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There are certain things we mamas need, or at the very least should have, no matter what season of life we are in. They're things that take us from pregnancy and into the teen years, things that I imagine we'll still need when the nest is empty and beyond.
So many of us struggle to make me-time a priority, but when we do we aren't the only ones to benefit.
2. A go-to recipe
We have that one recipe we can count on, the one we execute with ease and always taste delicious.
3. A go-to ready-made item
It's the item you can always pick up at the last minute and is just right for times when you forget about the potluck or just don't want to cook.
So many of us struggle with confidence, but goodness, it's a game-changer.
5. A pick up where you left off best friend
Each time you talk it as if you've never missed a beat.
This friend feels like home. No matter how much time passes and how much you both change, your connection is constant. Each time you talk it as if you've never missed a beat.
6. A dress fit for every occasion
This dress can take you from corporate meetings to holiday parties all with the addition of a classic cardigan or something sparkly.
7. Emergency contact
They are on your kid's emergency lists. It's the person (besides your parent or significant other) you call during those real life emergencies like when your little black dress is a little too little and you're going to a party tonight or you can't decide whether or not you should get the brown boots, the black boots or both since they're on sale.
8. Living trust
We hope and pray for the best but that doesn't mean we don't plan.
9. That one pair of jeans
I'm still searching but I love a pair of jeans that looks as great with flats and a tee as they do with heels and a blouse. Play date and date night approved.
That thing that fuels and fulfills us aside from motherhood.
Reflect on why you do what you do, why you won't stop or quit. Over the years it may change and evolve. In those moments when you feel like quitting, often thinking of your reason will help you to hang on.