First things first, I have to apologize for not posting a taking care of mommy post last week. I was working on my first ever sponsored post and with everything else going on, I just didn’t get around to it.

This week on Taking Care of Mommy Monday: I am learning that I am making changes. I am becoming the mommy my kids deserve!

The last two weeks have been stressful, to say the least. Which has not provided much time for me.

I do have to say, though, I have been carving out more time to take better care of me on the outside. Taking more time to “groom” myself. Lol, that sounds like I am referring to myself as a pet. But, really I am just trying to say I have been paying more attention to my physical appearance.

Getting myself put together for day not only makes it easier to get stuff done, but makes me feel better.

I do know that this is a great thing for me, but it isn’t the growth I am trying to achieve.

I want to feel better on the inside, not just the outside.

Don’t get me wrong, I am in a way better place than I was six months ago. And I do know that I am not going to be the best me overnight. It is taking hard work and time.

When I sat down to write this post I had no idea what I was going to write about, since I didn’t take much time for taking care of mommy these last couple of weeks.

But, after thinking long and hard, I realized I have grown.

I have been so stuck in this depression rut and negative thinking, I hadn’t realized unstuck I have actually started to become.

The proof is in the pudding.

Okay, actually the proof is in my kids and my relationship with them.

When I was in my darkest time, my kids were the ones who were affected the most.

They lost their fun, loving and creative mommy.

Well, I am so incredibly proud to say (well, type actually) that the mommy they deserve is slowly but surely coming back.

We are spending way more time together as a family and doing way more together. The kids are happier. And the crafts are making a comeback!

I would never consider myself and artistic person, but a creative person? Yes!

I love to create beautiful things and I have shared this love with my kids. They love to do crafts and be creative. Depression stole that from them, but I am fighting so hard to get it back. And, it is working.

So, no I didn’t carve out much time for taking care of mommy the last couple of weeks, but I have been doing a lot of self discovery.

And I am loving what I am discovering.

Have you been taking time any time for taking care of mommy this week? I’d love to connect with you in the comments! Also, don’t forget to subscribe up top for my weekly newsletter packed full of inspiration to keep you taking care of mommy.

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