HOW TO NAIL BEING A STAY-AT-HOME MOM

 

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Being a stay-at-home mom means you get to see a lot of exciting moments play out while you are with the kids. It is essential that you take out time to take care of mental state and health no matter how busy running around and picking up after the children keep you.

 

  • Time Management Plan

 

To maintain an organized and simple day, you should make an accurate and attainable time management plan. Making this plan will reduce the amount of time you spend fretting about forgetting something on your mental calendar.

 

  • Timeout

 

The essence of enjoying your time is a principal to your state of mind as a mom. You can take a walk, read a book, go for a drive, go shopping, get a mani-pedi or watch a movie. Remember the fun activities you engaged in before the kids came along and do them again.

 

  • Engage with other Grownups

 

When you start having kids, it is easy for you to get lost in changing diapers or taking the baby on walks in their jogging strollers with front and back components but you need to talk to other adults. You need something more than a day in the park – where the topic would revolve about baby schedules. You could plan to get together with other adults for a night out. Or maybe have a weekend vacation with your girlfriends or throw a girls’ night in party. Just ensure that you leave conversations about babies at home, where they belong.

 

  • Don’t Hate on your Partner

 

Yes, being a stay-at-home mom has its bad days, but you should try as hard as possible not to be mad at your companion for not knowing what you want when you want it. If you have any issues, ensure that you address them using your words and avoid thinking you are competing with your partner for the award of ‘best parent.’

You also need to spend quality time with your significant other – talk about your day, play a game or steal moments together right in front of your children.

 

  • No Shame

 

It’s unavoidable that people will ask what you do for a living. It is also possible that not everyone is impressed by your decision and commitment to stay home and raise your children. When that arises, avoid feeling ashamed as that will only lead to self-esteem challenges. Choose to be proud and walk around with your head held high.

 

  • Don’t Turn Down Help

 

Never shy away from calling in the cavalry when things get too hectic for you on the home front. If a good friend asks to spend the day with your kids, don’t turn them down. You should also be unafraid to hire a nanny or help.

 

  • Make Room For Mistakes

 

Regardless of what is happening, you must continually remember that being perfect at being a mom is almost impossible. Allow space for mistakes, learn from them and do better next time.

 

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