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Motherhood Mix Issue 006

The Motherhood Mix Issue 006

Do you sometimes feel like you just don’t want to “mom.” Or is it just me? I’ve come to realize that this is a sign that I’m approaching burnout and need to take better care of myself. I just have so much guilt over the fact that my introverted self needs

SO. MUCH.  S P A C E !

I love my kids, but my tolerance for them climbing all over me and calling me what feels like every 5 seconds to ask me for something wears me down in a way that’s hard to fully express. Having no daycare and no escape has complicated this even more. I am literally writing this with my 3 year-old climbing on my back and trying to ride me like a horse. 🤦‍♀️ 🐴

So, the problem-solver in me wants to fix this for all of us – because I know I can’t be the only mom feeling this way. I’m going to start exploring and studying up on self-care tactics and experimenting with ways to implement them into our already jam-packed lives. In order to make sure I have a good understanding of what other moms need, I really want to talk to you! If you’d be willing to email/text/talk over the next week or so about your challenges surrounding overwhelm/burnout/self-care, please hit reply and let me know. I promise not to take more than 20 minutes of your time and we can figure out a way to work around everything else you have going on.

If you’re interested, I’ll be adding the books I’m reading here. Don’t worry, I realize you have very little free time, so I’ll report back with the useful things I’ve learned.

I hope you have a great week!

💞 Jessica

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