I see you and I admire you. You work really hard full-time at a job-job, or really hard full-time with your kids. Either way your candle burns, it’s exhausting work that requires rolling those sleeves up, hustling and bustling in the city.
If you’re tuning in to see what’s going on here, chances are, you are ready to embrace a little more MOMMY SELF CARE.
We all feel a little bit of guilt if we neglect that load of laundry, the pile of dishes, or those extra minutes of toddler time. But if we’re not investing some quality downtime for OURSELVES as mommies, chances are we’re feeling spread a bit thin.
I speak from personal experience from when I was doing too much and over-committing/working as a full-time dental hygienist, starting and launching two different photography businesses, commuting back and forth during rush hour to pick up the kiddo from daycare, building a house with permit nightmare mayhem, packing up our home while pregnant, and MOVING…twice…with a little newborn and a toddler. Fun times. I get it- this parenting thing ain’t easy.
(I think my hairstylist is extra polite during my hair appointments and avoids telling me how many gray hairs I’ve acquired over the last couple of years.)
Well, I’m finally starting to practice what I preach. I’m building more time in my schedule to have more date nights with the husband and more lunch dates with my girlfriends. I’m trying not to neglect my relationships. My friendships. My people who want to help me and support me.
Motherhood can feel incredibly isolating at times. My goal is to foster a parenting community to bring us like-minded super-mommies together, all while forging new friendships, networking and let loose! All while supporting a charity or two – it’ll be fun and we’ll do something good for the world we live in, so why not?
At the end of the day, I’m always reminded to stay grateful and pay it forward.
If you happen to have a specific local charity in mind, a helpful local project, or any other ideas, please send them along my way- I’m all ears!