We are fortunate enough to work with the best parents and we want to help you by sharing their secrets. Each Monday, we will launch a new blog series, sharing a post with our most admiral mommas. We take a moment to celebrate their highest achievement and share their best, most anticipated tips + tricks for successful days ahead.
When you fly on an airplane, the crew goes over the safety precautions during takeoff. If needed, you are instructed to put your oxygen mask first before helping others (ie. children). The reason why is because if you run out of oxygen, you can't assist those in need with theirs. What does this have to do with self care and motherhood? I know it's a crazy analogy, but it's a simple reminder to take care of yourself before anyone else.
Being a mother is a blessing but it can get hectic. Motherhood is just straight up crazy. We tend to lose ourselves and focus on meeting the needs of others. Prioritizing yourself before your own kids may sound selfish- heck, I bet you'd even feel guilty- however, you must keep in mind that in order to give your friends + family the best, is to be your best first.
I used to feel so guilty leaving my kids with my husband while I'm out getting a massage, but, now I know I need to be away and that it's okay to have me-time. Not only is it okay, it's important. I come home feeling better which puts my whole family in a better state. I make sure to have at least one appointment a week of either a massage or acupuncture session.
Self care can be described as anything that helps you feel better. It can be as simple as reading a book, a power nap, or a relaxing bath. Taking the time to take care of yourself is the best thing you can do for you and your family. We have the job of providing to the needs of our children, it can be exhausting.
I read somewhere that "you can't pour out of an empty cup". I just remind myself of this. So take care of yourself, give yourself the time. It doesn't make you a "bad mama" - if anything, it makes you better and stronger.
I'm teaming up with Kambia Kids and doing a self-care giveaway. We are gifting a special, deserving mama $75 giftcard to the place they gain the most "me-time" from. Let us know where, how + when you would spend the giftcard in the comments section below and we will pick a winner Friday, September 29 at 6PM.
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I would spend the day at a relaxing spa, being a full time working mom and coming home to a toddler takes a toll physically and mentally. After giving birth via Caesarian my body hasn’t been the same since and having the little amounts of me time makes me forget about the chronic physical pain and will give my mental health a break as well. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one that feels like a bad mom and guilty even if it’s just an hour to myself.
Love this! :)
Great read! I love spending my “me” time at the spa. I try to go at least once or twice a month! Much needed for my hectic life with the kids!
You’re an amazing mommy! Thanks for being real and inspiring💖
Thank you so much for this reminder. The airplane analogy was spot on. It’s impossible to take care of anyone if you’re not taking care of yourself first. My favorite things to do for “me-time” is getting a massage or going to the nail salon.
I agree 100%. ♥️
Love this post so much. Us mommas red to run on empty and do things for everyone around us except for ourselves.
Something I definitely needed to hear today. Lately I’ve been spreading myself so thin with work, my daughters schedule, home stuff, spending time with family that it’s so easy to forget to just sit back and have time to yourself. I would go to any spa to get a massage that’s how little I know about where else massages are offered haha or what other treatments I can get. Great post to remind everyone ❤️
I agree! Me time is so important. Being a full time working mama of four I don’t have much of it.. but on my lunches I take a nap to help catch up on sleep. That’s my me time :) … but for me, my “me time “ is also the time I get when it’s just my man and I. I’d love to have a romantic dinner and enjoy the mineral hot springs spa with him.
I love to go to the mall. If I have a extra time and extra money, I always make sure to buy something (affordable) for myself asides from groceries. Sometimes giving yourself a “me time” or a time alone, helps you to have a better life satisfaction. 💯
How inspiring! It’s so easy to forget ourselves as mothers, and self care is SO IMPORTANT. I love being able to glamorize my hands and feet by getting my nails done. I haven’t had them done by a salon in a long time, as motherhood doesnt leave much time or funding for it! Probably looking into Sir’s and Her’s in Abbotsford, BC.
What a great reminder, I often help others most of the time. It really opens my eyes on focusing more on myself to be able to give more to others.