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Are you feeling tired and unappreciated? Have you loss sight of what a full nights sleep really is? Do you have a long “To Do List” that seems to grow longer as your baby grows older? Have you accepted the fact that your baby decides what you are going to wear—not you? Do you look in the mirror and see someone else? Have you constantly uttered the statement “There has to be an easier way”? If you can answer “yes” to most, if not all, of these questions then you are in the company of many other mommies who are going through the same thing. You are an official full-time mom.
Generally, people who work full time are only on the clock for 8 to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks out of the year or less. Full-time employees are also graced with periodic vacation days, company benefits, and corporate gifts.
Mothers, on the other hand, are on the clock for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks out of the year. For most moms, “full-time job” is an understatement. From waking up every 2 hours throughout the night with the newborn to driving Junior to soccer practice—being a mother is full-time, but it doesn’t come with vacation days or company benefits. However, it does come with corporate gifts which we will discuss later.
Parenting is no easy task every mother at some point will get the “baby blues”. If motherhood has you crying the blues here are some helpful suggestions:
• If someone offers to help with some of your chores—gladly accept their offer.
• Try to take a 15-30 minute power-nap while the baby is sleeping.
• Accept the fact that some chores won’t get done until tomorrow.
• Eat healthy and drink plenty of water.
• Don’t try to be a “super-mom”, just be the best mom that you can be.
• Interact with other mothers.
• Take someone to the grocery store with you to help with the bags.
• Stagger your chores. Don’t try to do every chore in one day.
• Cook enough for leftovers.
Being a mom has its challenges, but it reaps many benefits. Every gift or card that your child gives you is special. From the beautiful artwork on the refrigerator to the warm hugs and gentle kisses, being a mother is so rewarding. Think of each gift as your own corporate award. After all, being a mother is a full-time job, you just happen to be working for your children.
About the Author: Maria Romain, founder of Academic Success Management, Inc. is a writer for Corporate Snobs, a web-based company that offers the most unique corporate gifts. Find more articles on wonderful business gift ideas by visiting today.