Hope you all enjoyed your “Mumma’s Day”. I did too. My daughter is going to be two in a few months! She has stared speaking now…so much so that she can mimic every single word that she hears! The entire day yesterday, she kept coming to me, hugging me, and saying “Happy Mumma Day” and every time she left me filled with more love and amazement ! I could not stop myself from thinking about these 20 months of motherhood…
Our life has changed since this little one has stepped in. I have changed and evolved as a person. I feel more compassionate and thoughtful towards everybody. My patience level has gone up multiple folds…I have started looking for reasons to be happy (smiles)! This journey of motherhood has been enriching in every aspect.
About a year back, I took some life changing decisions. Since I wanted to spend quantity and quality time with my little one I decided to go part time with my corporate life. It was a call I took after introspecing what I really wanted to do. During these past 20 months of motherhood, like all other moms, I have also gone through situations of stress and depression and I still go through these sometimes, when I am not able to find any time for myself or for my hubby.
However, I really do not feel that I have made a sacrifice of any kind with my career. In fact, I see this as an opportunity that God has bestowed on me in the larger scheme of things. I started writing this blog after Sarah was born, and this has now become my “Me-time”. I relate to myself through this blog, as it gives me a platform to indulge in something that I am very passionate about. I really don’t know how things will be when Sarah grows up and is not so dependent on me but right now I am enjoying each day of motherhood. I want to watch her grow from a baby to a young girl and a wonderful human being filled with curiosity and compassion (smiles).
Being a working mom, home maker, wife, daughter-in-law, I am always occupied with to-dos but then aren’t we women (especially moms) so amazing at multitasking?!
I read this quote somewhere and a smile came to me,
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton BerleTrying
Of course we still have only two hands to manage everything! However, to manage this multitasking we tend to ignore ourselves. We deprioritize our own needs. We end up getting into this mode quite often, don’t we? But if we as Moms are not happy and healthy, will we be able to keep our home happy and healthy? The answer is “NO”.
I read the latest post from Mommy-labs and those powerful words forced me to introspect and “Ask a few questions to myself”. Rashmie says “a happy – and healthy – mom is the best gift to her child. While, a drained out, irritable, sulking, depressed mother leaves the worst effect on her child.”
Isn’t that so true?…
My today’s post is focuses on health; A Mom’s Health! I will summarize a few tips related to kitchen and eating habits that would help you become a Happy and Healthy Mom !
- Prioritize & Plan
Plan your meals in advance. Look out for recipes which consume less time to cook and are yet healthy for you and your family. Doesn’t mean that you stop preparing some delicious recipes which are time taking but yes prioritize and plan those kinds for weekends.
If you can afford to, delegate as far as possible. For example chopping veggies can be easily delegated to a helper. This will give you some extra time and create a job opportunity for someone else (wink)
- Never Miss a Meal
In order to manage the to-dos of work, home, baby, family etc, we tend to skip a meal or delay it. Don’t get into this habit. Try to have small frequent meals.
- To have a meal, don’t wait for the time when there is nothing left in your to-do list.The to-do list is never ending (smiles).
- If you don’t want to spend time cooking again and again, make an extra serving of breakfast and have it as evening snack. Have salads (fruit and vegetable) or fruit shakes in between the main meals. Get the salad ingredients cut by helper or else invest in an efficient food processor which can do the chopping for you. .
- Keep Some Healthy Snacks Handy
- Include a handful of nuts like walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts in your daily diet. You just need to keep them at a place where they can be accessed while doing other things. For example at your dining table or right in front at the kitchen shelf. Trust me, you will not have to make any extra effort to grab a few. It will happen effortlessly (smiles).
- Look Good & Feel Good
Don’t take it for granted that you have to live with those extra kilos you gained post pregnancy. Always keep a watch. Avoid sugar and deep fried food. Look good and feel healthy! If you feel good about yourself, you will feel good about people around you!
- Last and the most important. Don’t compromise on sleep and exercise regularly.
I am sure you have your own ways to keep yourself and your family healthy. Do share with me and I will add to this list! Once again to all the Mommys, Have a Very Happy and Healthy Mother’s Day Life !Tweet