My Mother’s Day weekend was wonderful. I made a conscious decision to spend Mother’s Day eve pampering myself by getting my hair and nails done and just spending the day with myself. It was wonderful! Sunday rolled around and we went to church and then my family took me out to brunch. I received lovely gifts and beautiful flowers. We came home and I looked around the house and there were several things that needed to be done to prepare for the week. My family told me to sit down and relax because it was Mother’s Day. I knew that if I didn’t take the time to get things done and plan for the week everything would really spiral out of control. I was refreshed from my self-care day the day before and got busy taking care of things on Mother’s Day evening. I love this picture below this is totally a mother’s reality! Ha!!
I went to bed on Mother’s day feeling so refreshed and relaxed. I hit Monday morning ready for the week. Well it’s only Wednesday and my week has been CRAY – ZAY! My Zen from the weekend has totally evaporated and I am in busy mom, wife everything mode! I smile at myself knowing at least I tried to prepare before all the wheels came off. So, on this week’s blog I wanted to remind all the mothers out there to practice self-care daily, heck even hourly during those crazy times. We are the best for our families when we take diligent care of ourselves. I am always reminded of this principle when we are traveling on the plane. The flight attendant directs the passengers that in an emergency if you are traveling with small children to put the oxygen mask on yourself first and then place it on your children. We are no help if we are passed out or exhausted mentally and physically. So, Moms here’s your permission slip to make self-care your daily practice!
Happy Mother’s Day/Week/Month and year to everyone!!
By Kara Norman- Empower Her, Inc.
Kara Norman Atlanta Based Women Empowerment Thought Leader and bi-weekly blog contributor.
Kara Norman has been working with Women and Girls for a number of years. Her nonprofit organization Empower Her Inc , have led to many opportunities in the space of making social changes as it deals with women and their many roles in society. You can learn more about Kara Norman and Empower Her Inc. at http://www.empowerherinc.com/