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A woman trying to be a mother and wife at the same time. Being a mother and a wife is a wonderful thing. It's a blessing to have children and to be married to the love of your life. That doesn't mean that it can't be hard to balance the two, however. This is especially true in the first few years of parenthood. A baby requires more time and attention than you may have imagined. By the time the baby is asleep for the night, you may find you don't have energy to do anything else. Having a child can be straining on a relationship. It's important to find the balance between being a mother and a wife. It can be difficult, and the balance may not be the same for everybody. Regardless, here are some things you can do to help.

Hire a Babysitter

One of the most important parts of a relationship is spending time together. Ideally, this time will be without the children. That way, you don't have interruptions or distractions and can focus completely on each other. Hire a babysitter for the night. This may be a teenager from your church, another mom friend, or someone from a babysitting service. If money is tight, there are some ways you may be able to get a sitter for free:

  • Ask a family member if he or she would mind helping out.
  • Do a swap with another mom. Tell her you will watch her kids for a night in exchange for her watching yours for the night.
  • Offer a service instead of money. For example, if you have a small business, you could offer one of your products for free in exchange for a sitter.

Many people do not go out without their children, and this can be a mistake. Your spouse should be important to you too, and that alone time can be imperative to maintaining a strong relationship.

Take Care of Yourself

Your spouse should love you just the way you are, and hopefully he or she does. Still, you should put some effort into taking care of yourself. Make sure you are showering regularly. Try to get dressed most days. When you are going out, take the time to brush your hair and possibly apply some makeup. If you are out of shape, commit to walking several times a week. This is just as important for you as it is for your spouse. It can help you get your self-esteem back and remember that your role goes beyond just being a mother.

Spend Time Alone

Just like you should spend time with your spouse, you should take some time for yourself, too. This can help you recharge and do something you really love. This may be something as simple as going on a shopping trip alone or something more such as going away for the weekend. You may be surprised how much these little getaways can rejuvenate you.

Talk With Your Spouse

Make sure you share how you are feeling with your spouse. Let him or her know that you miss spending time with him or her and that you would like to change that. Communication can help let your spouse know how important your time is together, which can help if he or she is feeling neglected or like the relationship is suffering.

Find Something You Love

Find something that gets you out of the house every once in a while. If you are a stay-at-home mom, you need something that will give you a reason to leave. This may be a club, going out with friends, or something like a gym membership.

Adjusting to being a mom can be difficult, but it does get better. Remember to take care of yourself and your marriage and things should be just fine.


Category: Get Ordained Marriage

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