When it came to preparing for motherhood, I researched all the best baby gear, listened to podcasts about preparing for labor, and even read a parenting book or two. But even with this deep dive, I missed the fact that you can easily lose yourself in motherhood.
Self-care gets thrown around often as a way to prevent this, and it usually includes images of candlelit bubble baths or pedicures. Don’t get me wrong. I love a spa day as much as the next mama, but I never feel like my cup is full after that type of self-care. The self-care that is most beneficial for my mental and emotional health is reconnecting to myself and getting creative.
Creativity is a super broad term. For me, it ranges from doing something crafty to baking to gardening. Whatever your hobby is, it requires supplies. So we’ve partnered with American Home Furniture and Mattress to give away a craft cart so you can keep your supplies organized.
In addition to this beautiful functional craft cart, American Home Furniture offers a full line of products that can keep your hobbies organized and create a space in your home that can be your creative outlet sanctuary. Click here to see more items.
Advice like “you should start a hobby” is not really the most helpful and can feel like just another to-do to add to the never-ending list you have running in your head. So I reached out to some of the moms on the ABQ Mom team to see how they fit in hobbies and creative endeavors to keep themselves from getting lost in motherhood.