I’ve never been particularly indulgent when it comes to grooming or self-care rituals. I know you wanted that info about me, and you'er welcome. I mean, sure, I have my favorite products and go-to techniques, and I like how I feel after using them. However, and for the most part, my routine is just that: a routine. It’s more about function than anything else, with a few specific exceptions. There some things I do that I'm going to assume are the very things every mom does when she has the bathroom finally to herself, to I do take great pleasure in knowing that I am not alone in my solo-bathroom ventures.
As a working mom, free time is never quite as easy to come by as I’d like it to be. Still, and even though it's difficult, I’ve found occasional ways to grab a few extra minutes here and there. Spoiler alert: the bathroom is one of the places that can help achieve that goal.
Unfortunately, it’s not because my toddler recognizes the closed door is a barrier, because he absolutely does not (although we are working on it). Honestly, t’s because my partner does, and he can help steer my toddler away from that precious barrier-of-a-door, or at least make a valiant effort to/ When he’s successful, here’s a sampling of what I (and most moms, I’m assuming) am up to in there: