This week, May 3 - 7, we recognize Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. How timely, with Mother's Day being this Sunday, May 9th. While many mothers will celebrate this day with their loved ones, others will experience grief and pain.
Mother Love Challenge 2020 (MOLO) has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. Most importantly, it has been full of positive changes. I was so excited to start my first MOLO and really wanted to put my all into it.
I am so thankful that I was putting the time and effort into making myself a priority during the Mother Love Challenge (MOLO 2020). It helped me lay a solid foundation of support during these uncertain times.
The amount of well-intentioned health advice out there can be overwhelming for anyone. My health outcome would have been very different without the direction and support of my Mom Strong community through the Mother Love Challenge. Here are my top 5 MOLO takeaways (BONUS - I've been maintaining each of these for the past 4 years).
The Oxford dictionary defines self-care as "the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during times of stress." Self-care is a hot topic right now, especially among mothers. What's interesting is that, while this definition is relevant across the multi-year journey that is motherhood, the actual practice of self-care takes on different meanings at different stages of motherhood.
So you've had a baby. Maybe it was six weeks ago, six months ago, or perhaps it was even six years ago, and now you want to know if it's okay to start running. Maybe you've already tried to run and felt great, or perhaps it didn't feel the same as before. Let us help point you in the right direction.