We all know that when you have kids, taking time to take care of yourself as a mama isn't always a major priority. That's why we've decided to create the 5 Minutes for Mama series. Each week we'll give you five tips that will take less than 5 minutes to do on how you can look after yourself as a mother so that you can be your best self for your family. There will be a different theme for each week. This week we're looking at indoor gardening because plants bring life, nutrients and oxygen into our homes.
1. Start a micro-greens garden in your kitchen
Grow micro greens on a sunny windowsill in your kitchen to use in healthy meals for yourself and your family. They're quick to plant and only take a few weeks to grow before you can harvest them. We love this tutorial.
2. Grow lavender indoors and use it for relaxation
Lavender can thrive in the right indoor environment. Once initially planted, it needs very little regular watering. It smells amazing and can be used in baking, baths + under your pillow to help you relax. We suggest using this care guide to help you on your way.
3. Decorate using a Mother-in-law's Tongue
Plants brighten up a space and bring life into a room. So if you want a quick way decorate your living room, we suggest using various different plants. Our favourite indoor plant for decoration is the Mother-in-law's Tongue because of its beautifully patterned leaves and the fact that it needs minimal care. Learn more about indoor plants here.
4. Bring colour onto your desk by making a succulent garden
Succulents are some of the easiest and prettiest plants to keep indoors. They need very minimal care and watering which makes them perfect for you busy mamas out there. They can be small enough to put on your desk too. We LOVE this succulent garden tutorial.
5. Beautify your bathroom with air plants
We love air plants because they're simple and beautiful. They can be hung anywhere in the house but we suggest the bathroom because they will thrive off the moisture in the air after showers and baths and that means less watering. They're great because they don't involve soil and can be hung high so you don't need to worry about little toddlers knocking them over and spilling soil everywhere. Here are some air plant care and styling tips.
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