Self-Care with a toddler
Self-care as a mom is SO important. Let me repeat that for you. Self-care as a mom is SO, SO, SO important. Did you catch that? In order for you to be the best mom you can be for your child(ren), you must first take care of yourself. I try my best to eat healthily. I usually get good rest at night. I try to pamper myself once in a while (getting my hair done or doing my nails). I generally try to get some good exercise (although with my current high-risk pregnancy, walking is pretty much it). I spend regular time in my Bible and prayer.
All of these things you can do to take care of yourself are very important so that you can have good energy, a clear mind, and an open heart. You NEED all of these things when raising a child(ren). I know I need to be in the best condition I can be to be the best mom to my daughter (not to mention wife to my husband). If I do not take care of myself, how can I take care of others?
I hope you have gained some insight as to why self-care is so important in life (especially for moms). You are not only making your life good, but also the life of your child(ren). Eat healthy foods, get good rest, pamper yourself, take time to enjoy a hobby, read your Bible, pray, sing, bake, etc…
Find simple things in life that you enjoy and do them. Your well-being and the well-being of your family depends on you taking care of yourself.
Sara Dooly Bryant
Sara loves Jesus, is wife to Owen and mom to Joy, their rainbow baby girl. She enjoyes spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, crafts, and shopping (to name a few things…). Sara strives to help women (and men) make their pregnancy after loss joyful experiences.