Merry almost Christmas everyone! I hope you are all finished with all your shopping and have safe travels wherever you are going. We are staying here and I’m thankful we don’t have to run around an airport with Charlotte!
Well, it’s almost been one year as a stay-at-home-mom for me (I can’t believe it….it really does go by fast). Staying at home has always been something our family wanted to do, but it does require some adjustments if you are used to being out of the house for 8+ hours everyday. Below are some of my thoughts and tips one year in!
Make A Schedule
Once you think you have a solid routine down, it’ll change but having a tentative schedule everyday helps to prioritize my time. Everyday we either go to Stroller Strides class, Gymboree or a local play group meet-up. I usually try to get home for the little one’s afternoon/lunchtime nap so I can get some things done around the house or squeeze in one of my reality shows 🙂 I do need to work on my blogging schedule as that has been all over the place!
Make Time for Yourself
Even if it is for 30 minutes, do it. Some things I like to do are sit down at Starbucks and slowly drink a vanilla latte, read a book, go on a run, take a barre class, or even just walk around Trader Joe’s by myself. And usually by the time I’m headed home, I miss the little one!
Find a Mommy Group
I’m still amazed at how many opportunites are out there for stay at home moms- local mom’s clubs, baby play groups, story time at the library, and organizations like FIt4Mom. First of all, it gets you out of the house AND you will meet other moms going through the same thing. I’ve made so many friends since joining these groups and that is helpful for keeping you sane!
Go on Date Nights
Having a few hours of adult conversation and not having to worry about the baby is so necessary. We try to shoot for once a month!
Any tips other SAHM’s want to share?
Happy Holidays Blog Friends!