I have to admit, I’ve been running a bit on empty and my nerves are beginning to show it. Stress is rising here and I need some relief! I have a short fuse with my husband, my temper has been rearing it’s ugly head with my toddler and I am embarrassed to admit last night I yelled so loud at him because he stuck his fingers in his milk….seriously.
I am ashamed of myself, I am the big girl in the scene here, but so often I act like a moron dresssed up like a mom. I stopped the whole dinner show so I could apologize and make things right, but the damage was already done. I mess up too ladies, yes….even me the one who helps coach other moms to become calm, cool and confident.
We are all in this together and I need grace just like you, just like the other mom who is at her wits end and I need it more some days than others. It is funny, even after I finished reading this great devotional for moms, get pumped up with my worth as a mom, it doesn’t take long for real life to pummel me.
The past few days of low quality parenting on my behalf have led me to re-examine how I am caring for my needs. I need some time for mama! I see a direct correlation between placing everyone else’s needs above some of my needs each day when I begin to break apart.
Today I am sharing my tips and ideas on how to implement some simple ways to keep yourself nourished so that you can be the mom your kids needs and even the wife your husband desires. This list is as much a reminder for me as it is sharing with you. I hope it ignites some self-care habits! [Read more...]