As mothers we tend to put everyone first. Our kids, spouses, employers, employees, bosses, our parents, our siblings...but where in the world do we fit into our priorities when there are so many other people counting on us?
I am here to remind all the mothers out there that we are just as important as everyone else in our lives. We are often the glue that holds the family together. We have to take care of ourselves to be able to effectively take care of those around us.
Being a mother does not mean that you don't deserve your time or the things that you want. If getting your hair done is what relaxes you and makes you feel beautiful, then schedule it and do it. Not in the budget? Then cut something out to make room. Whatever it is that makes you feel like a woman, beautiful, worthy, or special, then make room, time & money for in your life.
Motherhood doesn't mean that you need or should give up the things that made you feel good before you were a mother.
I could go on forever about this subject because I so often meet woman that have become wives & mothers yet have given up a huge part of what makes them special & beautiful as woman.
Motherhood is sacrifice in a lot of ways. Your nightlife goes from partying until 2:00 am to changing diapers at 2:00 am, you sacrifice sleep, you sacrifice energy, you sacrifice a lot of things but the one thing that should never be sacrificed is yourself.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org