Dear Fellow Mom,
If you’re like me, you feel tired almost every day and there is rarely time to do something fun for yourself. Babysitters cost a lot of money and the weeks go by without trying anything outside of the daily routine.
Remember, we all need a night out. And sometimes, we should let loose. Wear uncomfortable shoes, order apps, a cocktail AND dessert, and laugh loudly with our friends. Just because we are moms doesn’t mean we can’t party anymore!
~A mom from New Mexico who still likes to have fun
You are doing such wonderful work, and sometimes you need a break. In a perfect world the people who love you would offer you exactly what you need, but often they don’t know how to help. Don’t be afraid to let your partner, family and friends know what you need. Maybe it's a morning to sleep in, or an evening out with the girls. Or maybe you just need to skip the bedtime routine one night and take a walk or read a book in your bedroom alone. You deserve all of these things and if you don't ask for them others might not think to offer.
Take good care of yourself, mama!
~A mom from Boston
You do such a good job at making sure your kids are well-fed but sometimes you forget to nourish yourself. We all know that what we put into our bodies is important, but sometimes we get overwhelmed by the pace of life and we don’t feel like we have time to plan our own food. Make sure you eat breakfast and have some healthy snacks during the day. Put some fruit on the counter or bring it to work so you can have it nearby when you get hungry. Try to drink more water and limit the sweets.
This all seems so basic but when life is busy we forget that starting with this foundation will help us face the day with more energy, which will help us in our jobs as mothers.
~ A fellow mom