Say “Yes” to Mom-Life Balance


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Being a mom makes life quite a bit busier. In addition to all of the things you had on your plate pre-mamahood (which usually don’t go away), you are suddenly charged with one of the most important tasks in the world—raising a human being.

It’s daunting, and incredibly overwhelming at times. Since becoming a mom for the first time just over four years ago, I’ve let the hectic schedule get the best of me. I’ll admit it. Life balance has not been a thing for me, and my well-being has suffered for it.

Over the past few months, I’ve decided to make a shift towards finding a better way to function with all of the hats I wear daily—I’ve said “yes” to finding a mom-life balance.  It will always be a work-in-progress, but these three big moments of “yes” have been making a big impact on my day-to-day life as a mama and more:

 

“Yes” to Valuing My Time

I can’t do everything. No one can. As busy moms, we need to remind ourselves of this on a daily basis. Time really is the most valuable currency that we have, and finding that balance between “getting it done” and “enjoying the moment” is what I’m trying to do.

Some days are more work; some are more play.

Some nights I prepare a home-cooked meal from scratch. On other nights, I depend on thoughtfully-stocked pantry staples like Well Yes!® Soups, which are crafted with care by someone who is not me. 😉 Since they contain purposeful ingredients (ones that do not contain artificial flavors or color, and that are non-GMO), I can feel good about pulling out a can (with non-BPA lining) when things get busy. Doing so frees up an extra 30 minutes that I can use to play with my children, talk to my guy, or just quietly exist.

 

“Yes” to Healthful Choices

I try to say “yes” to small healthful choices throughout the day. It’s amazing how they can add up to improve your mood and overall well-being.

For me, every day begins with a 5-10 minute stretch and a cup of hot water with lemon. Sometimes I’m soothing a crying baby while stretching, or brushing my pre-schooler’s teeth while drinking my lemon water, but I choose to make it happen every day.

I also try to make healthful choices when it comes to my meals. Breakfast can be hit or miss depending on the schedule. Dinner has to be approved by the whole family. But lunch? That’s my meal during the workweek—and I like to keep it healthy when I can. Whether it’s a beautiful fresh salad or a delicious bowl of Well Yes! Soup, which features real nutritious ingredients like sweet potatoes, kale, and quinoa, I like to nourish both my body and my spirit during my lunch hour—to say “yes” to the good stuff so that I have what I need to say “yes” in the rest of my day.

 

“Yes” to Letting Go of Perfection

Let’s be honest—sometimes all of the planning and positive thinking in the world can’t stop a crazy day from going awry. And that’s okay.

Not every day is going to be perfect. Embracing the reality that you can’t control everything and saying “yes” to letting go of the need for perfection is truly liberating.

Do the best that your present situation allows you to do in each given moment, and then move on. Don’t dwell. Don’t stress. Don’t lay awake replaying the “shoulda-woulda-couldas” in your mind long into the wee hours of the night. Breathe in…and out. Now let it go. (Really.)

 

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply robin rue

    That soup sounds really good. My husband loves soup and takes it to work for lunch almost every day. He will love this.

    October 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Lesley

    we need more small healthy choices throughout the day. Thanks for the inspiration.

    October 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I have seen this soup, and was so close to buying a can at the grocery store, but placed it back. I’ve got to give it a try! I love soup for lunch.

    October 19, 2017 at 1:18 am
  • Reply Rachel

    My husband likes taking soup to work for lunch. He has really liked this brand of soup so we get it when it is on sale. The bread looks great!

    October 19, 2017 at 2:54 am
  • Reply Jessica Joachim

    Yes! There needs to be a balance for sure. I know I can’t be the best mom I can be if I am not taking care of myself. You can’t pour from an empty pitcher so they say. Also, I love these soups, we always pick some up when I go shopping.

    October 19, 2017 at 10:39 am
  • Reply AnnMarie John

    We can never be perfect, so should really stop trying to be. I think it’s important that we take care of ourselves as well, we can’t do everything on our own, that’s why we have the family to back us up. I think these soups are really lovely!

    October 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Jeanine

    Yum! These look fantastic. I love soups during fall. It’s one thing I never get sick of. These look great and I could use some mom life balance!

    October 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    I picked up a can from my local Walgreens and tried it. The carrot one is delicious and it is so easy!

    October 19, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Roxanne

    Thank you for this review! I keep passing these in the grocery store and thinking I’ll have to give them a try. Now I know I can count on them for a cleaner dinner option.

    October 20, 2017 at 1:26 am
  • Reply Cecil

    I’ve never seen these soups in the store. The minestrone and kale one sounds worth giving a try. All three actually sound pretty good. I will need to make an extra effort of looking out for these.

    October 20, 2017 at 2:09 am
  • Reply reesa

    These sound like a great way to have an easy and delicious lunch or dinner. I need to pick them up to try!

    October 20, 2017 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Jean

    It must be hard to get a mom-life balance as children take over your life. But I’m glad you’re starting to take steps to helo with this. These soups sound so nice!

    October 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    I’m not a mom yet, but I can only imagine how hectic it can get! Definitely need healthy on the go options. Nice post!

    October 20, 2017 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I love this. I keep reading about the yes challenge where moms say yes to their kids. But it is refreshing to see moms saying yes to themselves. I really need to work on saying yes to healthier choices. This was a great reminder.

    October 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Amber Nelson

    I have never heard of this brand. It looks amazing. That bread looks amazing too!

    October 21, 2017 at 12:45 am
  • Reply Heather

    This balance is so important but such a struggle to achieve. I love that we can opt for low maintenance meals and still make sure our family is taken care of to make more time for ourselves.

    October 21, 2017 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Cassie Tucker

    I know I’m not a mother myself, but I have talked with my friends and family who are. They all said that they all had to learn to let go of the idea of being the “perfect” mom so that they can be a better one.

    October 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Flossie McCowald | SuperMomHacks

    You are so right, busy mamas have to take care of themselves, because no one else will! Bye-bye perfection and other unattainables, hello balance and self-care!

    October 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply TColeman

    Letting go of perfections is something that I have had to do as well. It takes so much more stress off of me than I could have ever imagined.

    October 22, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Definitely looking into these soups, especially since I am going back to work after being off 12 weeks to care for my son. I will need a #WellYesMoment during my lunch breaks!

    October 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Cecilia C. Cannon

    it’s so hard to say yes to ourselves as a mom, but taking a few minutes a day, even if it is just to eat a healthy lunch is so worth it

    October 24, 2017 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Tara Holland

    I love soup, especially on these cooler temperature days. It is hard work being a parent and saying yes to ourselves when we put everyone else first.

    October 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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