Having time for myself is essential to be the best mom I can be. . Every mother is different, every kid, every father, and every family are different. You probably know where I am going to, right? We are all different, and of course, every relationship is unique. And it’s up to us figure out what works best for our family. . The only way to teach your kid about happiness is by being a happy person. The same for compassion, empathy, kindness, bravery, vulnerability and anything else you want him/she to learn about. . I’m not here to tell you that taking time for yourself will make you a better mom or wife. This is what works for me, but you must ask yourself what brings you joy. ✨ I know, parenting is awesome, fulfill your being and blah blah blah, but there is more, at least there was so much more before motherhood joined your life game! Where did it all go? . Recognize what makes you happy, take the time to enjoy and be grateful for doing it. ✨ On bad days, you will remember there is a happy place to go afterwards and everything will be fine. . Motherhood is a bitch, but so is Britney, and look at her, she is a happy lady (you doubt it? Check her gram 😂)

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You should stand strong, no matter the situation!

What would you do?