Hey guys, I know it’s been awhile since I made a blog post. I was going to share that I was going to take a step back from beauty blogging, as it was just too time consuming while trying to learn the new balance of being a mom of two… but, I forgot to ever post it. 🤦🏼♀️
So here I am, writing for the first time in who knows how long about mom stuff rather than makeup stuff.
Yesterday was the first time I’ve been out alone in about a year… I’ve been putting it off for awhile now, and would make up all the excuses as to why I couldn’t leave. Usually because of Elias with good reason, he takes “mama’s boy” to a whole new level. He’s a stage 5 clinger and cries whenever someone who isn’t me holds him. Even if it’s my husband.
I also felt guilt everytime I considered going out alone.
I felt selfish like I was leaving my husband and my kids out, or like I was abandoning them.
But as I sat there alone for the first time in a long time, I realized it was way more selfish of me to not take the time to take care of myself. How can I be the best mother and wife that I can be, if I’m stretched thin, tired out, short tempered, and overwhelmed all the time? How is that fair to my husband or kids?
I can’t pour into them from an empty cup.
Taking a break from the whining, complaining, arguing, constant neediness, and crying is ok. It will make you appreciate all the giggles, cuddles, smiles, kisses, hugs, and sweet moments so much more.
I had to realize that Elias will be ok, even if he doesn’t think so. He’s with his dad who loves him, and can care for him just as well as I can.
So take your break mama, give it to yourself. Go get some coffee by yourself, read a book, have Jesus time. Because chances are no one else is going to offer it to you without your asking.
You have to make time for your own sanity.