Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Good SAHM Habits to Embrace

Habits, those little things that we do and don't even realize we are doing them. We all have habits, I like to think that I, as well as most people, have a more good habits than bad. Some of my personal good habits include waking up before my daughter, preparing breakfast daily, and using a planner to plan our days. Good habits are necessary for all moms especially stay at home moms. It's so easy for us to fall into bad habits, I wrote about a few HERE. I wanted to share a few habits that are good to embrace whether you are a stay at home mom or not.

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Planning playdates - One of my best SAHM habits is planning playdates and meetups! I am the queen of getting together with my mom friends.  Sometimes I plan large meetups in my Facebook group Mom Friends of Atlanta or I'll just text my friends about getting together for a playdate. The picture above is a meetup with my #MomTribe at a local beach.  I like to keep playdates simple, a playground, splash pad, or every now and then, someone's home. Either way, getting together with friends as a SAHM is needed for both you and your child.

Crafts - Target dollar spot and Dollar Tree are my BFFs when it comes to crafts. Crafts can make a long rainy day at home bearable lol. I like to keep some art supplies on hand like paper, crayons, paint. But for special projects, I'll head to the store to pick up what I need. Ava likes to paint and draw. One of her favorite toys is an easel that I picked up from Ikea. Sometimes, we will head to a local art museum to do crafts.

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Daily reading - Reading is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your child. We set a small goal to read at least 5 books a day. Reading helps with brain development, is wonderful for bonding, and what child doesn't love reading! I like to read for myself at night before bed. Sometimes I'll read when I wake up in the morning. I prefer an audio book if I am reading in the morning. I also set a goal for myself of reading 1 book a month.

We are all striving to be the best mom that we can be to our children. I like to think that these few good habits make me feel like super mom. What are some of your good mom habits? Let me know in the comments! Until next time.

April K.
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38 comments:

  1. Great ideas for all of us stay at home moms! I try to do the best among all the chaos with having 3 home this summer...my best good mom habit is making sure they do at least one learning activity during the day :)

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  2. The tips you shared are great for SHAM. I really feel there is a need of routine for myself. I follow routine of my kids for school and my husband for his office etc. But I need some time for me too. Your post has given a motivation to me.

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    1. We stick to a routine also, it really helps.

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  3. These are great tips .... Thanks for sharing. Being a stay at home mom myself, I can personally vouch that these tipcs are some that save your sanity. haha

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  4. I LOVE play dates! We did them even when my oldest was still a baby, just so that I got out of the house. But, now that my kids are a little older and actually benefit from them themselves, it's even more important. Thank you for sharing easy and actionable tips!

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    1. My daughter loves and looks forward to playing with her friends.

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  5. I cant say I am good at following routines, but your suggestions are great

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  6. I loved this. I also read to my toddler and cook breakfast each morning. I'm currently trying to get better at using my planner. Haven't gotten there yet... Im sitting here looking at it now. Lol. But this week I PLAN to change that. (Now, let me write that down) Lol...

    Great post!

    Ronnie
    Ladyevolves.com

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  7. As a former elementary teacher, I recognize the value of reading daily, for sure! Having routines in place has also always been super important to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great ideas. I'm a sahm as well and it's super easy to fall into ruts and bad habits. I really enjoy play dates and try and schedule one a week (anymore than that is too much for me!) I love the goal of reading 5books a day with your kids. We read at night but don't make it intentional to read during the day as much. One of my New Years resolutions was to to read 1book a month as well!!

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  9. I recently became a SAHM and we love all of these things. I try to have something planned a few days a week so that we stay away from the screens!

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  10. These are some wonderful ideas for keeping your sanity as a stay at home mom. It's vital that we find things to keep us and our kids entertained.

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  11. good habits is important,good job.....

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  12. I think establishing some type of daily routine is important for you as the SAHM and your child. I know it certainly helped me during those toddler years.

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  13. Having SAHM habits is so important. Thank you for sharing with me!!

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  14. All great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love the dollar store idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I am not a SAHM...YET. I am working towrds that goal! Thank you for the tips! I am always keeping my eye out for them!

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  17. Very helpful tips! Will try to do some soon! Thanks for this! <3

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  18. Reading and crafts are at the top of our list! I need to work on planning more playdates.

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  19. Love your suggestions! We're kind of a disaster with crafts still at my boys' age, but reading time is always a win!

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  20. I've been a sahm for 16 years. (um- how has it been that long?) These are great suggestions!

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  21. Great tips! I'm not a SAHM but I try to do all of these on weekends and my days off. Fun!

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  22. Great tips!!! Especially planning play dates so you can get out of the house and be social!

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  23. I am a stay at home mom and I suck at planning play dates and get togethers I am going to look at facebook groups and see if there is a local area meet up in Otsego, Michigan. I live in a really small town. I might have to start my own group. I did that once before it was a lot of work to run it.

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  24. Play dates are SO important. Stay at home can feel isolating. I try to shoot for 1-2 play dates a week!

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  25. Totally agree! Play dates are not only great for the kids, but if you host one at your house it's motivating for you to clean your house! ;-)

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  26. Yes! Love setting up play dates for my kids! I also second getting up before my kids...it's a must to start the day out on the right foot!

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  27. Yes to all of this! We also try to get some time to run outside everyday, and baking a special treat together can be fun too on rainy days.

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  28. If baby story time at the library counts as a play date, then we do that, but otherwise I haven't tried to arrange play time with other parents. I do love reading to her and playing with her though!

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  29. I love to cook with my kids, do yoga together, go on walks to the pool or the playground, have them help me shop, go to museums and the library, go on nature walks, etc.

    Now I'm a working mom I have to pack all that stuff into a weekend. :)

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  30. As a stay at home mom myself planning play dates is probably my favorite. Me and my daughter need to get out and be around other kids and other adults as much as we can or we both go crazy 😜

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  31. Thank you for some great tips! We love the Dollar Store for all kinds of crafts. I like getting stickers & foam paper for her to match colors with :)

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  32. Reading and play dates! we love them too :) craft we are not fully into it as my kids are still small for all crafty things :)

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