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How I Stay Calm Working as a Mom 24/7: 3 Tips for Moms Everywhere

Being a mom is the most incredible role I have, and ever will, take on. It wasn’t until I became one that I realized that this is exactly what I was meant for. While I relish the challenges that come with being a busy mother, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t get frustrated, angry, and impatient.

Since I stay-at-home with my kids, it’s crucial that I find ways to cope with these emotions, because if left unchecked for long they can be incredibly destructive.

3 Tips for Momlife Calmness

While I’m not perfect, I’ve found that these three things have really made a difference in my ability to stay calm and patient when it feels like my kids, and my life, are running wild.

  1. Breathing Exercises

  2. As a yoga and meditation teacher, I practice breathing exercises regularly throughout my day. I have different exercises for different experiences – one I go to when I’m feeling angry, another when I’m feeling tired, another when I’m anxious. This has been a lifesaver for me on many occasions and is something I highly recommend!

  3. Drinking Water

  4. Yes, hydration really is key in my ability to stay calm. And research shows that there’s something to it. The more hydrated you are, the better your body and brain operates, which makes it easier for you to stay calm when you’re feeling angry or anxious. I make it a habit to drink a large glass of water before approaching my kids if they’re misbehaving. It not only makes me feel better, but it gives me time to literally cool down as well.

  5. Waking Up Early

  6. While I have come to love waking up early, I haven’t always been a “morning person”. But now, I can see a huge difference in my day if I choose to sleep in. When I wake up early, I have time to do things that make me feel great the rest of the day, like practicing yoga, meditating, reading, etc. This extra hour or two I have before the rest of my family gets up puts me in a great state of mind.

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It’s always important to remember that, despite our efforts, no mom is ever going to be perfect. There will be days we lose our temper or raise our voices. And, so long as we don’t make habits out of it, it’s all going to be okay.

You are resilient, and so are your kids.

Julie Schoen

Julie Schoen

Julie is a stay-at-home mom of three and a freelance writer. She has her MFA in non-fiction creative writing and is also the founder of Buzzy Blogs. She lives in the high desert of New Mexico's foothills with her family and their dog, Watson.

10 comments

  • Waking up earlier than everyone else is a win! You can get up without all the chaos and get things in order before they get up. Things work smooth that way. Awesome tips!

  • I think it is important to remember that most people are doing the best they can with what they have at the moment. As moms we spread ourselves thin. I love these tips. I’m not a fan of waking up early, but I know that time is precious and it’s something we must do. 🙂 Keep breaking ceilings.

  • Lovely quote at the end to sum up your blog. I haven’t been blessed yet with a child of my own but when I do I’ll keep in mind what you said about no mother is going to be perfect. I am a perfectionist and can see myself worrying over the littlest things.

  • Breathing exercises are amazing! I can’t tell you how many times that alone has helped change a situation when I’m all stressed. These are all really great tips. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • I practice every single tip here. I will say that I need to drink way more water, and besides waking up early, I need to go to bed on time. I also love the breathing exercise as I can do it no matter what I’m doing….except when speaking lol

  • These are great tips! Now that my kids are 11 and 13, I’ve often thought about going back to work. This will be a great tips to help me balance the 24/7 mom thing AND working outside the home.

  • I have found that waking up early makes for a better morning for me. I am a night owl and not a morning person, so the transition has been difficult. The benefits definitely outweigh any downsides.

  • I too love waking up early. I like to the start the day working out then the kids roll out of bed and I’ll my shower and coffee all done by then. Motherhood is not for the weak 😉

  • Great post! I really need this!! My kids are 11, 9 and 6 and when they all get going, sometimes I get very overwhelmed. I wish i I could get up early and have alone time but my daughter is always beside me the minute i wake up

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    Julie Schoen

    Julie Schoen

    Julie is a stay-at-home mom of three and a freelance writer. She has her MFA in non-fiction creative writing and is also the founder of Buzzy Blogs. She lives in the high desert of New Mexico's foothills with her family and their dog, Watson.

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