Being a stay at home mom is not always butterflies and sunshine. Here are my tried and true tips to make the most of your time with your kids.
Daily Tips for Stay at home moms
1. Make a to-do list
This can help you plan your day and know what you need to get done.
Whether it's on a planner, a piece of notebook paper, or just some sticky notes, this is a great thing to do daily.
2. Get up before your kids do
This is extremely important because me time is essential for stay a home moms.
Even an hour before your kids get up every morning can be a great time for you to prepare for the day.
3. Prioritize yourself
I struggled with this for many years and lost myself in the process. Make sure you prioritize yourself and the things you want to do too.
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4. Listen to a podcast
One way to break up your day is to start listening to a favorite podcast. There are some great mom podcasts to give you motivation and encouragement too!
5. Learn something new
I found learning a new skill was great for my sanity. Have you always wanted to learn photography? Or write a book?
This is the perfect time!
6. Set boundaries
It's easy to get caught up in always saying yes when you are a stay at home mom, because most people think you are always free.
Set boundaries because your time is important and definitely not unlimited.
Tips for when you are struggling
We all have off days, where things don't go the way we planned. Here's some tips to help get you through it:
7. Make a change to your routine.
Sometimes you just need a change to help reset your mind.
8. Get outside.
Whether it's a walk down the street, at the park, or a trip to the zoo. Find some time to get outside, it's worth it.
9. Start Journaling.
It helps to write out your feelings so they feel heard or seen and then you can work on what needs to be done to fix the problems.
Or write out why things you are grateful for. This alone can help change your perspective of things.
10. Connect with other moms.
Reach out to other moms whether it's a text or message on social media.
11. Talk with your spouse or partner.
We can wish and hope our spouse can read our minds, but ultimately we need to be able to ask for help.
Stay-at-home Mom FAQ
It can feel isolating and exhausting and sometimes you feel under-appreciated for all the unseen things you do.
You have to find time to prioritize yourself. It can't just be about your kids 100% of the time or your start to feel burned out.
Both are hard. As moms we experience mom guilt whether at work or at home. Give yourself grace and choose what's best for you and your family.