Thursday, October 14, 2010


While I was pregnant, my mother and my aunt shared some great advice with me. They spoke from personal experience (they were both young mothers) and I've been thinking about their advice a lot lately. They both told me to take time for myself and always remember that while I am a mama, I am also my own person. They explained how important it is for me to remember who I was before Baby Girl and who I am becoming because of Baby Girl. I think their advice is perfect for all new mothers, which is why I wanted to share it here. I know this is much easier said than done, but even those small moments count. Here is how I use their advice:

Taking a shower everyday and shaving my legs
(silly, considering no one is going to touch those legs, but it makes me feel good)

Putting on concealer and blush
(creates the illusion of being well-rested)

Enjoying my limited amount of coffee
(I can't wait until I can drink however much I want)

Staying up to date with Fashion Magazines
(This includes a trip to the library)

Dancing and singing along to my favorite music
(Ava loves that time of day as much as I do)

Indulging in my favorite TV shows
(easy to do while breastfeeding)

Those are just a few little things I do to remind myself that my interests revolve around more than just baby development and breastfeeding. So I have to ask any mamas out there, what do you do to remind yourself??

1 comment:

  1. Oh yay! I just posted a blog (a bit more melancholy than this one) about the things that I love to do that make me feel like Scarlett and not just MOM. Some of the things I love to do is to make my "mommy drink": equal parts chocolate milk and regular milk with some coffee ice cubes. I also love doing yoga whenever I can (although nowadays, I'm usually the sloppy, uncoordinated one in class). I think it's soooo important to do things that make you feel like yourself. You're lucky to have two women who tell you the same :)