As a mother, I know all too well how stress can have an impact on being a parent. With all the responsibilities of caring for your children, taking care of the household, working(or being a stay at home mom), and taking care of your own health, it is a lot to manage.
In the midst of all the stress and responsibilities, you get lost along the way. A stressful mother leads to a stressful home because when you are stressed everyone else becomes stressed.
Being a mother holds a lot of responsibility and takes a lot of energy, therefore, it is important to take care of yourself first.
Like you haven’t heard that before, right?
I heard that from everyone over and over and when I was younger I never listened. I sure wish I did!
How Stress Has Affected Me
One year I became ill and learned I was epileptic. At first, it was stressful and hard for me, my husband, and my children. I had to learn to depend on others which were hard because I so used to being the one who everyone depended on.
I was weighed down by my illness and my medicines and my whole world was turned upside down. My daily routines were totally changed and everything was affected from my family to my habits. Even my memory and my speech started to change. I became so stressed and heartbroken.
With the help of different techniques and education, I was able to turn my experience into something more powerful – motivation.
Now, when I get stressed I pray and meditate or one of my favorite things to do is take walks with my husband and my younger children. My husband and my children have helped in many ways and they continue to help me every day.
Being a mother is so rewarding and it is a very important job. Children soak up our habits like a sponge. No matter how hard it may get there is always a solution and helping each other find the way is a success I can accept. I am in no way an expert nor will I ever claim to be one, all I am is a mother who is willing to provide the best advice I can to other mothers.
Though I dedicate my site to mothers, the rules still apply to dads. Being a parent is an amazing job and I would never say one parent deserves more credit than the other. We all stress and we all need to take care of ourselves!
What is StressReliefForMothers(SRFM)?
I have created StressReliefForMothers.com for many reasons. Not only do I want mothers, fathers, or anyone seeking advice to be able to come here and get tips on how to relieve and reduce stress, I want SRFM to be a stress relief itself. What does that mean?
I want to be able to provide any tips, products, research, etc. that can help mothers relieve stress in all areas of their life.
Parents have many stressors from work, to raising a family, to making dinner, to dealing with relatives. In all these areas and more, we need help.
So if it is a recipe to save you time, ways to save money, or an exercise to reduce your stress levels, I hope you can find it all here at StressReliefForMothers.
Don’t think I forgot about the little guys. Children also have their own stressors to face and when they are stressed mom is stressed. So here at SRFM, we will cover parenting tips and ways to help your children de-stress.
I am also very happy to hear about anything on my site that catches your attention or if you have any opinions or tips you would like to share don’t be afraid to speak up. Any feedback is welcome!
Founder of stressreliefformothers.com