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How can we balance mom life?
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We all know motherhood is hard.
I’m by no means one to shy away from that. I pride myself in being such an open book when it comes to my motherhood.
I generally share my trials over on Instagram where we talk about just how hard this mom life thing can be. It really is.
And it’s so relieving some days to just know I’m not alone. That you guys are right there with me.
But with it being as hard as it is, we have to find balance.
Especially during this busy time of year.
The holidays are insane, and if you’re reading this after the holidays have past, just keep in mind that you made it through.
But right now. Right this very second we’re in the thick of it. You guys might not know this but I write my blog posts a week in advance so right now we’re all gearing up for Thanksgiving and it’s hard. Everyone is stretched way too thin and we all need a minute to step back and breathe.
We all need to balance mom life, especially with the holidays surrounding us.
Here are a few of my personal tips for balancing mom life:
Clean one thing each day
I for one get overwhelmed by the constant mess that comes with motherhood. It’s hard not to stop what you’re doing and just clean all day long. But where’s the fun in that? Balance your life by focusing on one of the cleaning tasks each day.
Make naptime your own
I know you hear this time and time again, but hear me out. I’m not saying it has to be your most productive time of the day, it just needs to be spent doing what you NEED to do! I mean, it’s really your only time during the day you have peace, right? So do what you need. If that’s rest, do it. If that’s clean the kitchen, make it happen. You just need to use the time to prioritize. Sometimes that means your own personal needs trump household needs!
Create a morning routine for yourself
This is a number 1 for me. The days where I fall off of my morning routine flat out suck. I need something that helps me get into the flow in the mornings. And your routine doesn’t need to be much. I mean all mine involves is throwing clean clothes on, washing my face, brushing my teeth, taking my meds and then getting coffee started. It’s not much. But it is a simple flow that helps me really dive into the day head on.
Have a safespace for yourself
Another super important way to balance mom life is to have your own space. Somewhere you can scream, cry, meltdown and experience all of the emotions of motherhood. For me, it’s my bedroom. It’s a space where I can shut the door and just breathe for a minute without the littles crawling up my legs.
Tidy before bed
This is how I start my days fresh. I start with nightly cleaning. I’ll be honest, I hate it. But thats simply because I don’t like having to clean up the grand messes my twin toddlers make up. I do enjoy, however, waking up and starting fresh in a clean house each day. So I suffer through the endless mess before bedtime each day.
Give yourself grace
I mean it. Give yourself grace. No one is perfect. Everyone feels like they’re drowning in motherhood, especially around the holidays where mom guilt lives everywhere. Things aren’t going to go your way all of the time. Probably not even half of the time. That’s when you need to give yourself grace.
This mom life thing is no joke. We have a million and one things to do constantly and somedays it never seems to slow down. But I hope my couple tips to help balance mom life help you find some ground so the world stops spinning.
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