This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and Duncan Hines. All opinions are my own.
Can I just get real honest with you guys for a minute? Sometimes at the end of the day, I just need a little me time and sometimes I feel a little guilty about that. Working full-time as a registered nurse I care for people all day. It’s the job I always wanted to do and I absolutely love it. Then, when I get home I’m a mama to two beautiful girls– and trust me, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It just gets to be a lot, sometimes, being the caretaker day in and day out. Sometimes I just need a few moments to myself to take a couple uninterrupted deep breaths, to think or not think, and to just exhale and relax. You know what I mean?
I was just joking with a friend the other day that sometimes I’m just so exhausted at the end of the day. I get both girls to bed and I should really go to bed myself, but sometimes it’s just nice to spend a couple extra minutes awake in the silence of the night to just care for myself.
Can I get an amen?
If I don’t fall asleep when I’m putting Mckenna to bed (because trust me, that happens on almost a nightly basis), I like to get-up finish picking up the living room or putting away the dishes, and then it’s time for some serious me time. The lights are low, the house is quiet and you better believe my sweet tooth is looking for some attention!
I don’t like to have a lot of sweets in the house, but sometimes you just need a little chocolate. These new Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 treats are my new go-to treat for these occasions! They’re individually portioned pouches of cake mix that are quick and easy to make. Just stir in a liquid (water, milk, coffee, you name it) in an 8oz mug and you’re about 1 minute away from a delicious, warm and chocolatey treat. My favorite part? You don’t have to wash a mixer, measuring utensils, cake pans, etc. All it takes is a mug and a spoon– voila! AND another bonus? No need to heat up the whole house by turning on the oven!
My favorite way to enjoy? Warm in my mug with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. It’s almost like a chocolate lava cake and totally and completely drool-worthy.
What’s your favorite way to spend alone time?
What flavor of Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 would you like to try?