Stop. Right where you are. Take a moment.
Is this the type of woman you want your daughter to be?
Do you treat yourself kindly?
Do you take time for yourself?
Or do you run yourself to the ground trying to do too much for everyone and always putting yourself last?
Is this - right now - the way you want your daughter to live?
If not, I recommend trying something else.
I'm going away and leaving the kiddos. The opportunity came knocking at my door. I'm answering with a big smile on my face.
I need the break from my kids. I need to not be needed for a few days. I need some silence and adult conversation.
When fill my cup. I teach my daughter to fill hers. I teach her to be kind to herself when I am kind to myself.
Happy, rested and relaxed Mommy makes for calmer, nicer, more together Mommy.
Of course I saw Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing, on Oprah yesterday! Wasn't it fantastic? I L-O-V-E when she talks about our feminine bodies. And heck yeah, I'm totally going to Qigong my lower heart and smile into my vajayjay! It's been a while since I got to fill my cup in a hotel room!
The bottom line, in case you missed it, is that if women do not take care of themselves we will get sick. Our bodies and our emotional selves will break down.
Personally, I've already had enough of that to last me a lifetime so I'm going on vacation without the kids.