How To Be A Happy Stay-at-Home Mom?
Being a stay-at-home mom could be a tough yet isolating, demanding and exhausting job. It is definitely a challenging thing a parent can do. Being a stay-at-home mom, you should know how you can survive the entire day with the baby and other household chores. Moreover, here are some top tips for working moms to balance work and family life.
Get Dressed Daily
Never give up on yourself. Get dressed no matter if your clothes get caked with spit up food or milk, but it would be worth it. Take out some time for your basic needs every day.
You must try to go outside every day. The same routine will make it feel like a catastrophic struggle. The idea of going through the same routine makes you dull and agitated. However, going out with your child can also be a cause of anxiety especially if your child is a fussy one. The routine of packing baby bag and food is frustrating but getting out in the real world might bring some peace of mind.
Find a Hobby
Don’t put the whole day after your child. Find a hobby for yourself and do it with them or during their nap times. The hobby could include crafting, reading, writing or painting. An activity that will bring joy to you and make you feel lighter.
Read Parenting Blogs, Websites, and Articles
Get involved in reading parenting blogs, articles and websites. They are all honest and relatable stories. The stories shared will help you remind that you aren’t the only one facing depression, anxiety, and other issues.
Stay-at-home moms usually say yes to everything, they feel that saying yes is a sense of obligation. Sometimes you feel that you want to go home and don’t want to do it then you should just say no and learn to refuse what you don’t feel like doing.
Be Kind To Your Partner
Don’t expect that your husband will be aware of your needs. Don’t rely on them to be your sense of validation. Talk it out with him in a positive way that you need help or want to share your feelings. Even though, you are at home the whole day with kids; the outside life isn’t easier for your spouse. Make sure you both don’t compete and be compassionate with each other.
Nobody is Perfect
Remember and acknowledge that being perfect is not an option. Do the best you can and never be disappointed with you. Be forgiving and gentle to yourself. You will mess up for sure but a mother always handles her mistakes and will love her kids the same way even with her imperfections.