Self_Care

I am a firm believer in the plain fact that in order to be a good mother, friend and partner. You HAVE to take care of yourself!

I don’t mean making sure you shower regularly..

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..because let’s face it, I’ve gone a few days without being able to shower..

…or getting to shave your legs. Even going to the bathroom you may have an audience..So take care of yourself too. Kids go down for a nap, throw on a face mask, relax for what feels like a second. Your body will thank you for the momentary relaxation! 🙂

Sometimes though you have to choose between catching some Z’s, and cleansing.

I’m also referring to the overwhelming feeling of helplessness sometimes we feel..the self-doubt that you are letting your child down in some way…the fact that you’re a “horrible parent” because you were too tired to feed them anything else but chicken nuggets and fries.

Stop. Right. There.

Yes, Every parent has a different way of raising their children. But we all have one thing in common. At least one thing up there I listed, you are not the only person who feels that way.

Here at EveryDayMom, I have my fair share of days where I don’t even want to get off the couch. Mindlessly watching Curious George while my kids play.

Dishes need put away? Probably.

Laundry needed folded? Always.

Dinner to start? Is there a pizza I can throw in?

We’ve all been there! But you know what to do? You can either push through to bedtime, or you can delegate “to-do’s” so you’re not constantly buried in “stuff to do”. I am definently in that “delegate” catagory, if I wasn’t I’d lose my everloving mind!

I was also referring to not having a connection…a “momnection” if you will.

Someone to lean on when days are dragging and you are overwhelmed.

There are tons of Mom apps to refer to if you need someone to talk to. Lots of Facebook groups too! Check your local searches!

Feel free to message me!!! I am an amazing listener!

If you have an app that you LOVE that you use to talk to other parents, please comment below and share the love!

Because at the end of the day, we all do the best we can, and our children are awesome!!!!

xoxoxo

-A



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