We’ve made it to the final post in our 2014 recap.
This post went a little crazy on Pinterest and the fact that it continues to be shared makes me so happy. Becoming a mom and having a newborn at home is incredibly fun and challenging at the same time.
I wrote this post when I was still a new mom myself, but looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing. My first 3 months as a mom were 3 of the months of my life.
If you have a friend who recently had a baby or may become a mother soon, I’d love for you to share this post with them. 🙂
10 Self-Care Tips For New Moms
I’m only 3 months into motherhood, so I write this post as a novice and as a fellow new mother who is trying to figure this thing out as she goes…
You all know I’m passionate about self care, that’s why I love my career. And although I struggle as much as the next woman to find time for herself, I have a strong conviction to practice what I preach.
I know myself well enough to know that if I neglect self-care, everything suffers. My health, my mood, my marriage…everything.
I was nervous that I would end up with the baby blues after giving birth to my first child. It’s super common. In fact most moms feel the blues in some way or another during the first few weeks. But I was scared that the blues may get the best of me for 3 reasons:
1. I’m a do-er. I like to be out, I like to be active, I like to busy.
2. I’m prone to anxiety. Did you know postpartum depression also shows up as anxiety? It’s often overlooked and I’m so thankful for one of my honest clients who brought this to light by sharing her experience with me.
3. Since we’re still relatively new in town I feared that I may be sad that all of our old friends weren’t around during this momentous time in our life.
So I sought advice from friends and tried to set myself up in the best way possible to enjoy the first few months of motherhood; so that I could enjoy time with my little one and avoid feeling like a stressed out, anxious new mom.
I’m happy to say it has paid off.
PS – you may also enjoy 11 tips for work-at-home moms.
PPS – I have a big, big announcement coming soon! Keep checking the blog because you won’t want to miss this. Hint: more Pilates, more barre, and a new improved Balanced Life experience. 🙂