Mommy Takes 5 was started to reach the moms who are overwhelmed, tired, and worn down, who consistently focus on everyone else in the family and ignore their own needs.
We all know that self care is something we need to do, but when you have little kids, it just gets pushed aside to care for everyone else. This blog is here to inspire you to take more time for yourself, by dedicating at least 5 minutes a day to your own needs. When you put more focus on your own needs you can give more to your family. Putting yourself first is something so many of us moms struggle with, and it is so important to our wellbeing.
Inside this blog you will find inspiration to help you with the mind, body, and soul aspects of self care. The variety of posts will help to inspire you to take a few minutes each day to really focus on the things you need to connect with who you are inside. Getting lost in motherhood isn’t an option. Losing yourself in motherhood isn’t an option.
If you’re a mom hoping she isn’t alone in getting lost in motherhood and wanting to connect with who she is deep down, you’ve found the right place.
I’m here to tell you, YOU AREN’T ALONE! We all deal with the same situation. When we get busy we automatically put ourselves last on the list. It’s the easiest thing to remove when the days get hectic. You have so much to do, from the kids to the husband to the housework, life gets in the way and we tend to lose touch with what makes us who we are.
We have all heard the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup” and it’s one of the most true things you can remember while visiting this site. Spending some time on yourself, doing the things that make you who you are, is what fills your heart and will allow you to pour more into your family. From lessons like saying no, to just finding time in your day for yourself. This site will touch on every aspect of self care.
The creation of Mommy Takes 5 comes from realizing that we aren’t alone on this journey.
I started Mommy Takes 5 after a walk with one of my closest friends. I was a relatively new mom, and I was feeling completely buried by motherhood. Going on walks had been something we had done together before I was a mother (and she had 2 kids), and we knew how good we felt after one of our walks together.
On one of these walks we were talking about getting lost in motherhood and really longing to connect with who we were before we became mothers. I had realized that even doing something as simple as painting my nails, or putting on some makeup made me feel like myself. As I was telling my bestie, she realized the same thing. The days that we took those few minutes for ourselves we were more available for our husbands and children. Our cup was full, so we had more to give.
About the creator
I’m Becky, a wife and mother, on the journey to spending more time doing the things I need to that fill my heart and trying to be the best version of myself possible. I married the love of my life in August of 2016. It was a beautiful day that I will keep in my heart forever.
The only other day that beats my wedding day is the day my daughter was born. July 2015 is when my daughter arrived and made me a momma. It was nothing like how I envisioned it, but she arrived safely. I wrote about her birth story here. Now, she is a spunky, sassy toddler who keeps my days and heart full.
As I wrote above, the idea for Mommy Takes 5 came from a walk with a friend where we talked about how much better we felt after spending even 5 minutes on ourselves each day. This lead to me challenging myself to take a little time every day doing what I need to feel most like myself.
One thing I have learned is there are many parts of motherhood that are quite universal. We all struggle with many of the same things, whether that be self care, trying to be Super Mom, or hiding in the bathroom to sneak a cookie. We all could use a little more time for ourselves each day, and we need to lose the guilty feelings that surround taking time for ourselves.
Ready to spend more time on yourself?
Join the Mommy Care Challenge, and start taking at least 5 minutes a day for yourself. It’s such a small commitment for such large pay off. Are you ready?
Want a longer challenge?
You can find my book The Self Care Journey here. The Self Care Journey is a 30 day journal to help you start spending 5 minutes or more on you.