Wellness for Mothers: Part 4

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Social Wellness

Motherhood can be isolating. At the beginning, it is a cycle of feeding, changing and sleeping and there is barely time to shower, let alone be social. However, as I mentioned in a previous post, Mom Friends, this is a time in life to be very intentional about seeking social support from others. It is important to stay connected to the outside world as a mom.

Here are some tips to stay connected:

  1. Find a mom and baby group. There are often groups through local churches or hospitals where you can meet up with moms and bring the kids along.

 

  1. Call or text that friend you have been meaning to connect with. Texting is an easy way to feel connected during a busy phases of life.

 

  1. Meet up with your friend for a girl’s night out. Have your partner or a family member help with the kids or hire a baby sitter to get out of the house for an hour. Dress up too!

 

  1. Connect with your mother if you can. Motherhood is a great connection for mothers and daughters because she has been there too. New mothers may have found a new sense of appreciation for their moms. Tell her that.

 

  1. Use social media to reach out to old friends who are now mothers. Ask them for some words of wisdom. More likely than not, they will be happy to offer.

 

  1. When you are ready, plan to leave the house for an outing with your kids a couple times per week. Simply going to the park or beach can help you still feel connected.

 

Wellness for Mothers Series

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

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