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Self-Care for Moms

Moms need care too! Happier and less stressed moms are linked to a healthier and happier family overall. Carve out personal time, cut back on the load of responsibilities and incorporate activities that bring passion and happiness into your life. Ask yourself what you want out of like, and don’t go by what other people say or think

Remember time spent taking care of yourself is not selfish. Taking care of yourself, helps you be a better parent. Try these self care tips:

Stimulate your mind

  • Take a class or workshop
  • Read
  • Watch or listen to an informative program

Stay connected with yourself and others

  • Talk with friends
  • Spend time alone
  • Write in a journal
  • Take time with your spouse/partner

Support your body

  • Exercise/stretch
  • Eat nutritious foods that you like
  • Go to sleep early or take “power naps”

Uplift your spirit

  • Spend time in nature
  • Volunteer
  • Listen to your favorite music

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Parenting the Preschooler “Parent Self-Care.” University of Wisconsin Extension.