Motherhood Reflections: Ways to Honor Yourself

May is a month filled with celebrations for my family. Between Mother’s Day, my birthday, and my son’s birthday, I can’t help but think about my motherhood journey. I am in awe, as my baby approaches the big three in a few days. It seems like not long ago we were bringing him home. The saying “the days are long, but the years are short”, certainly holds true.

When I think about motherhood, many words/thoughts come to mind. Words like grateful, blessed, tired, long, special, busy, thankful, and labor of love, to name a few. The responsibilities we have as mothers (in addition to our other responsibilities), can sometimes be daunting and take a toll on you. While reflecting, I created a list of things I’m striving for more of. These are things I plan to focus on. Taking time to prioritize these types of things is a way in which I will honor myself. You too, can do the same thing. Take a moment to create a personalized list for yourself, or borrow some of these ideas. As moms, we must take time to prioritize our health and wellbeing, because if we don’t, we can’t effectively take care of others.

Time with God

Relaxing guilt free

Unplugged time with family


Praying with intention

Me time

A girl’s trip

A massage

Monthly date night

Eliminating imposter syndrome

Finding trustworthy/reliable babysitters and actually using them lol

Being a good steward of my money

Regular mani/pedi appointments

Choosing healthy foods

Hiring help/getting somebody else to do it

Monthly outings with friends

Shopping with intention

Less time aimlessly scrolling



More time creating

Reading a good book

Do you need to consider your own needs more, and honor yourself as a busy mom? I’m sure you do! Take time to do some of these things. Feel free to leave any suggestions you may have as well.

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