Six Tips to Help You Survive Motherhood [& an EPIC giveaway!]

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Having a newborn in the house is truly a task in itself. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to wake up with her all hours of the evening and I'm actually overjoyed to cater to her cries, but as other mamas know - it's hard to take time for yourself when your entire life revolves around caring for this new, tiny human.

Now that it's been a little over 7 weeks since her arrival, I'm finally trying to get back into the swing of things and take care of myself, not just her. I'm not going overboard and indulging myself, but allowing myself to do things every mama should. If you're also a new mama or you just need a reminder on how you can take better care of yourself, this list is for you. So grab a glass of water (or wine, whichever you prefer), and let's talk!

1. Use your free time wisely - This is easier said than done, but instead of just sitting around watching Netflix while your little one snoozes, get up, take advantage of this “free time” and get things accomplished. Whether you're delaying a DIY project you swear you'll work on one day or you just need to fold some laundry, take a moment while your baby is sleeping during the day to get things accomplished!

2. Start taking a probiotic – Personally, I love the Sundown Naturals® Probiotic gummies. They're a delicious way to  keep my body healthy! Available in pineapple, raspberry, and orange flavors, these tasty little gummies provide friendly bacteria for your digestive system with over 2 billion cultures per serving at time of manufacture. Your body will thank you for adding this gummy to your daily routine and so will your taste buds, especially because Sundown Naturals® are free of gluten, dairy, and artificial flavors◊!

3. Get fishy - Speaking of gummies and health support, if you are breastfeeding I highly recommend adding Fish Oil to your daily routine! While Sundown Naturals® Fish Oil gummies provide you with Omega-3s and Vitamin D3 and give you the support you need for your heart, bones, immune system, and so much more, they also pass on these great benefits to your babe! The best part is that you can find these and other Sundown Naturals® vitamins for your whole family on your next trip to Walmart!

4. Get your blood pumping - After you've gotten the all clear from your doctor, start getting your body back by adding a little work out to your daily routine. Take a moment and do some mommy & me yoga with your darling or find a gym with a sitter and allow yourself some time to really concentrate on your workout, either way it'll be good to get back into shape!

5. Focus on you - Speaking of yoga and getting back into shape, while you're working on your physical self, it's a good idea to start meditating some and learning to follow your instincts. While I'm still a new parent I've found it seems to be instinctual, so far, and meditating allows you to listen a little closer to your instincts.

6. Treat yourself - Buy yourself something new or get a little treat for yourself, at least once a month. I like to get pedicures or buy new clothes, each month... sometimes both. Doing a little retail therapy & a bit of spoiling yourself at the spa won't hurt anyone and it’ll definitely help you feel more like you. Call ahead and schedule a massage, go shopping at your favorite place, or even just grab yourself your favorite treat - allow yourself to feel spoiled and your guaranteed to have happier days with your baby!

So tell me, what are your tips for handling life with a newborn? I'd love to hear all about your experience in the comments below! Also, don't forget to take a short quiz to find out which Sundown Naturals® vitamin gummies are for you!

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 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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