Posts tagged moms
Mom Self-Care: A Newborn Sleep Survival Guide

A gift for my boss moms out there with new babies OR babies that are not sleeping through the night quite yet.

Martha Lewis, Sleep Consultant with www.happylittlecamperjh.com is guest blogging tips that helped her when her son was a newborn. She’s also adding some tips to help with your baby’s sleep. Because if baby ain’t sleeping, momma ain’t sleeping. And lack of sleep makes an unhappy mama. And we all know what happens when momma ain’t happy!

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Self-Care is Different for Everyone

If you struggle with giving yourself permission to take care of yourself, pause right here.

In this The Refreshed Life episode, we’re discussing what we believe are some misconceptions around what self-care is (at least what it is to us), and attempt to add value to this whole idea of loving yourself well, without feeling self-indulgent or quite possibly un-Christlike (for my fellow faith people out there).

Our desire is for you to include God in your self-care plan, not exclude Him. We believe He desires the same.

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Getting Comfortable With Your Own Self-Care

What in the world is self-care anyway?

I mean, are we talking candle-lit bubble baths here? Sitting with our feet up while dipping luscious red strawberries in creamy dark chocolate? Body massages with fragrant essential oils…?

Honestly, I can EASILY get with all. of. that. And, for some of us, those types of things may be part of our self-care strategy.

But that’s not really what I’m getting at when talking about self-care. It’s really so, so much more, and we as women and mothers are not doing a slam-dunk job of this for ourselves.

...which is why we’re talking about it.

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Mompreneurs: How to Overcome New Business Overwhelm

I completely understand and relate to the feeling of overwhelm starting a new business brings. Sometimes we begin to second guess our ability to pull it off, especially while our kids are still home.

I also know from personal experience that if we step back a bit and take a breath (or two or three), there is wisdom to this madness we call mompreneurship.

Yes, there is tons to do, and there will always be tons to do.

So, once we embrace the fact that our to-do list isn’t going to get any shorter, the next thing to do is figure out some sort of strategy to manage our workload so we can eventually scale our business and handle more. More time to create. More clients. More money. More opportunities to serve others well.

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4 Steps to Creating a Regular Refreshing Self-Care Plan

I’ve heard the phrase, “self-care is a luxury” over and over again in my questionnaires and polls with the moms I serve. And I get it. Life, family, and business brings with it so many outside demands for our time, our skills, our emotions, our abilities, we don’t readily see the margin available in our schedule to fit in times to take care of ourselves.

But here’s what I submit to you: If we don’t figure out how to make ourselves a priority, we are setting ourselves up to eventually crash and burn. We can’t be who our family and business needs us to be if we are not well.

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