You’ve been cooped up all winter, juggling kids, your household, maybe even work. . . You are definitely antsy and undoubtedly irritable. What’s a girl to do with all that angst? Consider making a fresh start for spring and easing some of your anxiety with a few tips from my Girlfriend’s Guide to Managing Mom Stress.
Get out of the house! The birds are chirping, the sun is making an appearance and you are looking pasty. Don’t worry if you didn’t shower. Throw on a beanie, dab on some lip gloss and grab only the essentials from home, the rest you can figure out later. Meet a mom friend at the park, pick-up matching matcha lattes for you and some snacks for the kids, and let them entertain themselves for a change while you bring back those rosy cheeks and enjoy some girlfriend time.
Do something just for you. Get a refreshing new haircut or pretty pedicure, go to a yoga class and breathe deeply, or take a long walk with a friend and try not to talk about your kids for at least ten minutes. If a babysitter is a stretch, plan for your partner or a family member to watch the kids while you are gone. Get reacquainted with yourself so you don’t lose sight of who you were before being “Mom.”Read more