I often hear other first-time mothers say they put the baby before themselves. Many seem to believe a mother's place is last place. Granted you are going to make lots of sacrifices when you have a child, but the one fact I have come to accept is you can't give what you don't have. Many women who began neglecting themselves early on in motherhood often become bitter, disheveled and unkempt. I love being a parent, but I am a much better parent when I eat full meals, bathe, groom, etc. I do have to take good care of my daughter, but I don't have to look like a pageant mom while I do it (i.e., funky bath robe, rollers and flip flops). I refuse to look like Honey Boo Boo's mama! Your little one picks up on your mood, so try to keep your mind and body in a good place as best you can.
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