Surviving toddlerhood. It is important we take care of ourselves while trying to give our all to our families. Parenting is a joyful journey to be on, but it does not come without those difficult days. Some days we need to recharge, lean on friends, and accomplish what you thought you could not with your partner. And if no one has told you, you are doing great!
Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered pretzels while hiding in your pantry. My favorite thing to do. lol
Some wine after the kids are put to bed. I generally do not drink very often but once in awhile after a long day a glass of wine is very necessary. I guess that is why I see so many moms walking around with their red cups pretending it’s soda. Haha. It is hilarious thinking about it now that I am a mom. One of my favorite brands. Drink responsibly!
Netflix and chill. Send everyone away and take some time for yourself. Self-care is so important and necessary! Netflix options:
- Queen of the South
- Designated Survivor
- Money Heist
- Somebody feed Phil
- Nadiya’s Time to Eat
- The Final Table
- The Great British Baking Show
- Taco Chronicles
- Street Food Asia
- Salt Fat Acid Heat
- Ugly Delicious
Politics & Religion
- Madam Secretary
- House of Cards
- She Did That
A few others
- On My skin
- Beasts of No Nation
Self-care looks different for everyone. It does not matter what you do to protect your mental and physical space just do it! Love on yourself a little, recharge so you can give your all to your family.
Put down your phone and let your kids take the lead. If they want to paint the driveway let them. You can explain it to your partner later. If they want to play in their inflatable pool all day let them! Put the potty chair in the garage and have lunch outside. Bedtime will be a piece of cake. You won’t even need to chase them around the house to put on pajamas. Your kid will be worn completely out.
Teamwork is the most important to surviving toddlerhood or any other hood. You can not do it alone. Lean in on each other.
Tip: Outside play for more activity options.