An entire bag of sugar was dumped on the kitchen floor because my daughter wanted to have a tea party.
The laundry I’d folded had been tossed all around the room because my son thought the bedsheets would make a fantastic tent.
My recently professionally cleaned carpet had “washable” finger paint splattered on it, because remember the laundry basket? My kids had decided to paint it red.
Yesterday was not a good day (and I won’t even get into the 3 hours of 4th grade homework I supervised).
Every week, it seems like there’s always one day like yesterday, when I’m knee-deep in the mommy trenches. Sometimes I feel like locking myself in my bedroom, curling up in the fetal position and crying because I don’t feel like being the mommy— I want MY mommy!
I know I’m not alone.
It’s times like that when what I really need is to feed my mommy spirit, gain control, and focus. Here are six simple things that work for me. I hope they help you too.
What do you do to feed your spirit?
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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