Essential Tips to Take Care of Yourself as a Busy Mom


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When you’re a mom, your life changes dramatically. There’s no doubt about this, and it’s true whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom. One of the biggest changes that occurs when you have kids is no longer being able to put yourself first. Somehow, your own needs often end up way down the list, meaning you have very little time for yourself. While taking the best care of your kids is essential, it’s also vital to take care of yourself. The challenge lies in knowing how to do this when you’re so busy. Here, we have some essential tips to help you take care of yourself as a busy mom:

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

When you’re a parent, it can sometimes feel like you’ve got something to prove and that you should be doing it all yourself. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. There’s no shame in asking for help. Anyone who has ever had kids understands how tough it can be. Keeping your kids happy and healthy while also taking care of the house and doing everything else you need to do is a lot of pressure. So, if you need it, don’t be afraid to reach out for some help. This could involve having a relative come over to watch the baby so you can take a shower or get some peace. Having even small moments to yourself can make a big difference when you’re a busy mom.

Make Time for Health Checks

Putting everyone else’s needs ahead of your own can feel like the right thing to do. However, doing this can potentially be detrimental to your own health. Making time for medical appointments is especially important, even when you’re super busy. Those niggling health concerns can escalate into much bigger issues if you don’t get them checked out. This could even prevent you from being able to care for your kids if you’re left out of action due to a health condition.

As well as attending your appointments at the doctor’s office, you also need to schedule trips to the Dentist. Pregnancy can impact your dental health, and you could be more prone to gum disease while you are pregnant and postpartum. So, be sure to schedule regular dental checkups, even though you’re busy.

Get Outside

As a new mom, it can feel like you’re trapped in the house. Getting out the door can be a major challenge when you’ve got to get the kids ready in the mornings. This can leave you feeling stressed out and really impact your mood. While getting out the house can seem like a hassle, it can make a huge difference to how you feel. 

The change of scenery, fresh air, and the opportunity to get some gentle exercise are all beneficial to your wellbeing. It’s also a great way to get the kids outside and into the fresh air to burn off some energy, even if it’s just for 20 minutes.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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