Confessions of a Tired Mom on Mother’s Day

Confessions of a Tired Mom on Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day! A scrumptious breakfast in bed, handmade cards from the kids, smiles and hugs, flowers and (macaroni) jewelry, tra-la-la…

Or, as many of you moms may actually experience it: cold toast with grape jelly, another Sunday of settling sibling squabbles, catching up on the laundry before the next week of work and school begins, wondering what you’re going to do with yet another pasta necklace, and wishing that, more than anything, you could have a couple hours all to yourself.

There, I’ve said it: sometimes the greatest gift a mom of young children can receive is some Alone Time. That doesn’t sound very mommy-ish, does it?  …at least, it’s not in keeping with the romanticized images shown in television commercials, greeting cards, and sales flyers.

So now I’ll say this: if you are a mom (especially one who’s taking care of young kids), not only do you deserve time to yourself—you need it (and not just one day per year!) It’s an important part of regular self-care because it gives you a chance to recharge, refresh, and renew yourself. When you take good care of yourself, you are better able to take care of your children with increased feelings of calm, clarity, and confidence.

Time to myself? How can that possibly happen? you may be asking. Single moms, employed or entrepreneur moms, moms of kids with special needs, highly-sensitive moms, etc. … how can moms with such busy, busy lives ever find time for themselves? Get creative with possibilities. Think outside the lines and color outside the box!

Next time: ingenious ways to take care of yourself while taking care of others – stay tuned!