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  1. Shirley
    October 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am

    As a mom to six children, I know self care can make make all the difference in the world! While my kids are now adults themselves, my go to self care activities were reading and exercise. Good tips here!

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 10:59 am

      Yes, it can make a huge difference. Reading has always been one of my favourite things to do.

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  2. Jamie
    October 8, 2018 @ 12:09 pm

    Good advic!

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  3. jena leigh | naughty kitchen
    October 8, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

    great advice and i hope to actually do some of what you recommended. i need to spend time doing NOTHING and learn to say NO more often! =)

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  4. Vox
    October 10, 2018 @ 10:16 am

    Though my kids are older, I still have to make time for self care. Often if I get down at least half of my to do list for the day, I will reward myself with a 20 minute cat nap. I also get up at 4 to get in a morning run and I go to bed later to get more done when it’s quiet and I can hear myself think. Thanks for sharing wisdom on an important topic.

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:03 am

      Sounds like a great plan that works for you.

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  5. Kelsey
    October 10, 2018 @ 11:05 am

    Love this post! I am learing to say “no”, it’s hard! I keep telling myself it’s okay to say “no” even if it is family. I also loved your idea of scheduling time for self care. I know I need to and I do get time when there is an hour here or there but I am last priority. What great ideas and must do’s.

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:05 am

      Good luck. Yes, it’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

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  6. Phonic Worrds
    October 11, 2018 @ 11:29 am

    Refreshing read! Enjoyed it.

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  7. Janice
    October 11, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    This is a lot good suggestions for busy moms. You have to take care of yourself.

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  8. Menesa
    October 11, 2018 @ 12:27 pm

    As a mom, sometimes it’s so hard to care of yourself. Thanks for these useful tips. Very helpful.

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:07 am

      You’re welcome. I’m glad you found it useful.

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  9. Bhavna
    October 11, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

    I need this list. I would say all mums need this. while trying to do the utmost for our families we forget ourselves. Thank you for the reminder- to say ‘no’, to put myself first, to exercise or to do nothing.

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:09 am

      Yes, we need to remember to look after ourselves too. And to realise that it’s okay.

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  10. Quijuana
    October 11, 2018 @ 7:03 pm

    You make awesome points my favorite of which is to declutter. That drives me insane! And No is a complete sentence. I share similar in my e-book. Thanks for the post!

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:12 am

      You’re welcome.

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  11. Amy
    October 14, 2018 @ 8:46 am

    I am so crap at self care. I’ve been bordering on burnout for the last couple of years trying to be everything and finish a degree. Great read, I’m definitely taking these tips on board. Junk definitely adds to my stress levels and I really need to set aside some time to actually do nothing 😃

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:14 am

      It can take time to get used to, especially when you’re busy and everything else seems so important. Good luck!

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  12. Michelle
    October 14, 2018 @ 1:39 pm

    Fantastic advice. We really do need to look after ourselves instead of everyone else all the time.. I can’t remember the last time I read a book for fun, I don’t have the concentration span at the moment. I’m more of a sit down & do nothing because my brain is so fried

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:28 am

      I definitely understand that feeling. When I finally get the kids to bed, I’m often too tired to concentrate and don’t feel like doing anything.

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  13. Maria
    October 27, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

    Great advice!! Being a mom is hard work. As soon as our babies are born, we just dedicate ourselves to them, and our husband/partner that we forget about ourselves. This is a good reminder that in order for our family to be well, we need to be well first.

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 11:39 am

      Yes, it’s easy to lose ourselves and forget what we need.

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  14. Sonja
    October 27, 2018 @ 5:01 pm

    What an important reminder for moms! We need to take care of ourselves so we can be supportive and patient for our little people. I love the list you have created. Sometimes just listening to a favorite song is enough to ground myself and be ready to face the day.

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    • Candice
      November 22, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

      It’s definitely easier to be more patient when we feel better about ourselves. Listening to a favourite song is a great one. It can be very uplifting.

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  15. Melanie
    December 9, 2018 @ 10:24 am

    Decluttering can significantly reduce stress. Before children, I loved the classic Southern Living look. With a house full of toddlers (okay, 2 toddlers and a 10 year old human tornado), and a dusty environment, I gave up one day and boxed up what was left of my knick-knacks (many were broken) and they are STILL in my attic (my kids are in their twenties now). I find the clean simplicity calming and gives me more time for fun! Also, since the kiddos tended to drag their toys into the living room/kitchen area, I bought a cute wicker chest and baskets for the living room to house those toys, crayons, etc., instead of returning them to the bedrooms. Evening pickup was FINALLY quick and stressless.

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  16. Diana
    December 9, 2018 @ 2:31 pm

    There’s so much one can take away from this. I always forget you need to be reminded of all the things for self -care.

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  17. Justine Brashear
    December 9, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

    This is exactly where I’m at right now. I feel like I give everything I have to my family and my jo, and at the end of the day, there’s nothing left for me. For so long, I’ve been telling myself I need to start caring for myself. You’ve got some great suggestions!

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  18. Jamie
    February 6, 2019 @ 12:25 pm

    Love this. Read it twice now!

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  19. Josephine
    February 20, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

    This is so important, even for those of us who aren’t moms, but especially you superwomen! Love the ideas you shared and it’s so important for to take care of yourself!!

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  20. Nena Hart
    April 7, 2019 @ 8:37 am

    Great post. I have four children and work full time. I have realized the running errands by myself is not a way for me to de-stress, but taking a hot shower and drinking tea after the kids go to bed does. Everyone has different needs and has to figure out what they are. We live on Lana’i btw 🙂 Much Aloha.

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  21. tam
    April 28, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

    Thank you for these amazing tips on self care! I love the you can say no, and dont have to say yes to everything. Thanks for sharing.

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