Being a mother is one of the most beautiful and biggest blessings that have happened in my life. There was once a time I didn’t even think it was possible and God showed me different. Our first baby, who made me an official mom is my little angel who was just too good to be here earthside with us but her little brother and sister she sent us have been the best thing that’s happened. Yes, motherhood is something that we can’t take for granted and something I’m so proud to be in but don’t get me wrong, there are hard days as well. Days when I’m feeling frustrated, having an overwhelming feeling about everything and then I remember the moments that are good and know that the small obstacles don’t last always. I’m all about finding joy in everyday life and finding joy in motherhood is no different. The late nights, temper tantrums, not wanting to eat, or take naps, are all the small parts that yes can be frustrating but it’s honestly all about finding a good daily routine and making it work for everyone. When motherhood just seems too much and you feel like you’ve stretched yourself too thin, try out these quick and simple tips to find the joy in motherhood when it feels like the day is having you feel too tired or stressed out.
How To Find Joy In Motherhood
If you’re not in the right mindset or feeling well enough to take care of yourself, you have nothing to give your kids. Self-care is so important as a mom because we’re so wrapped up in taking care of everyone else that we often forget ourselves. Make time once or week or bi-weekly to a mani/pedi day, grabbing a solo lunch, or even just taking time to yourself to nap or read a book.
Spend One-On-One Time With Your Child
Now that we are parents of two, I make sure to carve out one-on-one time with my son, who just turned 4. He needs to know nothing changes from the usual attention he had with me and know I’m here whenever he needs me. Spending that personal time with your child allows you to see who they are becoming as a person and not feel overwhelmed trying to manage multiple kids halfway.
Change Your Perspective About Motherhood
This is important because motherhood can look different to everyone. Everyone has an opinion on how you should mother and what your day to day to should like in motherhood. As soon as you pull those perspectives out of your mind and truly allow yourself to find your own routine and meaning of motherhood you’ll see a difference in your attitude and again overall joy in motherhood. You’re not comparing yourself to someones else’s expectations, you’re really just doing what’s best for you.
I hope these quick tips help you really find your joy in motherhood and not feel so overwhelmed and stressed with being a mom and everything else. As a mom, you’re truly blessed with little angels and it’s important to remember if you feel like you’re doing your best, your kids are happy and healthy, that’s all that truly matters.