Guest Post: 3 Questions to Understanding Mom - Amanda Mawhinney
3 Questions to Understanding Mom
"Mom" what does that word mean to you? Woman who
gives birth? … Female who loves her offspring? … Child care taker?...Homemaker?... Teacher?... Nurturer? I love
being a mom, but I know that sometimes the title of mom can be overwhelming.
There is so much to do and the responsibility of raising a person is a huge.
What most moms don’t realize is that you won't be the best
mom by focusing all of your energy solely on your children. That just leads to
feeling stressed, overwhelmed and burned-out. A great mom finds a balance
between caring for her family and caring for herself. This creates a happier
mom who in turn can take better quality care of her family.
How can moms take
care of themselves?
Sometimes the title of "mom" blurs a woman's
personal identity. Sometimes moms get too busy taking care of others to take
care of themselves. Sometimes moms just don't know where to start with their
self-care. Answer these 3 questions to understand more about yourself so that
you can pinpoint what you want to do for your own self-care.
Question 1.Who are you? You
probably aren't the same person that you were before you had kids. You may have
different struggles and opportunities in your current day to day life than were
in your previous life stage.
Question 2.What do you want to
do? What are your hopes, interests, dreams, desires and aspirations? What
makes you excited? What makes you smile? Your goals and interests may have
changed after having kids or they may be the same. All that matters is that they
are important to you.
Question 3. How are you going to do it? Things can be difficult
when you have a nursing infant, have a toddler who constantly needs attention,
or a child that needs extra help with their schoolwork. Sometimes
a little bit of pre-planning can go a long way to turning what you want to do
"Finding Mom" is a book that is all about mom's
embarking on the journey of self-discovery. The book takes moms through a detailed
self-analysis to help you to re-find or reinvent yourself. Moms can take a
personality quiz and determine what they can realistically do to achieve a
well- balanced life. Mom, are you ready to start finding YOU? Buy your copy of
Amanda Mawhinney is an author and personal development coach
for moms. You can find more ways to take care of moms and their families on Amanda's
blog, My Koala Pouch-www.mykoalapouch.blogspot.com.