Having kids or being a mother is always a wonderful experience, right? Wrong. Never ending house work, whining kids and the pressure to be a good mother might exhaust you as a mother both physically and mentally.
domestic activities are just too much, the time when you dislike your responsibility as a mother. This is normal, but surely something needs to be done to preserve your level of happiness and sanity.
Ask for help
When everything is becoming out of control don’t hesitate to ask someone to help you out. Don’t feel guilty by asking help. Asking for help doesn’t make you abad mom. Being a good mom, doesn’t mean that you have to do it all. You can use the service of cleaning agency to clean the house or use babysitter to watch over the baby. If you cannot afford these, you can ask the help of your husband, older kids, extended family and friendly neighbors. Kids usually are happy to help, especially when the daily chores are done together with other family members.
Know your priority
Forget about perfection. It is fine to have a messy house as long as your kids are well-fed. It is ok to have dust in your kitchen as long as you have enough time to play with your kids. It is all right to skip rubbing your floor as long as you have enough time to sleep. You have to learn to let go and enjoy your life more.
Take care of yourself
Mothering is a very demanding job. You have to stay in shape to do your job properly. Getting enough sleep and eating nutritious food are very important. Eat more vegetables and fruits. Besides making yourself healthier, you are setting good example for your kids. When babies are still little, mother can nurse lying down and take nap whenever babies are asleep.
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