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3 Easy Changes to Have Fun Again in Motherhood:

Having too much trouble looking after your children? It's time to take in a new perspective and make motherhood fun again!
By Emma Hayden
Date: June 06 2015
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I say this with no doubt that being a mother is a pretty tough job. I salute my mother to handling us when we were little and making us what we are today. More and more responsibilities start taking over. But what makes this lifetime job fun to do? I am going to share my experience as a mother and tell all mothers out there that despite of this being a tough job, you can yourself make it fun to do. In this way you won’t stress out the whole day and will also feel burden free at the end of the day.

If I ask you to rate the fun part of your daily routine how much rate will you give? Probably you won’t even give it a five as parenting makes you even more tired. But your life does not need to be that way for long. Here are some tips that can help you make your motherhood phase not so tiresome. If you are missing all the fun then I might have the right thing for you here which worked for me just fine.

1.     A Fun Basket

Pick out a basket that looks appealing or even if it doesn’t make it appealing. Fill the basket with the names of the things you enjoy doing the most. Every day pick out one name and start doing the thing whether it is small or a big one. This will keep you energized and give your motherhood a fun thing to do. This little basket of yours will be the fun bucket that will help you retain your motivation on a daily basis. So when your children go to bed that is when your fun time begins.

 

2.     Don’t be the Sacrificial Victim

Your kids certainly didn’t ask for you to give your every breath to their work and cleaning up the house all the time nor do they like you to always be around them. So when they are playing with their toys or watching their favorite cartoon you can take a break and do something of your own. If it is not possible then leave them with their dad and make plans with a friend for dinner or a late night hangout. Getting yourself extremely exhausted is not even good for your family. 
 

3.     Listen What the Children Say

I always get confused on this one as it is quite tough to really listen and understand your children at times when you are entirely exhausted. Instead of jumping to some conclusion, it would be better if you just keep all that to yourself and just listen to what your kid has got to say. My daughter, 7 years old, kept on telling me the problems she was having with her friends and what I did is immediately gave her a solution. By doing this, my daughter stopped talking and she kind of walked away slowly to her room. At that moment I realized that providing her with the solution wasn’t just enough for her as all she wanted for me to do was to listen to her.

Listen to your children carefully and let them make the right choice under your guidance. Trust me, they would love it when you will do this. Don’t forget to add fun stuff for you in your daily routine too. 

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