Finding The Balance In Motherhood: 9 Tips For SAHMs to Thrive

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There’s so many tips out there for working moms to help them find work-life balance as a working mom, but what about finding the balance in motherhood and life as a stay at home mom?? In this blog I’m giving tips to the SAHM who’s ready to find better mom-life balance and THRIVE!

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Finding the balance in motherhood doesn’t have to be difficult! Although it’s easy to forget about yourself once you become a mom, there are ways to come back to you and find the balance of it all. Recently, I asked my audience of moms over on Instagram what they struggle with most as a mom. A vast majority of moms responded with similar things such as:

  • Time management
  • Finding me-time
  • Mom guilt
  • Being present while also getting things done

So basically, what it all came down to was, balance if you ask me! Finding the balance in motherhood can feel difficult because you are constantly being pulled in a million directions by multiple people. There is always something to do and where to be. It can be hard to find time for yourself, even though you know how important it is. Let’s dive in and learn how you can live your best balanced mom life so you can feel happier and truly enjoy your role as a SAHM!

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Finding the Balance in Motherhood

Ok, you’re a stay at home mom and you are sick of only finding tips for work-life balance for moms. Here are real life, practical tips for MOM-LIFE balance for the stay at home mom! You are worthy of time to yourself, indulging in your favorite activities, and getting rest. Here are 9 tips to find that balance, mama, so you can also find joy and excitement in your day!

1. Create a Daily Routine

Ok, first things first, you NEED a daily routine! So, establish a flexible daily schedule that includes designated time for chores, playtime with kids, personal activities, and relaxation. Having a routine helps manage expectations and creates a sense of structure. Routine also help you to remember everything because they become habit. Once you create and setup your daily schedule and you find something that works for you, I know you and your family will come to love it! They help make your day go smoother and seamlessly. And lucky for you, if you need a good schedule, I have a free template for you! Check it out below:

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    2. Prioritize Self Care

    A big part of finding balance is taking care of YOU. Remember that you matter, too, so make self care a non-negotiable part of your day. Whether it’s waking up early for a peaceful cup of coffee, taking a relaxing bath after the kids are asleep, or indulging in a hobby you love, prioritize activities that rejuvenate you. This will help you feel more like yourself, which in turn will help you be a better, happier mother!

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    3. Delegate and Share Responsibilities:

    You are not a maid, so stop acting like one!😉 Involve your children in household chores and responsibilities. This will teach your children to work as a team. I always tell my kids that I am not the only one living in our house, we all need to work together to clean and maintain it! Assign age-appropriate tasks to your kids and also, communicate openly with your partner about balancing responsibilities. Discuss who will do what chores to make it easier on yourselves so everyone knows what to expect!

    4. Set Boundaries

    Setting boundaries is hard, uncomfortable, and scary, BUT they are 100% worth it for your peace and happiness. And even though they can be intimidating, they are worth it in the end. Learn to say no to additional commitments that overwhelm you and know that it’s ok to say no and it’s ok for others to feel upset about it. In the end, establishing boundaries with your time and energy will help you focus on what truly matters to you and your family. And that is what it’s all about!

    5. Connect with Other Moms

    Part of finding your balance in motherhood is connecting with other moms. I know moms on the internet like to joke about not going out or responding to a friend’s text 3 days later, and I get the joke, but really it’s so important to maintain friendships! Do this by joining a local mom groups or finding online communities to connect with other stay at home moms. Sharing experiences and tips with like-minded women can provide support and new perspectives and help you through your motherhood journey!

    6. Schedule “Me-Time” Daily

    This kind of goes hand-in-hand with self care, but let’s also make sure to schedule in a small chunk of time for yourself every single day. Try to aim for at least 15-30 minutes each day solely for yourself. It’s a small amount of time that I truly believe you do have, that will pack a huge punch in your mom-life balance and well-being. Use this time to read, meditate, exercise, or engage in any activity that brings you joy and relaxation.

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    7. Embrace Imperfection

    You might wonder what this has to do with finding your balance and I’m going to tell you. The thing is, you can’t find complete happiness and balance if you think everything needs to be perfect all the time or you feel guilty about not being perfect. Because reality check: No one is perfect. Not even a mom! We are human, we make mistakes, and the sooner you realize that AND accept it, you will find more balance in your motherhood journey. Let go of the pressure to be a perfect stay at home mom or have a spotless home or feed your children the healthiest meals, and so on. Embrace imperfections and focus on creating joyful moments with your family!!

    8. Practice Mindfulness

    Mindset matters. Period. Find balance by incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine. This means, take moments throughout the day to pause, breathe, and appreciate the present. You can also take time to write down motivational and uplifting mantras or something you’re grateful for in that moment. Mindfulness can help reduce stress and increase overall well-being, helping you find more balance and gratitude in your daily life.

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    9. Celebrate Small Wins

    Since we live in a world that tends to err on the side of pessimism, it’s important to find the positive and celebrate even the smallest wins! The world can sometimes seem so dark, so why not right? Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Recognize the effort you put into balancing motherhood and personal fulfillment. This will help shift your mindset as well! When you’re finding the positive in things and celebrating even the smallest of wins, you’re training yourself to be a happier, more fulfilled mother. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that!

    Final Thoughts

    At the end of the day, you are a person, an amazing woman who matters. You are not “just” a mom! Finding the balance in motherhood will be an ongoing journey. But one that is well worth it, and might I even say, FUN! I think it’s so cool that we can choose to change, to be different, in order to find balance and create the motherhood journey we want. So mama, be patient with yourself and allow room for adjustments as your family’s needs and dynamics evolve. Prioritizing your well-being ultimately benefits both you and your family. I always say to moms who feel guilty taking time for self care this: Taking care of yourself IS taking care of your family! So keep working on you to find the balance that works for you and your family and in the end, it will all work out. You got this, mama!💪🏼

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