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You take such good care of your children. You do everything for them, sacrifice for them, are there for them, but what do you do for you? So many parents get swallowed up into the trap of forgetting that they are a person too because they have other little people who depend on them for everything. We understand how this happens, but it simply can’t continue. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the basic things that you should be doing for yourself, as well as your kids. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

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Make Delicious Meals


The first thing that you should be doing is making delicious meals for yourself. You spend time trying to make sure that your kids have everything that they want to eat, ensuring they have something that they like, as well as something new to try. But, do you ever make anything that you will love? For example, if you have a chicken parmigiana recipe you’ll love, then why not give this a go? It’s not massively complicated so doesn’t have to take up too much time, but it’s also something your kids should eat. Give it to them for dinner and see how it goes! You’ve made it for you so you don’t have to miss out on the thing that you want, but you are also sharing with everyone else.


Give Yourself A Break


One of the things that we know that a lot of parents do not do is give themselves a break. You do not have to be perfect, you do not have to be flawless. You are allowed to mess up, and get things wrong, and shout sometimes, and cry, and feel whatever it is that you are feeling. It is okay to let it all out and give yourself a break, no matter what anyone says. You dedicate your entire life to your little humans, so you deserve some time for yourself as well. 


Know your limits. You are more likely to lose your temper, and you are more likely to snap if you have not given yourself a break. You need time yourself in order to regroup and get back to feeling your best, only then can you give your kids the best.


Basic Hygiene Is Not A Luxury


The final thing that we are going to say is that basic hygiene is not a luxury. You deserve to be able to have a bath or a shower, to go for a wash and whatever else you need to do without feeling as though you have to explain yourself or feel guilty for leaving your kids with someone else for 20 minutes. It is not a luxury, it is a basic human need, and you are allowed to enjoy it.


We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be doing for yourself. None of it actually seems like much, but it can make the whole world of difference to you at any given time. We know that it’s not easy to be a parent, and we know that most of your focus goes onto your child, but don’t forget that you are a person too.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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