20 Ways I Cope on a Tough Day with a Little OneBeing a parent is exhilarating and wonderful - it's so fun to watch my girls learn new skills (those first wobbly steps!), or seeing my baby's eyes light up when I get her out of her crib, or those sweet snuggles when one of them hurts themselves and just wants their mommy to comfort them.
But there can also be hard days where my baby cries for no discernible reason or I'm exhausted from lack of sleep or are just overwhelmed by the many responsibilities I have as a parent, spouse, and adult.
On those days, I use one (or two or ten!) of these tricks to help me stay sane. Hopefully you'll find a few of them helpful yourself when you're having a rough time:
#1: Go for a Walk
Getting out of the house and having some fresh air helps me immensely (and usually calms down my children too). I buckle them in and just walk as far as I need to.
#2: Call it a sick day
If I had an office job, I'd let yourself stay home and do nothing. I ignore the chores, the messy house, andRead More »from Tried and Tested: 20 Ways to Cope with a Little One on Tough Days