Mom-Where’s my lunch? Where are my shoes? What time is dinner? Where is my towel? Where’s my phone? What time is it? Can you help me with my homework—I forgot I have to build a volcano for school…it’s due tomorrow!
Moms have a tendency to take on the world, leaving no time for themselves. They are constantly trying to keep up with everyone and everything, truly navigating the ship all alone. Here are a five tips that every mom should put on her check list to make sure that she is a little happier and a little less stressed at the end of the day.
- Trying to cook after work is a no-go! It is completely understandable that you want the kids to have a well-balanced meal at the end of the day, but cooking every night after a hard day’s work, whether you work outside the home or not is never a good idea. Trying to come up with creative gastronomical concoctions daily puts undue stress on you when it shouldn’t. Try prepping a few meals on Sundays, freezing a much as you can. Remember, grilled cheese and tomato soup meet the healthy option requirements as well.
- Just Breathe[bctt tweet="It has been proven that practicing deep breathing from your diaphragm helps to release stress levels. So, let go and breathe. You will find yourself much happier when you do." via="no"]
- Constant sacrifice doesn’t make you mom-of-the-year When you become a parent, sacrificing for your kids is a part of the job description, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice everything all of the time. Choose a few things that matter to you and put those on your non-negotiable list. You deserve to keep special things that mean something to you off of the chopping block. YOU deserve it.
- Be their example Believe it or not, kids actually want to spend quality time with you! So, put down the laptop, iPhone and iPad, lace up your walking shoes and take a spin around the block or play a round of Wii. Don’t forget to laugh until your stomach hurts. Maximize the time that you have now. Before you know it, they will be out of the house and on to making a life of their own.
- Let Go and Let Dad! We know it’s hard, dad doesn’t always color-coordinate correctly or feed them the right things, but the kids will be just fine. No harm has come from mix-matched socks and super-sized fries. Just sit back, relax and let dad take control once and a while and trust him to do his thing.