Thoughts Of A Sleep Deprived Mom

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Sleep, what a topic! It’s common knowledge by now that when you become a parent sleep becomes a distant memory. Most people dread this part of being a parent because it is one of the harder things we have to deal with physically. When you are pregnant with your first baby people tell you what to expect, but expecting doesn’t prepare you for the physical toll. Some people think ‘I’ve been without sleep for a few days, or maybe a week so I will be fine’ but the loss of sleep could last for YEARS! Tom always liked to say “I used to work 36 hour shifts in the hospital without any sleep. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again”, but he conveniently forgets that he did it 20 years ago!! Lucky for him I did 100% of the night care with Audrey and I’ll do it with the next baby too.  It’s like being anorexic, only with the zzzZZZ. Parents are ‘sleeporexic’! If you don’t eat properly it will take a toll, just like not getting adequate sleep. Who can function without sleep? Well parents try, what choice do we have? I’m at the point now where I’m always tired. I love the idea of getting a nice restful sleep, but it never seems to happen. My hubby is wonderful at letting me sleep in (9am) on the weekends, but my body isn’t. My mommy brain has to decide between sleep and getting something done. Do I want to take advantage of an early bedtime or wash another load of laundry? Most of the time I choose to get something done. Sometimes when I get a “normal” amount of sleep it makes me slow all day. It even gives me a headache! So I long for more sleep but when I get it I don’t feel well. Ahhhh long gone are those pre-baby days where sleep was plentiful. Being a parent is a new phase of life and lack of sleep is part of it. I do miss the pre-baby days, but those days came and went like they were supposed to. I don’t feel like I let them go too soon, timing was great. It doesn’t mean that I don’t drool when I imagine how easy sleep used to be.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit DUPE!

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I purchased the Anastasia Contour Kit  a few months ago and I liked it but was very unhappy with the price. $40 seems a bit high in my opinion. I was browsing Groupon the other day and I saw this

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-aesthetica-cosmetics-contouring-kits

The Aesthetica Cosmetics Contour Kit was being sold for $19.99 and my goodness it looks JUST like the Anastasia Contour Kit at HALF THE PRICE! Now this is something I can work with. I was so excited for a possible dupe and I ordered it. It just arrived today and guess what, it is a perfect DUPE. I would even guess that it came from the same manufacturer. These 2 palettes are identical in texture and color. Needless to say I am THRILLED to have found this DUPE. When the Groupon is sold out make sure you guys search on Amazon, I saw it on there too. WOHOOOOO I am so happy!