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Logan is now 8 weeks old and we still just love our little guy to death! He’s such a sweet baby and its so fun to already see his personality shining through his small, little body.
Between chasing and entertaining an almost-3-year-old all day long, to waking up several times throughout the night – being a mom can be exhausting. Here are 5 of my favorite things to do that help me stay energized.
Sleep when you can. Although I’m sure napping gets harder with the more kids you have, even a quick 20-minute power nap can help you feel energized and ready to go. Going to bed earlier is also helpful, instead of catching up on dirty dishes or watching tv, go to sleep when your kid(s) do(es), so that you can get as much sleep as possible.
Find good snacks. Moms don’t always have time to sit down and eat a full meal, and especially if you are nursing you need to make sure you get enough calories every day to keep your energy going all day long. Some good portable snacks that you can eat when you just have a minute break, or when you’re on the run, are the perfect solution.
One of my favorite, new-found snacks are Philadelphia Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dips. They are the perfect little snack on the go – the crunchy bagel chips go perfectly with the creamy cream cheese dip. They are available in 4 delicious flavors, strawberry, chive and onion, garden vegetable, and brown sugar and cinnamon. Made with fresh milk, real cream, fruit and vegetables and put in portable snack cups which make them perfect for snacking on the go or at home. Just be sure to store them in your refrigerator.
Go on a walk. A short walk can be a great pick me up. Breathing in the fresh air, as well as getting your heart pumping can be just what you and your body needs to stay energized. If your kids are with you, I’m sure they’ll love walking around the block or running along the grass at the park with you, as much as my son does with me.
Unplug. Put your phone away, turn the television and computer off and just be. Whether that means taking a minute to read a chapter of a book for yourself, spending 5 minutes meditating, taking deep breaths and closing your eyes, or even enjoying a few uninterrupted minutes with your child.
Drink plenty of water. Being dehydrated can slow your body down and leave you feeling fatigued (and even cause headaches).
Finding the balance between being a mom and being a woman can be hard. It’s hard not to stretch ourselves so thin that we have no time left to take care of ourselves. By just taking a few moments a day for myself I’m able to keep going and stay happy.
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