As a mom, it can be hard to take time for yourself, but you can’t pour from an empty cup! Self-care can sometimes feel selfish when there are so many demands on your time, but since you are your longest relationship, make sure that you are taking care of yourself, too. Here are some helpful tools for implementing self-love.

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If you need help with self-care, an app can be an effective way to start.

  • Calm: Guided meditations are available in 3-25 minutes for a happier, healthier you or a more restful sleep.
  • FaceJoy: In eight minutes a day, give yourself a facial boost with specially tailored face yoga courses.
  • Happy Not Perfect: Mind Gym: Look after your mind with workouts, affirmations, wind-downs for sleep and more.
  • I am: Walk through daily affirmations to change negative thought patterns and choose daily intentions to be reminded of throughout the day.
  • Aloe Bud: Choose from 11 self-care related activities, and work toward building accountability by checking in with yourself.


One way to indulge yourself is to bring back a lost love — maybe you used to love reading, but you haven’t had time in a while to curl up with an enjoyable book.


As time permits, “binge” a great show.

  • “Daisy Jones & the Six:” Based on the book by the same name, this Prime Video series depicts the rise of the eponymous rock band in the 1970s.
  • “The Last Thing He Told Me:” A women must forge a relationship with her teenage stepdaughter to find her missing husband in this Apple TV+ series based on the book.
  • “Shrinking:” On Apple TV+, a grieving therapist tells his clients exactly what he thinks, making huge changes in everyone’s lives.
  • “The Morning Show:” This show follows the antics and challenges of a morning news team; available on Apple TV+.
  • “Only Murders in the Building:” On Hulu, three strangers bond over their love of true crime podcast and try to solve murders in their building.


A podcast is an excellent and informative way to learn while doing chores or running errands.

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