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How many times have you heard the phrase “Again Mama Again”?
And just how many times have you done whatever it is they are asking for again and again and again?!
That what us mamas do! Right? We live for this!
We get kicked in the belly, face, and any part of the body more than a professional soccer player
We get peed on more than the regular fire hydrant.
We get less sleep than any college party goer.
We get punched more than a boxer.
We are their couch, chairs and every piece of furniture in a single household.
We are their own and private exercise gym as our limbs work as balance beams for them any time of the day.
We work as private clown and entertainers during the worst and best days.
But I guarantee you that if you ask any mom out there and I really mean ANY they would re-assure you that THIS is the best and yet the hardest job in the world!
Starting from the moment they are born until the moment we die and we wouldn’t change it for the world.
My Bella was born through C-section (you can read more of that here) and the point where my epidural was inserted hurts more than I would like to admit. When it’s cold, when it’s humid, when I overwork, or simply when I carry her too much, but one of the most important guidelines of mommyhood is never let anything hold you down and that I sure follow!
Ever since Bella turned 2 those headaches, back pain and regular muscle have increased as we are running all the time, carrying a bigger load and having a lot more fun. So how do I keep up with her? Here are my tips.
1. Always, always have a plan.
Kids get even more restless when they are bored, so keeping them busy and having a schedule is key.
2. Be sure to leave some room for free time.
I know, this goes against #1 but honestly as adults we have trouble keeping up with our schedules imagine a little kid.
3. Don’t miss a nap time.
Yes, we still do nap-times and sometimes we even do two naps a day. We try our best to keep these on a schedule as well because this mama needs her rest at night too.
4. Have a handy helper.
My handy helper is TYLENOL®. For my headaches, back pain and regular muscle pain I have in my days I have Extra Strength TYLENOL ® and of course a trip to Target, which usually is a great stress reliever. For those moments where she wants me to push her on the swing “one more time” where she wants me to hold her a certain way “again Mama” I have TYLENOL® and I’m not afraid to use it.
5. Go out and have playdates, mommy, and kid dates or just meet up with your mama tribe. Parks work best for days like these or if you have a nice backyard with some fun games get your mamas together and join the fun. Let the kids tire themselves while you and your friends enjoy a yummy drink like the watermelon water below.
1 Cup of chopped Watermelon (you can even try lemon-lime soda or ginger ale)
8 oz of water
Ice to your choosing
Now tell me what does your little one ask for over and over again?