Motherhood has far more unforeseen challenges than anyone will ever tell you.
I remember when I was approaching my thirties, I found myself starting to wonder how everything was going to turn out in my life. I had a decent job, was recently married, and had a fairly predictable day-to-day.
I figured I pretty much had it together, thinking - naively - that it took a lot of work to get there and it was probably smooth sailing ahead.
But it wasn’t until I became a mom for the first time that I really started to realize just how much my life was still going to change, and how many more unique challenges I would face as a woman.
Like many women, I quickly assumed the role of SuperMom.
For me, this meant project managing the household and making sure everyone was well-fed, while trying to lose the baby weight, move forward in my career, and raise a new baby without screwing him up too badly.
As you probably guessed, this soon became unmanageable and I felt like I wasn’t actually being productive in any aspect of my life. All of this “balance” I was striving for… where was that?
I thought being SuperMom meant doing it all, having it all together, and basking in its awesomeness. After all, I birthed a human - didn’t I deserve something to be easy after that?
Nobody tells you about how your own body will become a completely foreign entity, everything will spontaneously hurt, and your clothes will never fit the same way again.
As it turns out, the image of motherhood that I conjured up was definitely a pipe dream.
Nobody tells moms about teenagers and how one day your life will revolve solely around other people’s potty, nap, and snack schedules. Nobody tells you about how tightly you’ll be white knuckling that superhero cape as you fly around trying to do it all.
Rather than the calming balance I was waiting to feel, I started to experience:
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor sleep
- Aches and inflammation
- Mental Foginess
- Sadness and worry
- Self Doubt & Comparison
My proverbial 'tank' was empty more than I ever imagined it would be.
Not surprisingly, these things didn’t just affect me. When you’re struggling with balance on a personal level, you can only put on a front for so long before it starts siphoning off every other area of your life.
I found myself constantly feeling like I was playing catch up in all areas of my life. From my marriage, to my career, my friendships, and my role as a parent.
Somewhere along the way, any remnant of me had faded off into the clouds. And it would be a while until I got her back.
I’m here to tell you that it does—and it will—get better.
Every day has joy in it, even if it’s a sliver. Every day has laughter, even if it’s the kind that makes your ears hurt. Every day, your kids have an amazing mother, even when she feels like her superhero powers are fizzling.
I still have many rough days ahead, but I’ve learned to give myself the realistic grace you need to as a mom, to ask for help, and seek out resources that can support me in different seasons of motherhood.
I still take on too much from time to time, but I haven’t relinquished my superhero cape. Because no matter how imbalanced your life feels right now, you’re still SuperMom. You’re doing a great job, it’s okay to ask for help, and there’s no mama out there exactly like you.
Can you relate to Lauren’s story?
Motherhood has an infinite amount of stressors. Every stage of childhood carries a new set of challenges, new concepts to learn, and new things to worry about. Just when you think you’ve got it under control, life throws something else at you - like maybe baby number 2 or 3! It’s easy for moms to dismiss their own well-being for the sake of the kids.
A busy Supermom lifestyle often leads to a lack of sleep, a suffering diet, constant worry and anxiety, and possibly a lack of daily exercise. All of these stressors produce inflammation in the body and can lead to chronic inflammation.
When inflammation becomes chronic, that’s when the real damage can take place. Pain, stiffness, fatigue, weight gain, skin redness and bloating are all signs of chronic inflammation.
Ways to reduce inflammation are:
Diet is a significant factor in gaining back your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response.
If a busy schedule doesn’t always allow for consistently eating healthy, natural supplements that are high in antioxidants are a great complement to any diet.
Turmeric is a strong antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric’s extract, Curcumin, has been shown to reduce all types of inflammation within the body.
Adding turmeric to your diet is super easy as there are many ways to use this root.
You can add chopped Turmeric to salads, cook with Turmeric spices or prepare Turmeric drinks, such as Golden Mik tea, juices or smoothies. However, research shows that the best way to get the most curcumin out of turmeric is through supplement form.
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Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory agents speed healing and stimulate blood flow, improving the signs of blemishes, swelling and redness of the skin as well as puffiness and under-eye darkness caused by poor circulation.
As a natural antiseptic, Turmeric has also been linked to acne improvement for its ability to keep bacteria from spreading.
Turmeric can deeply hydrate and revitalize the skin and scalp, alleviating symptoms of dryness. It naturally speeds up the process of removing dead skin cells to reveal healthy and soft skin, and protects the skin cells from further damage.