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Staying Sane as a SAHM

I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I officially earned the title “Stay at Home Mom.” It’s funny, staying home wasn’t a hard decision to make…..I was at a job that I liked, but didn’t love, and with our relocation to Dallas it all just fell into place.

Is it harder than I thought it would be? Oh yeah. Are there days when the only time I get to myself is when I take a shower? Absolutely! But when it’s all said and done I wouldn’t change a thing.

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Now I am definitely no expert on the subject but this is what’s worked for me. And I’m sure I will continue to learn more as I go!

Get Out of the House

I repeat. Get out of the house. As hard as it is, it needs to happen. Having a reason to get everyone ready (including yourself) is a big deal. And having somewhat of a daily routine makes me feel normal.

Make Mom Friends

I know this doesn’t happen overnight. But seriously, I don’t know where I’d be without my group of girls. It can be so isolating without someone who genuinely understands the excitement of drinking coffee when it’s actually warm or being able to blow dry your hair in the morning. Wherever you are: look up Mom’s Club, Playgroups, Join Gymboree, or look for Stroller Strides classes. Of course it can be uncomfortable to put yourself out there, but just do it!

Make Time for your Hobbies

This is much easier said than done. There were/are plenty of times where I’d just rather stay and get stuff done around the house because lets be honest- there is always something that needs to be done.

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But it can wait. Go workout, read a book in a coffee shop, go shopping- whatever it is that makes you feel like you.

Embarce the Hard Days

It’s not always happy kids and perfect instagram pictures. Some days you won’t get any housework done, the laundry will pile-up, the kids will be grumpy, you will be exhausted and you won’t have a clue what everyone is having for dinner. Those days are tough, yes, but they won’t happen EVERYDAY. Wine and sweatpants really help.

Any of you Stay at Home Mommas want to share some of your wisdom?

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Thoughts on Being a SAHM

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!

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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!

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 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!

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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!