Being a parent is no easy task. It’s hard work, and it’s easy to feel like you’re not cut out for the job. From taking care of the family to trying to make time for yourself among all the stress, it can be hard to stay happy and healthy as a parent.

It wasn’t long before I realized that making my health and happiness a priority made my life better in numerous aspects. I felt more present, I was kinder and more patient to those around me, and I had a surge of energy, all of which amounted to me being a more attentive mom.

Here are my top five tips to become a happier and healthier parent:

#1. Affirm Yourself as a Parent

As parents, we put a lot of expectations on ourselves. With advice coming at you from every direction, it gets hard to feel like you’re good enough. I’m here to tell you that you have every right to love and accept yourself and to ask for help.

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