Being a mother is perhaps the most important role you will have in your life: you are responsible for providing your child with love and physical needs and for supporting their growth into a healthy, happy, and well-rounded individual. However, it can also be a tiring and overwhelming role, particularly when your child is very young and you have to attend to their every need, all while fulfilling other household responsibilities and perhaps even full-time employment. To help you to juggle your responsibilities without burning out, here is a short guide to dealing with hectic motherhood.
If you wear glasses, you might already have discovered that they can sometimes get in the way and suffer accidents while you are looking after your children. From sticky fingers smearing the lenses to accidentally bending or snapping the frames, it’s easy to feel that your glasses are a hindrance to active motherhood. As an alternative, you could switch to wearing one day lenses for the freedom of glasses-free precise vision. Don’t worry if you are squeamish about inserting and removing your lenses – your optician will demonstrate how to do this safely and hygienically, ensuring that you will soon be a contact lens-wearing pro.
Low maintenance hairstyles
As a mother, you may not have the time to spend perfecting long and complicated hairstyles every morning. However, it is important that you take some time for self-care to ensure that you feel good about yourself and do not suffer a drop in your self-esteem or identity. Visit your hairdresser and ask for a cut that is low maintenance yet chic, and try to get a trim every six weeks or so to ensure that your hair stays at its best. You could also learn a few quick and easy hairstyles for busy moms for you to use when you want to shake up your look or keep your hair out of your face, such as a messy bun or sleek ponytail.
Curate a low maintenance capsule wardrobe
With young children needing your attention, you may often find yourself getting dressed in a rush and pulling on any clean clothing that comes to hand. Furthermore, luxury fabrics like silk might now be out of the question – kids have a habit of getting dirty whatever the occasion, and you don’t want to risk ruining your special clothes. Curate a capsule wardrobe using easy-care fabrics like cotton to ensure that you will look well put-together on any occasion, even if you have thrown on the closest thing to hand.
Find time for ‘you’ time
As a mother, you might find it difficult to spend time away from your children. However, it is important that you find some time for ‘you’ time, as this expresses your individual identity away from your role as a mother. Indulging in a favorite hobby, socializing with your friends, or even simply getting a good night’s sleep will leave you refreshed and ready to fully enjoy your time with your child.