How to keep your mom-sanity when you’re at your wit’s end
Ten easy tips from Finn + Emma
Being a mom is wonderful and fulfilling and lots of other good things. Usually. But sometimes (okay, a lot of times) it’s also really, really hard—and you just want to pull your hair out. We want you to keep all your hair, so today we’re sharing our ten favorite things for when we feel like we’re losing our sanity. Sure, some of them may seem obvious, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable or effective…
Sometimes you just need a cup (or four) of coffee. The aroma alone can lift your mood. Ah, simple pleasures…
- Group texts with mom friends
Yes, group texts can sometimes be annoying—but when you’re having a tough day or mommy meltdown, it can be very cathartic to share your misery with fellow mom-friends who can commiserate.
- Sneaking snacks in the pantry
It may sound silly, but it’s the best way to have that square of chocolate or cookie you’re craving. Because if your little one sees you snacking on a delicious-looking treat, they’re going to want one too…which, as you know, can lead to the type of chaos we’re trying to avoid.
Being cooped up in the house can easily test one’s sanity. Step outside and soak up the sun—even if you only have five minutes to spare.
It’s amazing how a solo trip to the (grocery/book/department/whatever) store can feel like such an indulgence. Take advantage of such opportunities!
- Singing in the car
When was the last time you sung in the car? It’ll make you feel better. And, to help you out, we’ve put together a rad Spotify playlist for Mother's Day—check it out here.
- Good TV, Bad TV…whatever kind of TV/streaming media you enjoy
Step out of your everyday world and into whatever kind of shows strike your fancy. Whether it’s the Zen of a nature show, the ridiculousness of a reality show, or the intensity of a drama, dive in and enjoy.
Yes, wine… The power of a good glass (or two) of wine after a hard day of mom-ing is not to be underestimated.
- Cat naps
If you’re the kind of person who likes and benefits from naps, sneak them in and reenergize yourself to face the rest of the day.
- Noise-cancelling headphones
There is something indulgent and oh-so-peaceful about taking breaks from the noise around you, when possible. Noise-cancelling headphones are a wise investment.
What’s your favorite way to combat tough mom days? Whatever it is you enjoy, we wish you an extra dose of it for Mother’s Day. Cheers to you!