A special note to all of my mothers who do it all, for Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is such a special holiday because you finally get to be celebrated for everything that you do.
You get to be honored. You get to feel seen.
You finally get a day off.
You finally get to sleep in.
Maybe not even have to do laundry, empty the dishwasher, or cook.
As beautiful as parenting is, it is also extremely hard. Especially motherhood. We go through the most transformation and we are so connected to our little ones emotionally.
Not only did our bodies go through some serious transformation, but we also had to deal with the emotional and physical toll that came with pregnancy.
We lost sleep, had aches and pains, had to sleep in certain positions, change so many daily habits, and go to so many doctors appointments.
Then came birth. We either had to push a human out of our vaginas or had to have our bodies cut open.
Then came breastfeeding. The hormones, My god the hormones associated with breastfeeding. You either were flooded with oxytocin because breastfeeding came easy to you, or, you were flooded with guilt, pain, and fear because you couldn’t make it work.
The sleepless nights.
In addition to the all of the things we have to do to be able to live a normal life. Work, chores, housework, paying the bills, managing school, activities, caretaking, etc.
I wanted to bring to light all that you have done and all that you do, so you can understand that you should be celebrated and appreciated not just on Mother’s Day.
You should be celebrated, everyday.
You are the core and center of the family.
When YOU feel good, the entire family feels good.
Make this the last Mother’s Day where you wait an entire year to ask for what you want.
There should always be space for you.
With absolutely no guilt about it.
Remember, the guilt you have about taking space for yourself, just literally means that you are doing WAY too much for everyone else.
Doing it all is unrealistic. You can’t give from an empty cup.
But you can give from an full cup.
How do you fill it, or maybe even, overflow it?
Are you ready to start living your life differently?
Tired of paying the price of all the stress and putting yourself and your health last?
There is a way out.
That other way out is through a health coach. Your own personal coach that will look at all areas of your life, to see how you can make changes.
Changes that will create long-lasting results.
These changes come from looking at nutrition, self-care, movement, and daily habits.
As your coach we will work on a step-by-step plan together on reaching all of your health goals and then leaving you empowered to continue making changes on your own.
If you are ready to start living well and say goodbye to the stress and burnout that has you surviving instead of thriving – contact me now.
What’s the best Mother’s Day present you have ever gotten?
This Mother’s Day my husband surprised me by booking us a quick getaway to Savannah, GA. I’ve been talking about it for a couple of weeks, how we should go with the kids soon since it’s so close. Which means he was listening. Look at that!
Fun fact, when we first went there as a family, I was pregnant with my second. While at the Savannah Children’s Museum (which I highly recommend), I met the homebirth midwife that ended up delivering my baby! Such a kismet moment. We were meant to be there at that exact time. It gives me goosebumps every time I think about that story.
One of the reasons I love living here in Jacksonville Beach, FL (we moved here 3 years ago from Chicago), aside from living a couple of blocks from the beach, is that there are so many quaint places to go nearby. For example, Savannah is just 2 hours away. Disney is 2 hours away. St. Augustine is 45 minutes. Charleston, S.C is 5 hours. Asheville, N.C. is 5 hours. Miami is 5 hours. Atlanta is 5 1/2 hours.
We make it a point, as a family, to get away often. We love to travel, far and close.
My son, Lukas, who is 5, is officially ending his Pre-K school year in 2 weeks. I can’t believe that he is soon going to be in Kindergarten. I was so emotional when he turned 5. I cried at every celebration. It just feels like such a big birthday. He’s a kid now. Soon he’ll be going to college lol. It is such a fun age though. Like tonight for example, we are going to do a movie night with popcorn and milkshakes (healthy milkshakes of course;)). I can’t freaking wait. I’ll post the recipe next week.
My daughter, Lucy, has officially transitioned to her Montessori floor bed. Well, kind of. She sleeps on the floor by the door. She knows exactly where her bed is and that she is supposed to sleep there but she chooses the floor. It literally breaks my heart ha. I put a blanket by the door for her. I even took out the pack ‘n play mattress and put it by the door. She still chooses not to sleep on either! Just the floor. I keep reading that this is just a phase. We will see how long it lasts.
Has this happened to anyone before?!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.
To your health and happiness,
Alejandra at Living Well Co.