10 Self-Care Ideas (for Tired Moms)

10 Self-Care Ideas (for Tired Moms)

Self-care sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Since your new mom days, you were always told to sleep when the baby sleeps. That kind of seems impossible, right? How the heck am I supposed to get the house up to par if I’m always napping?

If the majority of the housecare and childcare is your responsibility, then you start to realize you have a choice. Well, 2 choices…

If you do a lot by yourself with high standards you’re probably setting yourself up to feel like a failure. You keep putting everything above your needs as if you don’t deserve it.

Believe me, momma, you deserve a break! I know you do! So here are some simple self-care ideas that you can and should practice.

Put down that laundry and figure out which of these ideas are what you need most!

Here’s the list!

Sleep ๐Ÿ˜ช

Most importantly, make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can really play with your emotions, ability to function, and feel good. If you have to go to bed at 9 p.m. to get it, even if it’s once in a while, do it. As a momma myself, I rarely ever get a full night’s sleep uninterrupted. However, if I go to bed early even sometimes I feel amazing the next day!

Favorite Morning Drink โ˜•

As soon as the kids wake up, they’re hungry and they stall getting ready for school. Mornings can be chaotic. There’s nothing in the morning I love more than a hot coffee with cream. I love sitting with a warm mug in peace and quiet, preferably before it gets cold.

Journaling ๐Ÿ–Š

If you’re exhausted and overwhelmed it might be a good idea to jot down your feelings. It helps you get the headspace you need. You can either write down some cute memories to your baby, write in prayer form, or for your eyes only.

Daily Devotional

Maybe you’re not as physically exhausted as rusty spiritually. Your feelings of being tired could just stem from not seeing the bigger picture. You can revamp your faith with devotionals online or get a copy for your coffee table. You’ll feel 100x more mentally strong with a deep-rooted faith.

Go for a walk ๐Ÿƒ

One of my favorite ways to take care of myself is to go for a 20-minute walk. Exercise releases endorphins, gets your heart pumping, and gets you some good air in your lungs. Being outside is just great for when you feel a little down on yourself. Something about nature is so relaxing! If you don’t have a sitter, just push the kids in the stroller.

Jam session ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Music is known to alter moods. Sometimes you just need to crank up Hall of Fame for motivation. Sometimes you need some Lauren Daigle for an uplifting vibe. I also love singing my heart out to Pentatonix while I’m driving or doing dishes. What’s your jam?

Secret stash ๐Ÿท๐Ÿซ

Although eating crappy often will make you feel crappy, it’s safe to have your own chocolate stash. Or wine. Or chips. Something that you don’t have to share with anyone. Because as moms, we literally just don’t want to always share.

Go for a drive ๐Ÿš—

Those quick little trips to the store might be a good excuse to leave the house solo. If you just have to pick up milk, take it for a little freedom to and headspace.

New clothes ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—

You deserve a wardrobe that isn’t totally stretched out, too small, from last decade, maternity-wear, or uncomfortable. Next time you’re picking up something from the store, toss in some new panties or a t-shirt that fits nice. Even a pair of sandals that aren’t falling apart. Doesn’t it seem like even the nice sandals wear out too quickly?

Have a Tribe

When you’re going through something challenging it’s nice to have a group of people who get you. Other moms to vent to when you’re exhausted or down on yourself. It’s best to have this tribe within driving distances to visit and support each other from nearby. But online support is there too. Here’s the link to my Mom Tribe.

That’s 10!

Which things will you start doing for yourself? The great thing about self-care is it can come in all forms. For us mommas, self-care looks a little different. We deserve to feel good physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and in all ways!

As moms, we’ve got to start making ourselves a little more important. We’ve got a long road ahead of doing big things for others. We truly deserve so much more than we allow ourselves. And you don’t deserve anyone’s permission to do so!

Mom Life (And The Thing No One Talks About)

Mom Life (And The Thing No One Talks About)

To all the moms feeling inadequate,

You feel like you’ll never win. You can never make everyone happy, keep the house clean, or you forget to do something from time to time. You’re only one person. And you’re very overwhelmed. Sometimes to the point of tears.

You’ll debate with yourself. “Why can’t I be as good as other moms?” Or “My family’s and my house’s needs are more important than me.” “I don’t deserve ____ if I can’t get anything done first.” (Even after doing said thing all day).

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Delicious Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Delicious Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Those days when you just don’t feel like cooking a big meal can still be really simple, healthy, and frugal. And it’s something your whole family will love! And eggs can be very versatile, too! Just grab yourself a couple dozen eggs next time you’re at the store!

Is there even a right way to cook scrambled eggs?

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Free Printable Valentine’s Cards for Kids (Boy and Girl Sets)

Free Printable Valentine’s Cards for Kids (Boy and Girl Sets)

These Free Printables did so well last year, so now you get more to choose from!. The link for 2019 cards is at the bottom of this post! Happy Early Valentine’s Day!

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Valentineโ€™s Day is exactly one week away! Does your child have Valentineโ€™s cards to pass out in class yet?

These cards were created from Canva.com. One set is made for girls and one is for boys.

These may be for you if you:

  • Love freebies!
  • Donโ€™t have time to run out to get cards
  • Want to make a goody bag or treat and it needs a cute tag

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Better Than Chicken Nuggets

Better Than Chicken Nuggets

Frugal and healthy meals often don’t go hand-in-hand. Sometimes it’s cheaper to cook some hot dogs and mac and cheese. But those boring foods aren’t packed with flavor or nutrition.

But here’s a healthy version of chicken nuggets that are better for you, more affordable, more filling, and taste 1,000x better! An average bag of 2 lb. chicken nuggets cost about $4-5. For the same amount of food, these cost you some leftover chicken or about $2 to make!

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10 Motivational Quotes For the Mom Who Feels Stuck

10 Motivational Quotes For the Mom Who Feels Stuck

Friends, if there’s one thing that really needs sharing, it’s this.

It’s normal to dive head first into the sea of motherhood unknowingly. It’s an exciting new adventure that you get lost in. You overcome a lot of tribulations in this underwater journey. Finally, you look for a glimmering ray of sunlight to lead you to the air. Once you’ve surfaced, you might have no idea where you are anymore, and you have no idea where to go. You aren’t quite the same person anymore.

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Natural Sharpie Remover (Works on Skin)

Natural Sharpie Remover (Works on Skin)
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When you show your toddler how to write their name, chances are they’ll be more inclined to practice on their own. And chances are if you have a toddler, they will find permanent markers that you didn’t even know you had.

My toddler recently practiced his A’s in Sharpie on our Golden Ecru walls. Then in few short seconds of his undercover work, he managed to add some black strokes to his face also. Sometimes I try to wash the pen ink off with a wet cloth, or let it fade with the week (instead of washing with harsh chemicals). But I’ve been using this one natural miracle remover!

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