If you are searching for how to be a happy stay at home mom, then I am pretty sure something is driving you crazy. To be honest, that is why I am writing this blog. I was overwhelmed, stressed, and sad as a stay at home mom. Because my son had so many tantrums and I had no idea why, I was getting really frustrated with the whole mom thing. Even though I tried consoling him many times, he would continue throwing things and screaming. Today, I am happier and I have my toddler in control. If you are interested in taking control of your life and becoming a happy mom, you should follow the following steps.
Wake up before your children by 30 minutes to an hour.
During this time, take a shower and get dressed. Sit on the couch and drink a cup of coffee because I am sure you are going to need it. You will feel refreshed and ready for the day. Give it a try!
Have a set daily routine.
When your kids wake up, they should know what to expect during the day. Children tend to struggle transitioning and coping with no set routines. It is very important that you and your children understand what you will do today. Nap times and bedtimes would be much easier with a daily routine. Their internal clocks will kick in, and this will help ease your day. However, always add one change to the routine. By doing so, you are adding excitement to your day and your childrens’. If you would like to see which routine works for me, check out My Educational Toddler Routine blog.
Make sure you add exercise to your routine. Your children should go outdoors every single day if possible. Children tend to have a lot of energy, and by going outdoors, you will surely have fewer problems to deal with at home. Also, you need exercise. Exercise releases good endorphins which tend to make you happier. You could simply take a walk with your children. That would hit two birds with one stone.
Naps are a must!
Your children should not have a decision in naps. Once you schedule a nap, that is it. Those two hours are your break time from them. Each mother needs a break, and you can use that time to do anything you want.
Children should help with chores.
According to your children’s ages, you should pick certain chores for each one of them to do each day. This will help teach them responsibility and help get things off of your shoulders.
You should have alone time at least two hours each day. You can have those during your children’s naps or afterward. Leave your children with a responsible person and do whatever you want to.
Mommy Time Vs. Individual Play
Try spending one-to-one time with your children every day. It helps calm them down and feel loved. Afterward, give them individual playtime. Individual play teaches children emotional control, independence, and confidence. During Individual play, you can do chores and cook.