Self-Care Q&A for Moms: Navigating the Maze of Motherhood

10 examples of why it’s important to focus on establishing self-care rhythms rather than relying on quick fixes.

Self-Care Q&A for Moms: Navigating the Maze of Motherhood

Self-Care Q&A for Moms: Navigating the Maze of Motherhood 1640 924 Mona Corwin

I vividly remember those days with my kids underfoot, juggling life, attempting to save the world, make a home, and keep everyone happy. 

It felt like I was that Costco rotisserie chicken, picked clean at the end of the day—nothing left for me, and even my husband had taken some bones.

There’s something intrinsic about women, especially mothers, that makes us prone to sacrificing ourselves for our children. 

It’s not a new revelation; it’s how God wired us. 

We’re givers, nurturers, and creators of atmosphere, and our nurturing spirit demands a considerable amount of energy from our emotions, minds, and bodies.

However, God’s desire for us is a satisfied soul—a calm and peaceful soul, not one caught in the chaotic whirlwind of endless tasks.

So, let’s dive into a Q & A about how to take care of ourselves so that we can have this satisfied soul that God longs for us to have:

Why is self-care so crucial for moms?

Great question! Self-care is like the oxygen mask on a plane; you have to put it on yourself first before helping others. It ensures you’re equipped to navigate the challenges of motherhood with strength and joy.

How do you overcome the guilt associated with taking time for yourself?

Oh, the guilt is real, isn’t it? I’ve been there. Recognizing that self-care is not selfish but necessary for a balanced life helped me. It’s about meeting your needs to be the best mom you can be.

I often feel like a failure because I can’t manage everything. Any advice?

You’re not alone! I used to think I could do it all too. But here’s the truth: we can’t do it all.  Acknowledging our limits and asking for help is a sign of strength, not failure.

How can I overcome the fear of rejection when asking for self-care?

Ah, the fear of hearing “no.” It’s natural but remember, asking for self-care is not a sign of weakness. If you communicate your needs clearly, you’re more likely to get the support you need.

Are there any biblical insights regarding self-care?

Absolutely! Mark 8:36 reminds us that gaining the world means nothing if we lose our soul. Balance, as mentioned in Corinthians 6:12, is key. Not everything is beneficial.

What practical steps can moms take to identify and address stress points?

Start by identifying what’s causing stress—your schedule, physical health, or stress management. Then, create a list of activities that genuinely satisfy your soul.

I’m on a tight budget. How can I practice self-care without spending much?

Budget-friendly self-care is possible! How about grabbing a favorite pizza and finding solace in a quiet place? Sometimes, it’s the simple things that bring the most peace.

How do I approach my partner when I need support for self-care?

Communication is key. Approach your husband with a positive attitude, emphasizing that you need his support and love. Express your needs, and you might be surprised by his willingness to help.

Social media adds to my stress. Do you have any tips on dealing with it during challenging times?

I hear you. Social media can amplify feelings of inadequacy. During stressful times, it’s best to stay off it. Focus on activities that genuinely bring you joy and peace.

Lil’ mumma, you’re not alone. Self-care is not something that you should keep on avoiding. Take time for yourself—you deserve it.



Mona Corwin, Creator of the MomsLikeUs Academy, Podcast and Community