When I first became a mom it was a huge learning curve and adjustment. Everything changed instantly… and for the better, but for awhile it seemed like a difficult change. It definitely took time to learn what my daughter needed, but also what I needed as a new mom.
That first month was hard. My husband and I both need a good nights sleep, and that we did not get because our daughter had her nights and days backwards. I also didn’t listen to the suggestion of taking a nap whenever she took a nap. That was difficult to do because there was so much that needed to be done during that time… cleaning, laundry, wash bottles, and so much more. We didn’t take the opportunity to get the extra rest we needed when the opportunity came up. I also stopped doing some of the things that I really enjoyed like painting, and reading. My time was filled with my daughter.
As she got older I realized that it was okay to ask for help from others, for people to baby sit so that my husband and I could have a date night. We needed time together as a couple. I also needed time to get to go and do the things that I always enjoyed.
I am going to be attending the Thriving Moms event on April 1st. It is all about how we as moms can continue to thrive. I am looking forward to hearing all of the different speakers and learning about how they found time to make sure that they continued to thrive as moms.
Thriving Moms is also running a giveaway where you can win 2 tickets to the event so if you are interested in going be sure to enter through the link below: