Category Archives: Homemaker

Time management

Time management will always be an issue for me. I have a difficult time following my own market and cooking schedule. The result is dismal as I end up buying ready-to-eat food from the nearest carenderia most of the time. I hate it when I fail to provide the best meal for the family. It makes me feel like a bad parent. I admire a mommy friend who’s doing a good job in managing her time in the kitchen and come up with great tasting meal. Not only is she a good cook but a clutter-buster. She manages the household without a helper and for that she deserves the best luxury apartment rental in paris treat from her better half. I won’t be surprised if she’s one pampered housewife. If I have someone to look up to when it comes to time management, it would be her no less.

Protect Your Hands When Doing the Dishes

Ask any lady who toils away, washing the dirty dishes in the school kitchen what her biggest skin problem is, and she’ll probably tell you that it’s her dry hands. Moms- or Dads- at home may find themselves faced with the same dilemma as well.

Doing the dishes- even with rubber gloves on- tends to dry out the skin on your hands. Although you can’t entirely ditch the duty of doing the dishes, there are some things you can do to help alleviate the problem:

As soon as you get up in the morning, use a fragrance-free skin moisturizer on your hands. Wait five minutes after the first application, and slather on some more. When your hands are dry, they absorb moisture faster.

When doing the dishes, use thicker and longer dish gloves to make sure that no water seeps into the gloves and irritates your skin.

Apply a thick layer of lotion on your hands, and leave them overnight. Wear breathable knit gloves, to keep your hands from sweating, as sweat only further irritates the skin.

Steer clear of hand sanitizers with alcohol. Alcohol strips your skin of moisture more than soap and water does.

The key to keeping your hands soft is to treat your skin all day long- not just before or after doing the dishes.