Mommy Monday- Taking Care of Mommy (YOU)

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Usually on Mommy Monday I like to share tips and tricks to make your life easier as a Mommy, for your kiddos…but this week I want to talk about taking care of yourself.

For the sake of your sanity, and the benefit of your children, remember to never neglect yourself. I know that’s easy to say, and harder to implement. But, keep in mind:

  • A well-rested Mommy will parent better.
  • A Mommy who takes the time for herself, will enjoy time spent with her child(ren) more
  • A well-fed Mommy will be less likely to snap at her child(ren) (and Husband!).
  • A happy Mommy is a better Mommy.

I see this often in my every day life, so I know that other Mom’s out there are going through the same struggles…Especially in the trenches of newborn-hood when you aren’t sleeping, or forgetting to feed yourself, because you spend 2/3 of your day feeding your baby.

Don’t neglect yourself.

Enlist help if you must; your significant other, family member, or friend.

Take a long hot shower, or soak in the tub.

Take a walk around your neighborhood…get outside.

Go to a coffee shop and savor your drink, and maybe a snack.

Sit down, and relax with a good book.

Go see a movie- just to let your mind focus on something else for awhile.

Go get a haircut or your nails done.

It IS NOT selfish. You are doing your family a favor by taking care of yourself. Your mental health will thank you!

I can not even tell you how revitalizing it is to go have dinner with some friends or to take a shopping trip without worrying about your little one. It makes me a better mom! And, it doesn’t hurt my little guy either, because he misses me when I’m gone, and it makes him much more excited to see me. Especially, as a stay at home Mom- he gets a little sick of me sometimes.

So, Mom’s of the world- give yourself a break, a moment to yourself, you deserve it. You are doing the most important work, my good friend always reminds me- holy work.

*Check out some other Mommy Monday posts, and come back next week for more Mommy Tips and Tricks*

Also, Check back tomorrow for my newest book review!

3 Comments

  1. Life Breath Present

    June 29, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Revitalizing is the most perfect word for how I feel after taking time to care for myself, without pressure of anything else! With our second on the way, I’m wondering how I’ll still take care of myself while also caring for 2 children at once. I’m sure it’ll be hard, but I’ll eventually find a rhythm. I do know taking care of myself will be ever more important with 2 children under foot 😉

    1. mrsbishop

      June 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Good luck with the second! And yes, self care is so very important. Even a few minutes to yourself can change your outlook on the entire day.

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