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 😪

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 ☕

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 🖊

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 🏃

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 💃

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 🍷🍫

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 🚗

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 👕👗

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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How We Hudson

How We Hudson

Have you ever wondered how large families function? How do they get places on time? How do they feed all those kids? How do they afford it all?

A new YouTube channel, “How We Hudson” has begun a questions series. The family of 9 seems to manage everything so well that people have been asking them how they do it. They took to YouTube and post these endearing videos frequently.

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Cute Children’s Books (From My Instagram)

Cute Children’s Books (From My Instagram)

Children’s books are one of the most fun, engaging, educational, and magical components of childhood. I’m sure you remember a good book that someone special read to you when you were little. The page-by-page adventures that transpired before your little eyes, your growing mind. And somehow certain books are engraved into our memory, even after all these years.

I still remember my mom taking us to the library often. We would raid the children’s books bin. Then we would always stop over at videos (Yes, I mean VHS’s!). If we asked mom to read she never said no. So I have some good memories of sitting alongside and following the words on each line.

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10 Resources for your New Year Resolutions

10 Resources for your New Year Resolutions

Someone asked me the other day if I was excited for 2019. Yet, another honest answer from me… I’m not ready for it. The holidays this year just feel super sped up. Right now, I have no current plans tonight except to stay up with my 6 year old while everyone else sleeps. My husband has work tomorrow and I don’t even want to deal with the little ones late at night.

Then there’s the whole New Years Resolutions thing.

All I want is to live a life of feeling good physically, spiritually in-touch, able to time-manage my whole family better, more patient with my kids, more time with my husband, and I want more financial freedom. But I’m not going to start all of these tomorrow. Of course I want a well-rounded life. But like any real-life scenario, once the car needs new breaks, the washing machine breaks.

So I’m going to chip away at these guides all year long during the times in which I feel like I need them most. These have all been resources I’ve used all throughout my adult life (and they litter my Instagram feed too!).

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10 Powerful Quotes For Tired Moms

10 Powerful Quotes For Tired Moms

As a mom of three, people often laugh that my boys keep me on my toes. But no, seriously, that’s an understatement. And like any mom, I get really mentally and emotionally burnt out. 

Raising kids isn’t easy. And if you’re dealing with other stressors like mental health, maybe a time-consuming career, or financial burdens, it just starts to weigh you down.

And moms tend to conceal their heartache and struggles well, which is totally unserstandable. But so many of us are going through similar challenges. 

I really just want to share some inspiring quotes to lift you up. Even though this is just a phase of life, I know it doesn’t feel like it some days. But you got this momma! 

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