One kid, two kids, ten kids... it doesn't matter. Every mother usually has some level of guilt about taking time for herself or pampering herself with a manicure or a trip to the mall, but the fact of the matter is, we as women and as mothers are the greatest female role models our children will ever have.
As such, we should lead by example and demonstrate the importance of taking care of yourself to feel good about yourself, which will in turn, make everyone else around you happy as well. We all know that if you don't feel good about yourself, your whole mood and outlook on life can be affected negatively. Unknowingly, mothers often neglect themselves and use the excuse that the reason is that they have kids.
I'm sorry, but just because you have children, that does NOT mean that you are no longer a person... a woman. They don't strip you of that right as you're being wheeled out of the hospital with baby in your arms like a military officer snatching a merit patch off of your lapel.
Be proud of what you have accomplished, love your children, but make sure to take time to make yourself feel good too. A shopping trip to the mall, a new pair of shoes, a trip to the hair or nail salon, some elective surgery... whatever makes you feel good about yourself and your body, do it, and don't look back!
For Ylenia - love yourself.
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