Off to grandpa and grandma you go

Being a mother is rewarding. You are tasked with the very important role of bringing a child into the world. With it comes its responsibilities and the never-ending question that you ask yourself every waking hour of the day, “Am I doing this right?” While you are doing the best that you can as a mother to your child, it is also important that you give the time to take care of yourself. Being a mother is exhausting in itself, with seemingly sleepless nights and tiring mornings. Mother mode is on 24/7. However, daunting being a mother may seem, do not fret! It takes a village to raise a child. That having been said, don’t be shy to ask for help from family members when your schedule seems to be swamped. It is important to take a time off every once in a while, and we’re pretty sure that grandpa and grandma, even aunt and uncle, are more than willing to come to the rescue! So, give them a call, ask if you can leave your baby for a day, and take the time off to spend the whole day for yourself. For more tips on postpartum self-care, visit the Northeast Doulas website to learn more.

My body is my temple

Your body is an important vessel. As with anything of high importance, you need to take care of it to the best that you can. As a mom, you will be the source of sustenance of your child for the first few months of his life. So, it is a must that you keep yourself healthy and strong for the well-being of your child. Needless to say, it is highly encouraged that you eat a healthy and well-balanced diet, and exercise to keep your body strong. Keep yourself well-hydrated and catch some much-needed sleep whenever your child is over at your parent’s house while you have your day off. To know more about post-pregnancy care, check out Northeast Doulas for more information.

Date day with the hubs

Is your child off to aunty or granny? Besides having a much-needed rest day, why don’t you go out on a date with the hubby? While your child is now the center of your universe, and you are both tired from taking shifts in lulling your kid back to sleep from waking up in the middle of the night, take the time to have fun and strengthen your relationship. Haven’t seen that latest DC movie? Sit back, grab some popcorn, and have a movie date at home. Is there a new restaurant that has recently popped up in the neighborhood that you’ve been wanting to try for a while now? Book a table, dress up, and go on that romantic date. Are you both lovers of the great outdoors? Go on a quick hiking trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of the day. Spend some quality time together before you hang that coat and return to sweats and mom-and-dad duties.

Reclaiming my passion

Being a mom is great. However, it is also important that you take the time to do the things that makes you who you are. Remember that you being a mom is just one of the hats that you don on, and that you are still you. Have you found yourself lacking time to cook when you once found joy in being in the kitchen and coming up with different recipes? Well then, grab your kitchen tools and just take the time to have fun. Something as simple as heading over to a coffee shop and spending a lazy day reading a book can give you a much-needed boost. If you used to write your thoughts, poetry, or stories, grab a notebook, open a fresh new page, and jot your thoughts down. Indulge in the things that bring you joy.

Taking my time to reflect 

Mommy duties can be chaotic, not just to your household, but to your mind as well. You may find yourself in a lot of situations where you are stressed, unmotivated, or simply lost. Take the time in an hour of your day, or whenever you have a quiet moment, to clear your mind, meditate, and reflect on yourself. Calming yourself down when things are hard to bear can greatly help your disposition as a mother and as an individual. To know more about postpartum self-care, consult with the experts at Northeast Doulas.