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Simple Self-Care Ideas For Busy Moms

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I’m finally waking up to the fact that I will have another baby in the next few months in addition to my 2 active toddler boys. I’ve been starting to think and ask myself, do I have even have time to change my pajamas, get a good amount of sleep, or even to finish my food? I think probably not in the first few weeks or even months. My stay-at-home mom lifestyle is getting busier and busier as my kids grow and as my baby bump grows as well. But I noticed that whenever I take even a small amount of time for myself during the busy day, my stress and most especially my grumpiness are reduced 😉 I feel happier, more positive,  and even more confident. Do I need to feel guilty if I take some time to myself just for a short moment? I honestly can say no. For me, I take care of myself not only for my own benefit, but also for my kids and most especially for my marriage – because my kids and husband see a happy mom and wife. Today, I wanted to share some simple self-care ideas for busy moms which are easy, but which can make a strong difference mentally and physically.

 

Make To-Do List

Making a to-do list is my favorite thing to do even before I got married and had kids. As a busy mom, this helps me to see what the tasks are for the day. It’s a good feeling to be prepared and organized, especially when your days with the kids are hectic – and it saves time too!

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Stay Connected

Even though it’s been 6 years now that I’m living in America since coming from Philippines, I love to get connected with my friends abroad. It’s a good thing that communication is convenient now because of internet and social media. I love how I am able to chat with my friends and update them on my personal life, and most specially to speak my native language. I have also found some wonderful friends here in Houston who I love to connect with by going for a ladies night out, a playdate with our kids, or even planning an outing to the thrift store with other moms.

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Easy and Healthy Food

Breakfast is a big deal for me now that I have children to take care of for the whole day. Now that my days are getting busier and busier since I’m pregnant, I’m trying to make an easy yet healthy breakfast that fits my busy life. I found these on-the-go smoothies from Odwalla when I stopped by Randalls. They’re perfect for breakfast and offer great  nutrition for my body, with the added benefit of having no sugar added! They also offer wide variety of 100% juices and smoothies, protein, and almond milk shakes.

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Do Some Hobby

I feel thankful that my kids are napping well in the afternoon. This is the time I like to paint, create fun DIYs, browse magazines or art books, and even blog, which I love to do now as a stay-at-home mom. I find it peaceful and relaxing when I engage in the hobbies I used to do before becoming a mother. These activities balance my busy life of motherhood.

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Listening To Music

Whether at home, driving, or strolling with the kids, music can make you feel good and change your mood. I like to listen to Christian songs or other feel-good music like reggae while I’m doing some work or a hobby, because it relaxes my mind as well as my body. Any feel good music you like to listen to?

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By the way, You can save $1 on your next purchase of in-store fresh cut fruit when you buy any TWO (2) Odwalla 15.2 fl. oz. (You’ll receive a print out coupon at the register.). Offer ends 6/27/17. simple-self-care-ideas-busy-moms-odwalla-instore

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Any other simple self-care practices you like to do for yourself?

Don’t forget to check Odwalla’s Facebook page to know more about their healthy and on-the-go products.

 

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1 Response to “Simple Self-Care Ideas For Busy Moms”

  1. Cristi Comes says:

    Taking care of us as moms is so important! We have to be happy and content to be able to take care of everyone around us. Thanks for your tips. {client}

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