How To Stay You When You’re a Full-Time Mum


You love being a mum, but let’s be honest, it does sometimes feel like the little ones have hijacked your personality. In fact, it’s scientifically proven: from the moment their born, our kids begin working their way into your hearts and minds. Eventually, it feels like we’re a mum and nothing more! But this, of course, is not true. You’re still you; it’s just that that side of you is buried a little deeper down now that you’re a parent. Below, we take a look at a few ways you can reconnect with yourself.

Hit Up Your Friends

Now, we know that a social life might be something of a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be a hermit. Your friends will be the ones who bring out the other sides of you, the pre-motherhood versions of you. Get together without the kids and have a catch up about all the other things in your life you’ve got going on in your life that isn’t based around the children. Everyone kind of reverts back to other versions of themselves when they’re with people from their past. It’s nice!

Look and Feel the Part

When you’re a full-time mother, clothes aren’t all that much of a priority. In fact, it’s a surprise if you’re wearing anything other than sweatpants and a sweater. But who says it has to be this way? We all feel great when we look and feel our best, so get glammed up every now and again. Invest in a new dress, buy some bras uk at Lingerie Outlet, and get your hair and makeup just right. You’ll feel like the goddess that you are, and it’ll all be a far cry from the normal mum look that you’ve usually got going on.

On Top of Hobbies

You don’t have all that much time to spend with your hobbies these days, but that doesn’t mean you should wave goodbye to them forever. There’ll come a time when the kids are older, and you’re looking for things to do, and if you give up your hobbies now, then you might regret it when that time comes. You’ll have to find time in the schedule, but find the time. Leave the kids with your partner and spend some time with your passions. It’ll remind you that there’s more to you than being a mother.

Date Nights

When was the last time that you and your partner spent a night that didn’t revolve around your kids? A long time, we bet! Let’s change that. Drop the kids off at their grandparents house, get dressed up, and head out for a meal. Only one rule: leave the kid talk until you get home. This is your chance to talk about your dreams, hopes, and all the other bigger things that you rarely get a chance to discuss.

On top of all that, make time just for yourself. An evening spent with your own company will remind you who you are.

This is a collaborative post.

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