Today I am linking up with Kelly, Erin, Jennifer, and Courtney for a part of the Build 'Em Up series.
Before I came a home I never understood moms who never took time for themselves. They would talk about it on talk shows or reality shows, and I always thought 'DUH, that makes sense'. I didn't understand why all these moms found it so hard.
Then I became a mom! Honestly, I have only been a mom for 9 months. But I can already tell this is probably something I will always struggle with (especially as we have more kids). Its so much easier to care for my sweet boy and husband than it is to care for myself sometimes.
Here are a few things I have done in the last 9 months to try to take care of myself.
- I started working out. I got a gym membership and some nights (I wish it were more often), once Landry is in bed I head out.
- I have had a 2 Saturdays where I leave Landry at home with daddy (usually when he would be napping anyway) and I shop. BY MYSELF, FOR MYSELF. I am not talking about running to the grocery store... I head up to the mall and look around. I don't worry about anyones opinion except my own. Can I just say these are the 2 most successful shopping trips I have ever had.
- I take advantage of nap time. After a long day at work, when I pick Landry up from school he is usually exhausted. So I let him nap, and I do whatever I want. Some days its a craft, or laundry, or just watching TV, but I do what I want.