Did you think being a super home mom would be easier than your prior 9-5 job? Prior to being a super home mom, you may have thought that your daily activities would be filled with games, walks in the park, or super home mom get outings. While being a super home mom may include all of these things, there are many other things that come into play. Things like children crying while playing games with other kids, screaming in the park and super home mom outings ending because children don’t want to share toys is more the reality. Super home moms often find themselves constantly on the go from the time that their little ones wake up in the morning until they zonk out for the night. What about when the little ones are napping? Typically that time is filled with cleaning up the living room of toys everywhere or trying to take in their favorite soap. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade the time with my little one for anything, however, it is much more work than I could ever imagine.
The following tips can help super home moms maintain a certain level of sanity and stress relief in their active lives:
Creating a Routine and Organization
Think about how organized you were at your profession prior to being a super home mom. Being organized is extremely important. If you plan ahead and create a routine, you will find that there is less crankiness, you are more prepared with everything you need for the outing, and your days will be far less stressful.
In a prior work life, you most likely had a specific time you arrived at work and a time that you left your job. Now that you are a super home mom, you may feel like a doctor because you are always on call. There is no schedule that will determine with certainty that your children will sleep through the night, or nap during the day. If super home moms don’t set boundaries, it is common that taking on too much can easily burn them out.
Bonding with children and experiencing the many milestones over the years are amongst the biggest reasons that many women choose to be super home moms. In addition to this, there are many other chores that must be done in the home. Cooking and cleaning can be expected standards for a super home mom. Keep in mind why you have decided to be a super home mom: spending quality time with your children! If you are finding that you are overwhelmed with housework, cooking, and other household activities, it is okay to delegate some of these responsibilities to your spouse or ask for help from grandparents.
Don’t forget about your needs
It is extremely important to make sure that you are taking care of your physical and emotional needs in order to be at your absolute best for your children. Whether you realize it or not, being unhappy with yourself physically or not being at your best emotionally can take a toll on how you interact with your kids. It’s extremely critical for super home moms to be sure to take care of themselves like they care for their children: sleep, healthy eating and some time to unwind.
Ask for help
As a super home mom, we are sometimes expected to do everything from taking care of children to cooking and cleaning. Make life easier on yourself by allocating some of the responsibilities to older children and your spouse. Believe it or not, older kids can vacuum the living room, dust the furniture and clean dishes. Heck, I did it when I was their age! Teaching kids to help around the house at a young age will provide them with an foundation for understanding household responsibilities early on. For super home moms, allocating some of the responsibilities to children and your spouse can make your day-to-day life much less stressful.
The day-to-day stress of raising young children can have many negative impacts on super home moms. Many of us find ourselves having arguments with our spouse because of the daily stresses we encounter. It is important that we have quick stress relievers on hand to counter some of the stress that can build up inside us. Remember the breathing exercises you practiced so often prior to childbirth? They can be very helpful to relieve stress. Regular exercise or a hobby can also be ways to relieve ourselves of daily stress.
Additionally to the daily stresses that we encounter, it’s important to keep in mind that our children may experience stress as well. Sometimes there are events that take place during the school day that cause our children stress and cause them to act out either at school or at home. Some of the same stress relief practices that we use to counter our daily stresses can be helpful for our children as well. Breathing exercises and quiet time with mom can often provide relief. Often times, reducing stress in either mom or child can often help both.