Mom tips to keep you sane!

by - October 05, 2018

Being a mom is hard. Let’s be real. It’s not a 9-5 thing but more of a when you open your eyes to when you close my eyes gig. As beautiful as my journey has been, I’ve had my fair share of struggles. Today, whether you’re a stay at home mom, a new mom or a mom on maternity leave I thought I’d share a few tips I have picked up that have helped my stay sane.

1. Self Care
I know it’s hard but give yourself at least 5 minutes everyday. Get out of your jammies and get yourself ready. Put on a new pair of leggings!!  You will feel rejuvenated. I honestly skipped this step for years and have felt like a walking zombie everyday. I recently started to give myself 5 minutes every morning and it really has made a big difference. 

2. Get outside
As the cool weather approaches the hermit in us comes out. It’s natural but fresh air and exercise does the body good. This time last year, I was 2 months postpartum with a newborn and a tantrum throwing toddler; I did not leave the house. Big mistake! Don’t make the same mistake I did. I was drowning. Bundle up and get outside even if it’s for 5 minutes. It’s amazing what a little fresh air can do for both you and your little one.

3. Celebrate 
Being a mom is hard. Celebrate every win.  Got to use the potty alone? Drank hot coffee? Celebrate mama! Keep those endorphins up and you’ll feel a boost in morale.

4. Find your joy
It’s so easy to loose yourself when you become a mom. Find that one thing that you absolutely love, that is completely yours and turn it up . Give your mind a break from the constant worries, ignore the “musts” of perfect parenting and just do you.

5. Be present 
You’ve probably heard it a million times but it’s true; they grow up fast! Enjoy the little moments because before you know it those moments will become memories. Toss that to do list, lower your expectations and just be present in the moment. The truth is, some days I’m super mom and can do it all; the house is clean, dinner is hot and the kiddies are happy and other days all I’ve done is kept the tiny humans alive and we’re eating cereal for dinner. It’s all about balance. That’s the beauty of motherhood. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

And that’s it friends! Stay sane and remember motherhood is a journey not a race. Enjoy it. Until next time


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