Self-care. We’re taught from a young age that we need to brush our teeth and hair, shower regularly, change our clothes every day…As an adult, it’s expected that you just do these things, that you don’t struggle with them. A mother should obviously know to take care of herself seeing as she’s teaching small people to do it right? Let me tell you something. Today, I showered for the first time in a week. No shame here. I’m fuckin honest and that’s ok with me. It’s taken me 7 years of motherhood to realize how important caring for myself is. We get so lost in caring for others that we often don’t stop to take care of ourselves. We’re so busy from sun up to sun down that by the time the kids are sleeping and the house is quiet all you want to do is fall down in bed from being mentally and physically exhausted. I woke up today an hour before I needed to get my kids up so I could take a shower, make some breakfast and do my morning routine without the chaos. It feels good to take care of yourself and mamas usually don’t slow down long enough to take time for themselves. For the past 2 months I have made it a point to do something for myself, my sanity, my well being EVERY SINGLE DAY. Do you know what that has done for me? Changed my state of mind. I’m happier, calmer, less tired, less stressed. I’m able to be in the moment with my kids more often. I’m less irritated when all of my kids are going crazy. It’s something that needs to be done. Any small step in the self-care department is good for you mama. Remember: YOU are important too.