Being a mom can be super stressful. Not only do you have to deal with your own work and needs, but you have a family to look after too! Luckily, here are some tips to help you through four common “headaches” every mama experiences on a daily basis. Keep reading to keep your sanity!
Cleaning the House
When you have little ones, it may seem like your house gets dirty faster than you can clean it. One good way to keep your home looking ship-shape is to get the kids to help you. Older kiddos can be in charge of cleaning their own rooms and doing chores like vacuuming or taking out the trash.
Even little kids can do their share by putting away toys when they’re finished and watering houseplants. But remember: don’t get too worried about a little clutter. Your house will look cozier that way.
Dinnertime can be wild, especially if you have little ones. One person wants tacos, another wants pizza, someone is late to soccer practice, and suddenly someone else hates carrots. It sometimes feels like you can’t win.
Save yourself some work by taking the family out to dinner once a week. Restaurants like Tony Roma’s are great choices because they have a huge menu with something for everyone. With a special menu of kid’s favorites and drink specials for Mom, you won’t regret it.
Bedtime is often one of the most stressful times of day for a mom. Getting everyone bathed, teeth brushed, and off to dreamland is quite the task. To ensure things go smoothly, try to keep kiddos on a consistent schedule each day (even on weekends) and develop a routine. Bath, brush teeth, book, bed is an easy-to-remember one.
Having No Alone Time
Being a mom often means having no time to yourself. You can’t read a book, take a shower, or even go to the bathroom without little people wanting your attention. Your partner may also have things they want from you after you’ve already had a long day and sometimes the pressure can be too much.
To keep a mental breakdown at bay, take some time to yourself after the kids are in bed. Find a quiet corner of the house and do whatever you want: paint your nails, listen to music, call a friend, or binge-watch your favorite show. Having even a little “me time” will make you feel rejuvenated and ready to take on another day of motherhood.
Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned veteran, “mom problems” are a part of your existence. Hopefully the tips above will help you solve some of those everyday headaches of motherhood.