3 Outrageous Myths About Taking Time Away From Your Kids

Posted April 20, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Self Care / 0 Comments

I remember when I first became a mom, I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of parenting information out there. There are so many different opinions, do’s and don’t’s, rules and “guidelines” on how to be a devoted, loving and protective mom, it’s a wonder we all don’t spontaneously combust.

 

Taking time away from the kids however seems to break some unwritten rule for moms.  As mothers, we shouldn’t want to take time away from our kids, and feeling that way makes us some sort of outlaws.

 

What’s up with that?!

 

Why is taking time away from your kids to look after yourself so forbidden?

Read More

Share me with your friends...wait, what?

Cream Eggs are Disgusting: An Open Letter to The Easter Bunny

Posted April 6, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff / 6 Comments

Dear Easter Bunny,

So it’s that time of year again, B-Man. Santa’s been and gone, Cupid’s shot some arrows and stolen a few hearts, and weird little green dwarves have run amuck all over town. And now it’s Easter; your time to shine. But before you bounce your cute little bunny ass into my house, I have a few conditions.

 

Easter is just around the corner, but I have a few conditions for the Easter Bunny, before he bounces his cute little bunny butt into my house.

Read More

Share me with your friends...wait, what?

How to Make Time for You: It’s About Balance

Posted March 23, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Self Care / 0 Comments

Time is a parent’s most precious commodity. But these days, it’s hard enough to find time to breathe, let alone to make time for you.

 

The kids’ list of demands seems never-ending. The day is full of “Mommy, I want (blank).”, “Mommy, can I have (blank)?”, and the ever-popular, “NO!”. Top that off with with play time, laundry, errands, tidying, and maybe even some work demands, and there’s just not much room left for you. By the time the day ends, all you really want to do is crash.

 

If you’re like me though, after a while, you reach a breaking point, where you’re so desperate for some quality time to yourself, you end up cranky, moody and just plain miserable. But it really doesn’t have to be that way.

 

Making time for you can be really hard as a mom. Here are a few ways you can carve out that little piece for yourself all throughout the day.

Read More

Share me with your friends...wait, what?

Why Self-Care Is So Important for Moms

Posted March 16, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Self Care / 2 Comments

Hey Momma. I see you there. It’s the end of another long day of parenting your little munchkins. “Mommy, can I have a snack?” “Mommy, can you read me one more story?” “Mommy, can I have a glass of water?”

 

Your little one’s have asked you for everything under the sun, in relentless high-pitched, squeeky, outdoor voices, and you’re just done.

 

I know you probably just want to go to bed, and I know you probably just can’t even anymore, and I know taking care of yourself probably isn’t even on your priority list.

 

I know, babe. I’ve been there.

 

Making time for yourself is as important to raising your kids as spending time with them

Read More

Share me with your friends...wait, what?

8 Simple Ways to Cope with Postpartum Depression

Posted March 2, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff, Self Care / 2 Comments

Bringing a child into the world is one of the hardest transitions a woman can go through. Being thrown head-first into the late night feeds, the crying, the soothing, the epic diapers, and the sleep deprivation, you’re already hanging by a thread. Add postpartum depression to that mix, and coping with motherhood seems utterly hopeless.

I know. I’ve been where you are and you’re not alone. You can cope.

It is possible to cope with postpartum depression

Read More

Share me with your friends...wait, what?