Parents Self-Care

Parents Self-Care


– I think mom time is
the most important thing that a woman can do for herself
once she becomes a mother. Being able to feel your own energy and give yourself some
kind of emotional goodness or support, do something for you, helps you feel better about you. When you feel better about you, you feel better about
yourself as a mother, and your kids see you happy and glowing. And there are so many
ways to sneak in mom time and I think that a lot of
mothers don’t like to do it because they feel like
they’re being selfish or they’re, “I’m taking time for myself. “I’m supposed to be on duty 24/7.” But taking time for yourself as a mother, being able to take a bath
in the middle of the day, it is one of the most luxurious, cheapest things you can
possibly do for yourself. Take a 20-minute nap. Maybe at the end of the night, if you’re not totally exhausted, have sex with your husband. (laughs) Just do it. Find time for yourself to do
something that feels good, that connects you to who
you are as a woman inside. One of my favorite things to do when I take mom time
is to go get a massage. If I have a solid hour,
that is the one thing I feel I can completely relax and
it’s the best thing for me. Another great thing for mom time, and this may not sound
so much like mom time, but I love to bake and sometimes just picking
one item to cook or to bake or one dish that I really love or I know that someone in my
household also really loves, just taking some time to really spend time working on the ingredients
or enjoying cooking, to me, is very calming, very centering. But that’s something that I enjoy and I think every mom has to figure out what is their favorite hobby, what is the thing they love to do, find time once a week,
one hour a week minimum to go and do it. Shut off your phone, tell your kids you are off duty, and go find time to
indulge in that one hour. You will be a broader
woman, a happier woman, and a better mother for it.

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