The following guest post is from Doña Bumgarner of Nurtured Mama:
source: Doña Bumgarner
The year I got divorced I struggled with a deep depression. Just getting out of bed each morning took monumental effort.
The one thing that grounded me each day, and eventually helped pull me back to life, was a tiny journal that I kept on my headboard. Each night I would write down three things I was grateful for that day. Just three. It cleared my head of the swirling thoughts and worries of my day so I could sleep. But more than that, those little lists helped remind me that there were things worth noticing and life beyond the sadness I was in the middle of.
source: shira gal
It’s always a privilege to guest post at Simple Mom, and this week I’m sharing my thoughts about moms and our reluctance and guilt when it comes to taking care of ourselves:
I feel guilty every time I buy new underwear.
Yep, as ridiculous as it may be, I find myself feeling like I shouldn’t spend $25 on a new pack of underwear as long as the old ones have at least a tiny bit of elasticity left in them and no gaping holes.
But when my kids need new underwear? I buy it without a second thought.
I think this is a pretty common scenario for moms.
Maybe we’re not all walking around in old underwear (and for the record, despite the guilt associated, I’m not either!), but many of us have this built-in guilt complex that leads to us taking care of everybody’s needs and often neglecting our own.
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