Is your child ill? What helps you as a mother to stay healthy, when your children are sick and need your help, describes here Mama blogger Anja, mother of two daughters.content
- What mom helps when the child is ill
- Not so much stress despite teething
- I remember taking care of myself too
What mom helps when the child is ill
It's time again: flu time and one of my girls is flat. Usually it does not take long until the second one joins. And in the middle of it, the mum, who compete for fever, administer medication, take care of medical appointments and all the rest.
If you have been in the life of a mum for some time, you know that over time a certain routine comes about. Nevertheless, it is of course always annoying to organize everything around the children's bed. And so that you are not constantly in stress and still have the good feeling to have thought of everything.
Not so much stress despite teething
In the meantime, I have found a wonderful method for me so that I do not get stressed out of every childhood illness. Because I've made a checklist with all the little things that are in such a case to regulate and consider. And that's sometimes a lot.
On the list is everything that leaves me free and makes it easier for me to concentrate fully on my child. Also things that are normally taken for granted. For example, take a lunch break. Or my daily writing ritual. Because exactly these apparent little things help me to recharge my batteries. And I can use that with a sick child so well.
Of course, there are also many things that I can not do as usual when one of my two is ill. But that does not mean that I have to forget myself completely. So at some point I started to think about the things I can do for me despite illness and some other everyday obstruction. And that every day.
I remember taking care of myself too
So, gradually, this list was created and I am glad and grateful that I have it. Because it always reminds me how important it is to refuel me. Just so that I can be fully there for my child.
And honestly, I realize that we are all doing well. Because if, despite additional work and less time for everyday chores, I am left relaxed, my children will be more relaxed too. And get healthy faster. Or do not get so fast each other.
This helps us all the most and we survive the flu season with peace and serenity.
Because calm is better than perfect.
PS: What do you do when your child is ill? How do you manage to care for yourself? If you want, then tell me in my Mumafreude Facebook group. There we are already a great community of mothers who just want to exchange openly and honestly for their family life. Do not hesitate to come! I'd be pleased!
Anja Riemer-Grobe is a consistently loving girl mum, parental companion and advocate of an appreciative coexistence. She writes on her blog at www.anja-riemer.de about family, relationship and attachment and helps other parents to help themselves by developing their very own family living space . Without pressure and stress from the outside, but with much love and appreciation based on real relationships.
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