I am a mama to a VERY active toddler [ who takes after her daddy ], & a cute cuddly newborn. Reality is that I have my hands full. Like every other mama. Sometimes I find myself losing my patience when I should not.& sometimes I yell. I hate that. It has not even been a full month since having my 2nd child, so I know my hormones are probably all crazy still. On top of the fact that I am new to the whole more than one kid thing. But I want to be a loving, gentle, patient mama.. not a mama that yells, & loses it every 5 seconds. I certainly do not want my daughters copying me when it comes to those things.
Here is a list I came up with to help you/me keep our cool! What do you do to help with the stress of the mama life?
+Pray. It makes everything better. Prayer does wonderful things. Do not just pray in that heated moment, but pray for your patience & gentleness whenever you pray!
+Open your bible. Soak up some word. Get encouraged. Psalm 127:3-4
+Talk with someone. I call my mom or talk with my husband when I am getting stressed.
+Sit down & have a cup of coffee. Or whatever you like really. Wine maybe?
+Hug & kiss on those babies. They are blessings, let them know you love them.
+Forget the house work & to-do list for a bit. It will definitely not go anywhere, it will be right there waiting on you!
+Read a book or a few blog posts. Escape reality for a few, nothing wrong with that!
+Snuggle those babies on the couch & watch t.v. or a movie. Cuddles solve everything!
+Get out of the house ALONE. Run to Target or go grab a coffee. Anything to get you out of the house for a few minutes of mama time.
+Take babies for a walk. Fresh air & exercise will for sure cool you down.
What do you do when you need to keep your mama cool?