Mom's Tips & Tricks
Being a mom is a full-time job, it’s 24/7 for 365 days. So how do some moms stay upbeat despite having a lot on their plate?
Just follow these five super tips to become a Supermom!
1. Asking for help
Being a supermom does not mean doing everything by yourself. Part of it is learning how to let your family help out. Whether it’s your spouse, your kids, your mother, or maybe your sister. Being a family means teamwork, it doesn't have to be just you.
Ask your husband to do the cooking, ask your kids to help with chores, ask your mom to watch the kids when you need a break. Don’t let yourself sink. Reach out to them for support.
Moms are always busy, especially when your kids are still toddlers. With the never-ending childcare, losing those pounds you gained during your pregnancy can be a challenge.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. During pregnancy, your body’s blood volume doubles, your breasts grow and your uterus expands. It can take a full year for your body to return to its pre-pregnancy state even if you embrace healthy eating and fitness habits.
Be patient with yourself and be realistic with weight loss. Start with light exercises like walking everyday. Starting light is better than not starting at all.
Sleep deprivation, in many ways, affect how we go through with our day and how we interact with people. It can make you irritated and unproductive.
Catching some z’s is the ultimate self-care for moms. A super mom must learn the art of power napping. A power nap is a short nap that lasts about 20 minutes. You don’t even have to fall into a deep sleep. Drifting off will relax your mind and body for a short period during the afternoon slump. If done right, you should wake up refreshed and more alert.
4. Getting some “me time”
Most moms confess and feel guilty about saying “If I could spend a day without my children I would.”.
Again, being a mom is a full-time job and most wouldn't have it any other way, but your "me time" is necessary. You don’t have to be guilty about asking for a break every once in a while because you deserve it.
Do things you find relaxing. It could be a warm shower, a night out with friends, eating your favorite food, or a quiet cup of tea while reading a favorite magazine. Find simple ways to reward yourself for the amazing accomplishment of getting through the day.
You can try these while your kids are napping. The whole family will benefit from a refreshed you!
5. No to perfection
Parenthood is not about achieving perfection. It is a continuous learning process. One that brings the most spectacular moments in your life as a supermom.
A lot of moms fall into the trap of measuring their success against other moms. Don’t let comparison steal the joy of parenting. You do you.
Using the standard of other moms in parenting your children may make room for failure. Instead, find an encourager, one that is with you in growing as a mom.
These habits and reminders will help you in times of struggle. Remember that a real supermom is a homemaker who makes things work out for the best, for her family and for herself.