My kids are 24 and 21, They are ‘emerging adults’.
They are independent in a lot of ways but still need me- mostly for the urgent stuff.
You know, the things that need to happen: NOW.
Like when my son’s bike breaks down and he’s stranded, he needs me right now.
Or when my daughter is confronted with a dilemma, she urgently calls me from college, “Mommy, where are you? Mommy, what do I do? Mommy, how do I deal with this? Mommy, I need you, now”
Most of the time, they want very little to do with me and I’m begging to interact with them.
Rewind 20 years ago: I couldn’t go to the bathroom by myself.
You probably have kids much younger than mine and are closer to the ‘can’t go to the bathroom by yourself’ phase.
Or maybe you are in the phase of sleepless nights.
Maybe your kids are pre-teens and need you to drive them everywhere giving you little time to get to the gym.
Whatever phase your kids are in, it’s probably taking some kind of toll on you physically, leaving you exhausted, sluggish, moody, irritable
So what’s a busy parent to do?
Step 1: Accept that it’s just the way it is and surrender to it. Whatever phase you’re in, it will pass. Believe it or not, your kids will grow up and move out.
Step 2: Prioritize your self-care so that you feel balanced, energized, light, and even.
You cannot control the imbalance that each stage of motherhood brings, but you can control how balanced your body feels.
Eating the right foods at the right time, you will feel your best.
If you need help ﬁguring out how to manage your diet and lifestyle so you feel balanced and have more energy, better sleep and less stress, contact me and we can set up a time to have a conversation and see how I can help