Mommy Wisdom: 9 Secrets to Being a Happier Mom & You! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Parenting
5 years ago
Mommy Wisdom: 9 Secrets to Being a Happier Mom & You!

Want to be a happier mom – and you? Here are nine tips I’ve picked up from moms far wiser than me, and from my own 10 years of motherhood! 

  • Take good care of yourself.
  • Stop comparing yourself to other moms. Just be yourself. Isn’t that what we tell our kids? 
  • Simplify your life. 
  • Make time for YOU. Whatever makes you happy, makes you laugh, calms you down – do it! 
  • Practice daily gratitude. 
  • Have girls' nights out. 
  • Have date nights. 
  • Be OK with OK. Stop chasing perfection. Your kids don’t need perfect, they need YOU. 
  • Ask for help when you need it. We all need it!

Now those are rules to live by!

Kelli Porcaro
^^totally agree Elisa All 30SecondMom . Thanks for sharing Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead I needed to see these reminders today!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I love the inspiration I get each day on 30Seconds, and so much of it comes from you two - Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead and Kelli Schulte! Thank you, chicas! xo
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
That means so much to me, Elisa, especially since YOU inspire ME! This tip is funny in that I partly wrote it as a reminder to myself. :) We all need reminders about self-care sometimes, I think!
Kelli Porcaro
Awww thank you @elisa. I so appreciate you and all that you have done to provide such a supportive and encouraging community of women. I legitimately feel so blessed and inspired to be part of it! And Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead I so agree....most of the stuff I write is a reminder to myself...or based on my own mess ups! : )
Just love this community!

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