We’ve all heard the saying;
“It’s takes a village to raise a child”
And after I had my son I learned how much that was true. Without some of the people in my corner for last minute baby sitting gigs, rides and more, I for sure would have lost my mind in some situations. But what’s more important in all of that, is that while they thought they were just taking care of Tate they were truly taking care of me and my needs too.
Mamas don’t get many moments to themselves. But when they do it’s important the moments help fill up theirs cup so they can get back home and pour into their babies and family.
As you know, this past month I went on two trips. One with my girls and one with my family. This literally was the best balance I could think of. I was able to get some quality time with my girls without having to think of diaper changes, feed or sleep schedules. It was simply amazing.
But I would never be able to do these things if it wasn’t for my village. My parents kept Tate for the extended weekend making it easy to not worry about his care during that time. And my girls gave me just the right amount of mix between fun and relaxation to make it an unforgettable vacation.
I think at times we mamas forget the importance of our own self care needs. And that of course is okay. I mean think of all the other things we have on our plates! What’s important is having people around you who remind you to take this time.
My village doesn’t just support Tate. They support me as well. They support my mental health, my emotional health and definitely my physical health.
Finding your tribe is one of the most important things you can do in motherhood. Don’t just let the village raise your child, let it help raise your motherhood too.
Take care of you too mama,