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I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

Make yourself at home.

Havin' a 'Me Party'

Last night’s party guests:

  • J.R. Watkins Calming Bath Soak
  • DIY shea butter moisturizer
  • DIY lip scrub
  • Essie nail polish in Bahama Mama
  • Not pictured: "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain

In a few short weeks, life is gonna change. Big time.

As we prepare for a tiny person to turn our lives upside down, I’m trying to really appreciate the quieter nights (and lazier mornings), the dinners for two, the quality alone time I’m about to (at least temporarily) forfeit.

Instead of pining for her "to just get here already," I want to take advantage of the here and now: of warm baths and at-home manicures and reading too late before bed.

Because I don’t want to regret not doing these things while I had the chance.

And because I want to find little "me time" indulgences that I can easily reintroduce into my life once the little one and I get used to each other. 'Cause mama's gonna need 'em.

New moms out there, how do you take time for you? What's your favourite way to unwind? (Please include "glass of wine" in your answer.)

Monday’s reading list: Canadian rom-coms and Yelp reviews of newborns

Ignoring the Pregnancy Police