Too tired to care and feel like nothing is getting done.... you are not alone. "Important sociological changes in recent decades have increased pressure on parents to bring up healthy, secure and successful children who will become well-rounded and engaged citizens. Combined with a drastic decrease in stay-at-home mothers, these changes have made parenting both increasingly demanding and increasingly difficult.” (journal Frontiers in Psychology) What this means is that parent
Dear Frazzled Mum, You may look fine on the outside but inside.... things are not what they seem. I see you and I feel it: The tightness in your chest as you catch your breath realising that you've forgotten yet another thing… The weariness in your bones from bearing the physical and mental burden of making sure everything gets done. The tension headache as your brow furrows from remembering everything on your mental to-do list… And the heaviness in your heart as you worry if
Fill your own marble jar - love this phrase by Brené Brown. When you trust and honour yourself, EVERYTHING changes. To do that, you need to fill your OWN marble jar with sparkling, colourful, solids and swirls marbles. Self-trust, self care and self love are all topics we discuss as "thinking women" on the Balanced Babe Retreat. It is profound what women figure out about their own self-sabotage when in a safe space (a vault!) surrounded by like-minded women for support. Amand
As mums, we achieve amazing things almost every day. Sometimes it is as simple as keeping it together on a jam-packed day and sometimes it is as big as … who knows! Sky is the limit! We need to celebrate our achievements. That is important to our self-care. Celebration is very important in our self care because celebration causes you to focus on what is good and what we pay attention to grows. However many mothers don’t pay attention and/or stop to celebrate ourselves. Why do
Everyone says “just practice gratitude and it will be ok.” It’s is a bit more than that… But gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools that we all have access to every day. Gratitude is about being thankful and having a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude is key to self-care for mums. When you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, remembering what you are grateful for can trigger positive, calming reactions in your mind, body and soul.