Friday, March 29, 2013

Mother(apy)

Massage, Aromatherapy, Organizing, Breathing, Exercise, Real food.

What do all of these things have in common?

They are ways to help us relax. Something that we moms aren't always very good at.

I'm not sure which chromosome or hormone is responsible for giving men the ability to tune out all the surrounding chaos and just chill, but they definitely have it in higher amounts in general than mamas. Not that they don't have their stresses. They just seem to be able to flip the switch a whole lot easier than we can.

By the way, I'm not currently doing any of the above suggestions to relax. So of course I'm all out of whack. Thank goodness that today is the last Friday of the month.

Each month, when possible, a group of us get together for a Mommy Meet-up. We all live a good distance from each other, so we try to meet in a somewhat centralized locale, usually at a playground, so that we can just catch up. We vent, we laugh, we've cried. We bring whatever kids are with us and let them play while we visit (and chase babies). It's fun for the kids, but it's really for us mamas!

It's definitely the best therapy I've found! Laughter really is the best medicine (that, and coffee), especially when it's dispensed by some of the best friends anyone could ever have! 


Hope everyone has a wonderfully relaxing weekend!


2 comments:

  1. I wish I lived closer to you guys! Your Friday get togethers sound like fun!

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