Being a stay-at-home mom is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs I've ever done. It is also the most tiring, exhausting and mentally draining jobs I've ever done. Not to mention you don't ever get to have a break, go to the bathroom (alone) or leave to go home...since you're already home. To help with all the craziness that comes with staying home with your littles I've found 3 simple things that make my day so much better! I try my very best to do all 3 of these things everyday.
- get dressed: I'm serious. I know how some days it may not happen till 1:00 in the afternoon, but getting dressed with make up (for me) is a must! I suddenly feel like a human again with more energy and I'm ready to tackle the day ahead. I have found recently that showering at night and getting ready when M does for work really helps to get our day going over here. For some reason having real clothing and make up on seems to be a huge motivator.
- get out: leaving the house is huge. I can't count the times, especially in the winter, that we never left the house...boy did the day drag. If we only get out for a few minutes for a walk around the hood, or some play time in the yard, it seems to do everyone good. A trip to the coffee shop is a win for everyone in this house!
- go play: yes, remember to play! That is one of the beautiful things we get to do as stay-at-home mamas. And all too often I get caught up trying to do 900 other things and have to remind myself that it's ok to just stop and play. The laundry will get done, the dishes will get washed and the bed will get made...but your little humans won't stay little forever, so enjoy playing with them now when we can!
Hope these three little tips help you as much as they help me!