Mom life is hard. There’s no denying it. As a millennial mom with little ones in preschool and early elementary, you’re likely juggling a never-ending list of responsibilities, all while trying to keep up with the demands of daily life. It’s a constant balancing act that can leave you feeling burned out, overwhelmed, and alone. But you’re not alone. In this blog post, we’re going to dive into this recent podcast episode, so that you can find support, encouragement, and actionable strategies to help you navigate this complex season of life.
The first aspect of mom life that we talked about in the podcast episode is the invisible mental load. As moms, we’re often responsible for keeping track of a million different things, from our kids’ schedules and meals to household chores and errands. It can feel like an endless to-do list that never gets any shorter. So, what can you do about it? Start by prioritizing your mental health and wellbeing. Take time for yourself each day, even if it’s just a few minutes, to recharge and reset. Make a list of your priorities and delegate tasks where possible. And don’t be afraid to ask for help. By prioritizing your mental load, you’ll be better equipped to handle the many demands of mom life.
Another major pain point for millennial moms is the lack of personal time. Between work, kids, and household responsibilities, it can feel like there’s never a moment to breathe. But it’s important to remember that taking time for yourself isn’t selfish—it’s essential for your mental and emotional wellbeing. So, carve out time each day to do something that you enjoy, whether it’s reading a book, taking a bubble bath, or going for a walk. And don’t be afraid to set boundaries and say no when you need to. By prioritizing your personal time, you’ll be a happier, more present, and more fulfilled mom.
In the podcast episode, we also discussed the pressure to keep up with unrealistic expectations and comparisons. In the age of social media, it’s all too easy to feel like you’re not doing enough or not doing it right. But the truth is, every mom’s journey is different, and there’s no one right way to do things. So, focus on what works for you and your family, and don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. And if you find yourself struggling with comparison or self-doubt, reach out to a friend, a therapist, or a support group for help. By releasing the pressure to keep up with others, you’ll be able to find more joy, peace, and confidence in your own unique mom journey.
The fourth aspect of mom life that we talked about in the podcast episode is isolation. Pandemic life has emphasized just how much we do as moms and how isolating it can be. It can result in feelings of loneliness, being unsupported, and lacking connection with others. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Seek out mom groups or playdates with other moms who have similar-aged children. Join a parenting class or group where you can connect with other moms and learn from their experiences. And don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. By building connections and finding support, you’ll feel less alone and more equipped to handle the challenges of mom life.
The last thing we talked about in the podcast episode is the unpredictability of mom life. It can feel like a rollercoaster ride with ups, downs, twists, and turns. But there are ways that we can learn to roll with the punches and find ways to bring some more structure and intentionality to everyday life. It’s true that we can’t anticipate the unexpected, but we can develop tools to manage it better. One of the best ways to do this is by introducing a little more structure into our daily lives, without sacrificing flexibility or spontaneity.
In future episodes of the Mom Life Handbook podcast, we’ll dive deep into the concept of bringing routines and intentionality into your life. I’ll share some of the strategies that have worked for me, such as creating routines and setting boundaries. These changes may be hard to learn at first, but I promise they’re worth it.
I truly believe in the power of introducing structure into our everyday lives in a way that sets us up for success, but isn’t too rigid that we can’t adapt to changing circumstances. Doing so will help you feel more prepared to take on the unpredictability of mom life, knowing that you have a strong foundation in place.
Overall, I hope this episode has helped you feel less alone in your struggles as a mom. Remember, you are not alone in this journey, and change is possible. In future episodes, we’ll dive into practical tips and strategies to help you conquer the challenges of mom life. Thank you so much for taking the time to tune in today!
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