take care of momma...

Today's post is a call to take care of mothers. It is tough being a mother and I am just a mother of one. I can't imagine what it would be like to have 2 or 4 or maybe even 6 children hanging off of my legs asking me to feed them, bathe them or clean up their messes. 

Motherhood is a selfless "occupation." It requires constantly giving and constantly putting children before self but it is rewarding with their smiles, their sweet noises and I am looking forward to the affection back. 
But at times it is rough, it is tough and it is draining. People have said as long as the baby is healthy, which is very important, very important. But I think we need to start saying as long as baby AND mom are healthy. 
So this is my call to all of you to any of your mom friends, whether you are a mom yourself, a married gal without kids or a single girl, take time to take care of your mom friends. Buy her a pedicure. Take her out for a cup of coffee. Offer to watch her children for 30 minutes or more (!) so she can take a shower, or drink a pumpkin spice latte, or to even just sit for a few minutes on the couch and allow her thoughts to catch up with her. 

Not near any of your mom friends? Write her a letter or note of encouragement. Tell her she is doing a great job, tell her you are thinking about her and how much you love her. Let her know that she is still who she is before she became a mom. Tell her she is beautiful. 

This is my call while mom is taking care of the children to tell her her family and friends are taking care of her.

p.s. Have I told how much I love bath time with Caleb?

17 comments:

brooke lyn said...

i am not a mother myself yet, but i do know that you mommas out there don't take care of yourself enough! you always need to remember if you're not healthy you can't take care of your little guy!

Heather said...

I totally agree that it's important for moms to focus on their own health and well-being! Having a strong support system can make a huge difference.

Pamela @ alittleglitter.com said...

It is so important to take care of yourself as well. You deserve it and a happy/healthy Mom is a better one. P.S. Your little guy is so stinking cute!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

Keep doing such a great job and taking care of yourself too. You both deserve it :) XO

MakeMeUpMia said...

Love this, all of my friends have kids and I always tell them they NEED "me" time! I babysit and take them out for drinks :) I wish I could take YOU for a coffee! PS- that might be the cutest selfie, ever.

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

I love this! I am not a mom (yet!) but my sister just had a baby, and I can already see how much she will be sacrificing...this is such a great idea :)

Kayla MKOY said...

Absolutely love this!!! It's so true. Although I'm not a mother, I'd love to start giving more time to my friends who ARE mothers. Babysitting, making a meal, etc. I know your little one appreciates when you take care of yourself...so that you, in turn, are able to care for him better!

Jessica said...

Amen! Gosh, could I use a little time to take care of myself. It's so hard to get everything done during nap time. And bath time is my favorite too : )

Sarah said...

awww, great post. Yes, yes yes! Let's go grab some dinner sometime :)

Sarah said...

we can meet in the middle, hehe

Kelly Mock said...

I love this! What a great idea! It would be nice to hear that as a mom I'm doing a good job every now and then!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

These are great ideas!

brittany said...

ahh so so so sweet!! being a mom is HARD!! and i'm always thinking to myself, "but i only have one child!!" but it's hard, it just is! still the best thing ever, too, totally, and i think being a mom shows you how much you're actually capable of... but it sure is nice to feel taken care of when you're the one always taking care of everybody, huh!

awhite said...

Great post, babe. Motherhood is a 24/7 job and in my opinion one of the most difficult on the planet- so much responsibility! But also the most rewarding, I'm sure. :)

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Amy said...

This is such a sweet post, and a great reminder to love on the mamas in my life.

On that note, I think you are a fabulous mom, wife, blogger, and all around human being. :)

birdie to be said...

Definitely look out for you mama. If you're not doing well it seems you can't take care of your favorites well either. Xo

Kelly said...

Amen! Mothers are the hardest working people I know. Sending my mama some love today :)