Porsche has been a long time client and she is the sweetest thing! She dedicates her everything to her family and truly does what is best for them in every way. She recently messaged me about doing a session just for her! She had a big birthday coming up and wanted to do something special. I think this session was so empowering. She is not only gorgeous but she has a heart of gold.
As moms, we often forget to take care of US. I am so proud of her for taking time to focus on herself so she can be an even better mom, wife and friend.
“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” —Jamie McGuire
Give yourself Grace
I know I am guilty of loving my child so much that it hurts. She is my entire world and my world certainly revolves around her. But, as moms, we have to remember that we are the model for our children. We should aspire to be the person we WANT them to grow up to become. I love my kid more than life itself and I would do anything for her. So, she needs to see me at my strongest. I don't know about other moms but I know that having a two year old is often challenging and I sometimes feel like locking myself in the bathroom for five minutes just to breathe. She is argumentative and pushing boundaries most days. In order for me to remain calm and patient with her, as she figures out how to communicate properly, I need to be rested and relaxed. I cannot tell you how much it helps for my husband to say "go take a bath, I will watch her" at the end of a long day. That 20 minutes is like a recharge for my soul.
So, how can we "find ourselves" while also being full time moms?
Make time for YOU. Go sit outside and sit or walk for 20 minutes while someone you trust watches your kiddos. Don't take a phone. Just go and walk in the grass barefoot (I can do a whole other blog post about how being barefoot outside is super beneficial to our health). Go for a walk around the block and listen to the birds. Go sit in your car and listen to your favorite radio station. Do something that relaxes you. If you don't have anyone to watch your kids then choose a time while they nap and DON'T do laundry or clean dishes. Just sit. Think about things that make you happy and do a few breathing exercises.
Also, don't forget to give yourself some grace. We all make mistakes. Our children will see us make mistakes. How we respond to those mistakes is what they will remember most.