This post is sponsored by Premier Protein. All content is my own.
Mom is tired! Babies, toddlers, sleepwalking kids, teething, constipation, reflux, cold & flu season, a puppy who needs to go outside every 2 hours.
There are so many reasons why you have zero energy as a mom.
…and let’s face it, sleeplessness doesn’t end after the newborn stage and Dad is not always there for us in the wee hours of the night.
As a mom of 3 I’ve lost sleep to almost every one of these things.
With baby number 3 we dealt with reflux and an immense amount of spit up.
This baby spit up at least 200 times a day. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but that’s what it felt like. (There really isn’t a point to changing clothes)
The reflux along with teething, had us experiencing some painfully long nights. Although we have found some amazing ways to get more sleep through the baby and toddler phase, I am exhausted!
Not just exhausted, completely wiped out.
I don’t care how many babies you’ve had, nothing ever really prepares you for the amount of energy caring for a new human baby takes. Or caring for a toddler or a child with ADHD who just won’t sleep.
Why are moms always tired?
A study from the Sleep Research Society found that moms experience sleep disruption until 6 years postpartum.
New moms don’t regain the sleep they had until their child is 6 years old. AND if you have multiple children, well, it could be even longer than that.
1. Get Out of the House
You might think getting out of the house would deplete your energy. But, I actually find going for a short walk or making my self take the baby somewhere gives me more energy.
It’s easy as a new mom, especially if you’re a stay at home mom like me, to get into this rut of staying indoors. Making your low energy level an excuse to never leave.
I’ve felt like this many times and getting out into a different environment is sometimes just what you need to get a new energy surrounding you.
2. Music can Get You Through the Day
Music has a really amazing way of getting you off your feet and feeling energized.
When you are so tired from your all nighter with baby, putting on some music can get you through folding laundry, doing dishes, homeschooling, working, you name it.
Put on your favorite music and just watch your energy increase!
3. Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein
New moms need good nutrition. Period!
I am a breastfeeding, homeschooling, work at home mom of 3 kids. Being up all night with my baby and breastfeeding really depletes a lot of my energy during the day.
Having extra protein keeps me full, keeps my milk production going, and helps me stay active for my baby, toddler, and 10 year old boy.
I am really loving Premier Protein Shakes because they have 30 grams of protein with only 160 calories.
It’s definitely good to stock up on protein shakes like this to have on hand during busy days.
Premier Protein Shakes are so easy to take in the go and come in packs of 4 that are easy to stock in the fridge. They are really yummy and come in a variety of flavors. My favorite, strawberry!
4. Self Care is KEY
Never forget to take care of yourself, even though energy levels are low.
Taking time to take a shower, get dressed, and put on some makeup really goes a long way to getting your energy up.
When you are taking care of yourself you will feel ten times better!
5. Re-assess Daily
Make sure you are constantly assessing your energy levels and what you need.
If you’re feeling especially wiped out one day from the new baby, maybe it’s time to call in reinforcements.
Ask your husband, a family member, or a friend to take over while you take a power nap or some me-time to regain some energy back.
How are you getting re-energized as a new mom? I would love to hear your tips and comments below!
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