TRANSITION TO MOTHERHOOD
Welcome Beautiful Inspired Women To The Magical World Of Motherhood
If you have already downloaded my FREE report, then you will have already heard me say this before – “PARENTING IS THE BEST GIG IN THE WORLD”, without a doubt. It’s the most challenging role you will ever have and no two days are the same, but what you give, you will get back tenfold. Your life has changed forever. Welcome to the sleepless nights club and the sisterhood of mothers’.
The Sisterhood Of Mothers’
Mothers’ are the guardians of life – they embody the mysterious regenerations that sustains all humanity. Their wealth of inherited wisdom is transmitted down through the generations, from Mothers to daughters, Grandmothers to grand-daughters all over the world. Mothers’ are the selfless nurturers of the helpless. Motherhood is a common cause, a universal and cherished gift, and an experience to share. (Jackson, D. 1990).
Mothering is the most joyful experience. It doesn’t matter what country you’re from, what language you speak, what colour your skin or hair is, what political view you hold or what religion you are; the majority of women all want the same for their children, and that is the best that they can possibly provide. Welcome to the unity, diversity and harmony that is the Sisterhood of Mothers’.
You can’t look after anyone else, unless you first look after yourself. Another life now depends on you completely, so you really need to take good care of yourself. Try these tips on a regular basis:
*Have an aromatherapy bubble bath with dimmed lights and some perfumed tealight candles for a great atmosphere
*Buy yourself a bunch of fresh flowers each week - all Mums deserve them
*Have a massage by a mobile masseur
*Have a manicure or paint your own finger nails at home
*Have a pedicure or treat yourself to a footspa at home then paint your toe nails
*Go for a walk in nature (beach, park, lake, country)
*Enjoy a coffee with friends at a cafe or invite friends over to your house for a coffee and chat
*Enjoy a glass of wine, whatever you enjoy – white, bubbly or red (only if you’re not breastfeeding and baby is in bed for the night) or a sparkling non alcoholic grape juice if you’re breastfeeding
*Enjoy some internet time to surf the net or connect with friends and family
*Moisturise your entire body after your shower, try a spray on body oil to save time
*Put on a face mask to keep your skin in great condition or have a facial
*Have a mobile hairdresser visit for a new hair style or colour or put in a hair treatment at home
*Take time out to read a great book or a magazine that you enjoy, it’s great to read something inspiring before going to sleep at night
*Do not accept anything less than 100% respect from others, you deserve to be loved and respected always
This beautiful picture below is titled ‘Wings Of Encouragement’. I am sending encouragement to you as you embrace your new mothering role. Please love and cherish this beautiful gift from God that is your baby. Your baby chose you as his/her mother before he/she was even conceived. Give gratitude every single day for this amazing journey that you are embarking on together. Mothers and their children share such a special bond. Enjoy.
Nurture Your Relationship With Your Partner
Happy parents have a positive effect on their children. Nurturing your relationship with your partner can help the both of you to get the most out of being parents and partners.
Open communication can help you to cope with the relationship changes associated with becoming a parent. You will both be getting less sleep than you’re used to, less time to talk to each other and less time alone with each other. You can counteract these tensions by telling each other how your are feeling and finding ways to support each other. Keep your relationship positive by picking your battles and setting aside a time and place to discuss frustrations and work out solutions.
Sit down once a week to discuss financials. You may have gone from two wages down to one, so it’s best to discuss everything together and plan ahead so that you are both involved in the decision making process.
Try having a date night at home once a week. This could be as easy as a DVD and take away, or a simple favourite home cooked meal with candles and flowers on the table. You don’t have to physically leave your home to have a great night in, and think about all the money you’ll be saving. If you’re not breastfeeding, enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. If you are breastfeeding, have a glass of non-alcoholic wine from the supermarket. Why not enjoy your wine or fake wine in a beautiful crystal wine glass.
Work on your short term, medium term and long term goals together. Write them down, there is magic between the mind and the pen. Write down exactly what you both want to achieve. What will life look like three months from today, six months from today, one year from today, five years from today and ten years from today? Put a date on everything, that way you can look back and see what you have both achieved in that time frame. Of course you can modify your future life any time you want and this is such a fun activity to do together. It could become a regular Sunday afternoon activity once a month.
Finding The Energy
All new mothers’ experience tiredness and low energy levels but these seven simple things can make a big difference.
Eat healthy unprocessed foods
Drink plenty of water
Get plenty of rest
Get plenty of fresh air and exercise (put baby in the pusher and go for a walk together every day)
Last of all, just relax and really enjoy being a Mum, it’s the best job in the world, guaranteed!
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