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Being a mother means taking care of things. I’m pretty sure it’s written in the job description and would be in the manuel if it existed. I take care of the kids. I take care of my husband. I take care of the house. I’m a ‘taking care of it’ machine. You know what I rarely take care of? Myself. If I have the choice of buying something for my kids or myself I almost always choose my kids. I actually find it very difficult to buy things for myself. I often feel like I’m not that important or worthy and time is better spent on my family than myself.
Mothers like myself often forget just how important we are. If we don’t take care of ourselves we then in turn can’t take care of the other millions things we need to do. Then to top it off we get thrown curve balls – the kids get sick (I had this happen last month), the car breaks down, or heaven forbid you burnt your Thanksgiving turkey. These unfortunate events throw a wrench into everything stressing us out even more. It’s in these “because moments” we especially need not to forget that we too need total body care.
Taking time to relax, unwind, and refresh is an essential part in our overall wellbeing. It’s something we all need to move past the bad and onto the good. If for no other reason take care of you for all those people you love; because they love you too (and probably would be lost without you)!
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.