Mom friends, Self-care and Validation

Sometimes it takes getting away to find yourself. Through motherhood, we often find ourselves displaced, lost in the shuffle.

Any time we attempt to practice self-care, guilt trickles on. So what gives?

Why is it that we are so eager and available to give so much of ourselves to others yet we can’t give it back to ourselves? When did we engrain in ourselves the need to withhold love and validation from within?

A classic example of this is a trip to the hair salon.

It’s something every woman needs, yet as a mom we think about the cost, placing our health and happiness on the back burner. Why do we do this?

I’ll tell you why.

Because of mom guilt. Because society places standards on women that are unrealistic.

Because when a woman becomes a mother she feels as if her all needs to go to her children, when that simply isn’t true.

Of course we give our all, but if we have nothing left to give then what’s the point? You can’t pour from an empty cup.

See, that’s what my mom trip taught me.

It taught me the importance of love and validation for oneself. Self-love is key to every and any relationship.

Without it, we are unable to be the best versions of ourselves.

So do yourselves a favor, get your hair done. Go buy the shoes.

Treat yourself with the love and care you pour into others, so that one day it can be reciprocated.

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