This post is sponsored by Belabumbum.
Given that most of my #momlife as a stay-at-home mom is spent in loungewear (a significant portion of my mornings and evenings), this is likely a very important topic to all of us mamas. Working moms want to spend their nights in the comfiest thing they can find once their work clothes are off too, so all mamas will likely agree that pajamas are LIFE! Belabumbum has been a go-to for loungewear since my first pregnancy, and even my hubby thinks my stuff from them is cute. 😉
I believe that what we wear in the comfort of our home is just as important as what we put on when we walk outside the front door. After all, our home is our nest and where we seek our comfort and rest. Being comfy and somewhat put-together at home has always been super important to me, and Belabumbum has been a go-to brand during both my pregnancies as well as months (years, actually) into nursing my babies. Their loungewear pieces take you from pregnancy and beyond! And it doesn’t hurt that matching, clean clothes make it a lot easier to answer the door when UPS, Fedex, or USPS rings (cuz you know we be ordering EVERYTHING off Amazon when we’re stuck at home). Or when guests come over to see the new baby. 😉
One of the biggest and most important topics I haven’t covered much of on my blog but want to do more of, is postpartum mental health. When you first become a mom, you experience one of the biggest life changes quite possibly ever, and there’s a good chance that society and your friends and family won’t be able to prepare you for how different life will be with your new little bundle of joy. Yes, you’ll love your son or daughter more than life itself, but it’ll be a big adjustment to your personal life and general feeling of freedom as a person. In those first few weeks, I almost felt like I mourned the loss of my freedom for the next many years… It’s all worth it, but not much will prepare you for the huge responsibility of taking care of another person’s life other than actually doing it yourself.
Some of the simple daily things that have helped me feel positive during this season in my life are the following:
- Shower every day,
- Put on clean loungewear/clothes (such as Belabumbum),
- Get some fresh air, even if for 20 minutes,
- Try to keep your environment clean and positive, and
- Be grateful for and respectful of what your body has done for you as a mother and for your family. We are amazing!
If you’ve showered and put on clean clothes, especially in those first few weeks of becoming a new mom, you feel like you can take on the day with a fresh perspective. Take those few minutes to rinse the day off and start over. Your maternal mental health will thank you later. Even on my toughest days when my stitches from my firstborn’s C-section were tugging at my skin or when I didn’t know how to take care of two kids’ needs by myself all day long, the above 5 things helped me stay sane. Your new rhythm will eventually sort itself out.
Some of my most-worn activewear is also by Belabumbum, so don’t think they only make awesome loungewear. Belabumbum has also created a nursing dress that is meant to be worn out in both a black and a reddish color. I have the Cayenne color and style it with a denim jacket to make it feel put-together. The Heather striped print is my favorite and most-worn of the whole collection, though!
Sponsored by Belabumbum. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog fun to write!