Updated: September 25, 2020
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I'm a mom of three under the age of five, so if you need some tips on how to do some self care for yourself while not leaving your home, I think I can safely say that I can help with that. By no means am I an expert, but I do have four years of experience in parenting. 

Whether you are an experienced momma or a new momma just now starting to enjoy the blessing + chaos motherhood, you will definitely benefit from these tips. I didn't start implementing them into my life until I had my second daughter, two years ago, but I can tell you that having more than one child can definitely take a toll on your sanity if you don't make time to care for yourself. I'm not saying that being a mom is a bad thing. Not at all. It's actually the biggest blessing in my life. But come on. We have to be honest and transparent here. Motherhood. Is. Not. Easy. And if you want to care for your babies well, you need to take care of yourself first!

Here's a list of 5 things you can do right at home to help you get through the day.




5 SELF CARE TIPS FOR YOU, MOMMA!



TAKE A CANDLELIGHT BUBBLE BATH 

Fill up your bath with some warm water - I fill mine up with steaming hot water, but that's just me - drop in a bath bomb, turn off the lights, light up your favorite candles, and turn on your favorite jams. Don't waste any time after the kids go to bed to do this. If you have little ones, every moment counts, who knows if they'll wake up crying for a pacifier or some milk. Use your time wisely, momma. And enjoy it to the max. You deserve this quiet time.


NOURISH YOUR SOUL AND MIND

Pick up a good book before bed; maybe even the Bible itself! I'm currently reading Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere and I try to get as much reading in as possible every night. When I don't pick up a book, I'll open up the Bible app on my phone and dig into one of my reading plans. Reading will help soothe your mind from the chaos of the day and will nourish your soul. 

                    


SLEEP WHEN YOU CAN

Momma's are always on the run! Literally.  When the kiddos are awake, that means mom gets to run after a two year old toddler whose potty training, teach their four year old that they are not the boss, feed a six month old every two hours, prepare dinner for the working husband, sort out and try to get as much laundry done, etc - wait, that's my life, lol. But seriously, it can get hectic for anyone with kids. Whether is one kid, two kid, or three like me, you need as much rest as you can get because you may be able to function for a short while without the rest, but eventually, your body will crash. So sleep mom! Sleep and don't apologize for taking nap.


WAKE UP EARLY

You're probably thinking this contradicts what I just said a minute ago about sleeping when you can, but I promise it's not contradicting at all. When you nap when your kids nap, that makes up for the sleep you didn't get at night. So waking up earlier shouldn't be that hard. YEA RIGHT....... It is extremely hard because it's hard for me. Maybe it won't for you. But as hard as it is to wake up, sometimes you just have to do the sacrifice to get some alone time. It gives you time to shower, get ready for the day, have some alone with God, and even eat yourself a good breakfast; cause if you're like me, you probably drink a cup of coffee for breakfast which is not good because I tend to forget to eat until lunch time. That's life sometimes, but waking up earlier, can definitely give you that much needed time you need to get those things done.


ASK FOR HELP

I will forever tell all new mothers and even experienced mothers: ASK FOR HELP!!! It's okay to need help sometimes. So, I have a story for you.... A few weeks ago, an expectant mother asked for some tips on instagram for new mothers. My tip? Don't be afraid to ask for help. Well. She wasn't so happy with this tip because apparently "she was fine being a single and didn't need any help". By no means was my intent to make her feel like she was inadequate at all. But as a mother of three, who has a husband, I have needed help. One thing I learned early on was that mom's need a break. It doesn't mean they don't love their children, it just means we need a break. People complicate this too much. No need to complicate, peeps. Reach out your mother, or mother in-love, or even your best friend one day and ask them to watch the kids for a few hours while to get a little bit of rest or even run an errand. It's okay to ask for help! 


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Alright momma's. That's all the tips I have for you today but if you have other tips, please share them down in the comments. I would love new, refreshing ideas I can take in for my self-care time.

XOXO

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  1. It's really hard to operate when the well has run dry. Mothers have to take care of themselves in order to care for their families. I hope mothers heed your advice! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. You nailed it momma!! I'm a new SAHM -- and finding all of these things are key. Recently added to my list to read daily. It's been a VERY good addition!

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