Sometimes it seems an impossible task (those among you with small children will most likely especially feel this way) but a few minutes here and there treating yourself or paying attention to your legitimate needs will go a long way. Do not be tempted to take on a martyr role in your family! No one is served by this. Occasionally mention to your husband or older children ways in which they can care for you and don't hesitate to ask for help or a break when you need it!
Take a minute to read this short and to-the-point post entitled "Motherhood and Identity: Martyr is not spelled M-O-M."
I am certain that I have been guilty at times of taking on the martyr role and doing what this author describes as sacrificing my needs for the sake of my children's wants. Might you be doing this too?
Occasionally mention to your husband or older children ways in which they can care for you and don't hesitate to ask for help or a break when you need it!
And in the meanwhile -- here's "Take Care of Yourself Tip #1":
|No chocolate chips and still yummy.|
This fun recipe was shared with me by a mother of seven (including twins), so if she has time to make this for herself every now and then I expect you do too!
Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1 microwaveable mug
- 1/4 c flour
- 1/4 c sugar
- 2 T cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 3 T milk
- 3 T oil
- 3 T chocolate chips (optional)
- small splash of vanilla extract
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