How to take care of mama: physically, emotionally spiritually
It takes a lot of work to keep everyone in the family happy, especially mama. Mama's needs are often overlooked, thought our own happiness can have everything to do with how we manage to deal with the rest of our family's challenges. An emotionally-drained urbanMama recently emailed, seeking some support, guidance, and specific suggestions:
I have a 3 and half year old and a two month old. Both children have medical issues. I have been struggling with Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Anyway, I need your help. I am trying to schedule some self care activities for myself, both in and out of the house. This is a hard thing for me to do, so hard that I am struggling to think of things. Help me!!! I would love to hear what other Mama's do to take care of themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. I am looking for things that help you when you feel lousy. Even if you could offer specific recommendations for massage therpaists, or good books, I'd appreciate it!