As mommies we are always on the go. We are always running the kids around, keeping up on the housework and bills, and so much more. When our families are sick, we nurse them back to health. We even offer advice on motherhood to sisters-in-law or girlfriends who may be expecting or considering having children. We do so much for everyone else, but do we ever do anything for ourselves? Probably not.
We are so busy helping others that we don’t listen to ourselves. We offer the best new mother advice to others, but we don’t think about dealing with our own emotions. We feel like we must just keep going and we must do it without telling anyone that we can’t or won’t. It’s not in our blood.
There are ways you can handle your feelings. There are ways you can keep going and not feel stressed or like you just can’t do it any longer. It may be hard for you to do at first, but you must do it because you may take it out on your loved ones if you don’t, and that’s not a good thing to do.
Take some of your own new mom advice to heart. The first and probably the most important thing you need to do is take care of yourself. You need to take 30 minutes or an hour to yourself at least once a week. Get out of the house or lock yourself in the bathroom or your bedroom. Do whatever it is that you want to do and do it by yourself or with some girlfriends. Whatever you do, don’t include your children. It will be hard to do what you want if they are around.
The second piece of new mother advice you can take to heart is to ask for help. Ask your husband to help you with the bills and running the kids around. Your husband can pay the bills on his lunch hour or right after work. You’ll be amazed at how much better you will feel when you have one or two things off your plate.
Being a mommy has its advantages and rewards. It can also be difficult to deal with at times. Read mom stories in our Community Forum for more advice on motherhood and its challenges. Remember, though, that some of the best new mother advice is the simplest – make sure to take time for yourself and to ask others for help. When you do this, you will feel better and you won’t be so stressed.