to beauty you know how I feel.  Less is more.  There is nothing more beautiful than natural beauty. When you can look in the mirror and like what you see-for exactly how you appear, you my friend have arrived!!  That's why I created my makeup line, dedra.  My line is a 5 minute makeup application.  It allows you to look like YOU.  And for us moms on the go, feeling good and looking good in no time sets the stage for a good day for everyone!!

You can see all the products that create my 5 minute makeup application at dedrabeauty.com