Friday, April 27, 2012

Ways to Stay Sane as a Mom

  1. Embrace the Chaos and have a dance party.  I head to Grooveshark and create a playlist full of high energy dance songs and let the kids go wild.  I like to join them.  My kids are great about not criticizing my moves.  =) 
  2. Give yourself a Mommy Time-Out!  Plop the kids in front of the TV or sit them at the table with a stack of coloring books and hide out in the bathroom.  It's the best place to hide for most moms and a great time to flip through that magazine you got in the mail. 
  3. Exercise!  When your husband gets home, pull your walking shoes on and kiss him on the way out the door.  Head to the gym or just walk around the neighborhood to blow off some steam.
  4. Schedule a monthly Moms Night Out.  On the last Wednesday of every month a few friends from church and I go to Wednesday night church service and then meet up for coffee afterward.  It's a great way to lift our spirits and have girl time too! 
  5. Think Like a Kid and color, play in the sprinkler, get messy,...  You won't believe how much fun you'll have.   
  6. Ask for Help from your husband, family, friends, or neighbors.  You've heard of "it takes a village to raise a child".  Well, it's true and it benefits not only you but your kids too.
  7. Rock Out in the Minivan/Swagger Wagon! Listening to the kids music all the time can make you go crazy on it's own. So, the next time you are cruising around town with the kids, turn up your (child appropriate) music, roll down the windows and sing along to the tunes. You may get a few stares but, your kids will get a kick out of you letting your "hair down". Be sure to keep your hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and have fun!
  8. Laugh whenever you can!  Start now by watching this video:

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