Motherhood

Sustainable Self-Care

With everything we have going on, we need a new way to approach self-care. We can’t afford a 3 hour trip to a spa or a weekend trip to the beach every time we get stressed. In order for self-care to be sustainable we need for it to take minimal time, require minimal scheduling, and have maximum impact.

Why Self-Care ISN’T Putting Yourself First

A new movement that’s going on in the self-care world is putting yourself first. Which on the surface sounds pretty good right? No more sacrificing our happiness for someone else. No more working ourselves to the bone. No more doing things we don’t like. But is it really self-care?

Spoiler Alert: Real Self Care Isn’t a Manicure

Up front you have to know I am not anti-manicure. However, if manicures and a new shirt and a selfie of your so-called self care moment with 100 instant “likes” were all you needed to quiet your mind and bring health and ease to your body, then that method would be working. Except it isn’t working, is it?

Finding Happiness As A New Mom

This topic is so near and dear to my heart, as I very clearly remember typing it into Google many nights around that 1am feeding time with both of my girls.

Unfortunately, there is no easy “Do steps 1-3 and you’ll be happy” answer. But there are some things that helped me that I’d like to share here. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.