Confidence to sleep in-thanks to U by Kotex® and CVS!

26 Oct

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser.  It’s how I keep confidence during my period.  It includes a coupon.  All opinions are mine.


U by Kotex® and CVS are my partners in crime when it’s that time of the month.  They give women the #ConfidenceUDeserve.  As a working mother (that’s sort of an oxymoron right?), I am constantly on the go with my to-do list in tow.  Errands, my career, my child…all get a piece of me on a daily basis.


U by Kotex® at CVS on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad #ConfidenceUDeserve


Normally I can handle all the usual pressures with ease and still maintain the confidence that is expected of a professional woman.  But I must confess, it is a little bit more difficult to “play the part” when my period is present.


For me, that time of the month makes me tired.  Curl up in a ball anywhere kind of tired.  Hey, we all need a break once in a while!  Instead of lamenting all of the reasons why being a woman isn’t fair (actually I wouldn’t have it any other way), I decided to take my monthly gift as just that, a gift to myself; the gift of sleep.  Now I lovingly look forward to my “relax and reenergize” week.


I no longer feel guilty about taking it easy and getting to bed early.  My body needs the break and my mind thanks me for it.  During this time, I make sleep a sport.  Early to bed, naps if I can sneak them, and just relaxing in general.  My family knows that this is mom’s “me time” and they respect that I’m taking care of myself.


U by Kotex® at CVS on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad #ConfidenceUDeserve


At work, I can go all day everyday knowing that once a month, I will allow myself to disengage and recoup.  I’m calmer, more confident in my decisions (now that my brain is clearly rested) and quite the antithesis of what my staff would expect, if they knew my secret.  Sleep re-energizes my lady power!


I get extra sleep with a bedtime routine that remains the same each period.


I shower and apply lavender essential oils to my pillowcase and wrists.  Just one sniff of the peaceful scent gets me ready to relax.  If you don’t care for oils, a scented candle would do the trick.


U by Kotex® at CVS on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad #ConfidenceUDeserve


I supplement my normal vitamins with melatonin which helps me fall asleep faster.  Obviously you’ll want to check with your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you to use.


U by Kotex® at CVS on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad #ConfidenceUDeserve


I pull out my cozy pj’s and fuzzy socks and hop into bed.  I end the day with tales of gallant men whisking me away to some far off tropical island.  (ok cheesy I know, but don’t judge)


U by Kotex® at CVS on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad #ConfidenceUDeserve

U by Kotex® at CVS on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad #ConfidenceUDeserve


Lastly, I make sure that the bedroom is dark; pitch black.  I accomplish this with room darkening panels that enhance my privacy.  I also use this cute sleep mask that I found at CVS.  Yes, it scared the daylights out of hubby the first time he saw me wear it, but now it’s just another cue that it’s my time.  He takes the hint.


U by Kotex® at CVS on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad #ConfidenceUDeserve


If you prefer to sleep a lot more during your period, you can trust that U by Kotex® 3D Capture Core® with Xpress DRI will keep wetness where it belongs; not on your lady parts!


I love that our CVS is open 24 hours/day so I have more confidence knowing that I can pick up my essentials quickly and get back on track, anytime I need them.

CVS and U by Kotex® offer #ConfidenceUDeserve



Be sure to grab this coupon for $2 off your next U by Kotex® purchase and go now and check out more of the U by Kotex® feminine hygiene line!  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter too.


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Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

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