Being a stay at home mom can be hard. It can be challenging. It can be outright frustrating. But we all know that there is also endless joy to be had. Do the joyous moments outnumber the tough times? Not always.
It’s time to start taking care of ourselves, moms. Here are the top five easiest self-care strategies for moms that can be done every day.
It was important to my husband and me that we continue to see the world even after having kids. (It’s kind of a given when you are a bi-cultural couple!) So when the chance to travel for 6 weeks throughout Australia came up after our first was born, we immediately said “Yes!”
So many influencers recommend taking a weekend getaway by yourself or going to the spa weekly, but from my experience and speaking with countless women about this subject that is not always sustainable or even doable when you have little ones…let alone the impact it can have on your budget! So today, I’m sharing easy and practical ways to create a self-care routine for busy moms.
One of the most important topics that doesn’t get talked about is the loneliness and isolation as a new mom. I think for outsiders it is a hard concept to grasp because they may automatically think, “How can you be lonely when you have a beautiful baby by your side, a supportive spouse, and a caring family?”
The more families and couples I see in private practice, the more I realize it’s challenging in this day and age to completely avoid burnout in our society. Our schedules are as busy as ever, and we are always on the go.
I grew up hearing this phrase in the athletic world, but it wasn’t until I became a Chief Household Officer that I fully grasped the meaning of “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Think about it: Without teamwork, there is no dream moving forward…just a burnt out person trying to do it all on their own!
With every year that passes, the family dynamic gets more complex. Schedules get busier, and it seems we need something to reconnect with the family. One thing that people do in a business to keep everyone on the same page is have weekly meetings.
When I see couples for therapy, one of the first things I notice is that they are no longer full of gratitude. They are in a place where they take each other for granted. They no longer see the benefits that the other brings, and they are stuck in a negative feedback loop.