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How To Be A Happy Mom

If you are searching for how to be a happy stay at home mom, then I am pretty sure something is driving you crazy. To be honest, that is why I am writing this blog. I was overwhelmed, stressed, and sad as a stay at home mom. Because my son had so many tantrums and I had no idea why, I was getting really frustrated with the whole mom thing. Even though I tried consoling him many times, he would continue throwing things and screaming. Today, I am happier and I have my toddler in control. If you are interested in taking control of your life and becoming a happy mom, you should follow the following steps.

  • Wake up before your children by 30 minutes to an hour. 

During this time, take a shower and get dressed. Sit on the couch and drink a cup of coffee because I am sure you are going to need it. You will feel refreshed and ready for the day. Give it a try!

  • Have a set daily routine.

When your kids wake up, they should know what to expect during the day. Children tend to struggle transitioning and coping with no set routines. It is very important that you and your children understand what you will do today. Nap times and bedtimes would be much easier with a daily routine. Their internal clocks will kick in, and this will help ease your day. However, always add one change to the routine. By doing so, you are adding excitement to your day and your childrens’. If you would like to see which routine works for me, check out My Educational Toddler Routine blog.

  • Exercise 

Make sure you add exercise to your routine. Your children should go outdoors every single day if possible. Children tend to have a lot of energy, and by going outdoors, you will surely have fewer problems to deal with at home. Also, you need exercise. Exercise releases good endorphins which tend to make you happier. You could simply take a walk with your children. That would hit two birds with one stone.

  • Naps are a must!

Your children should not have a decision in naps. Once you schedule a nap, that is it. Those two hours are your break time from them. Each mother needs a break, and you can use that time to do anything you want.

  • Children should help with chores.

According to your children’s ages, you should pick certain chores for each one of them to do each day. This will help teach them responsibility and help get things off of your shoulders.

  • Alone Time

You should have alone time at least two hours each day. You can have those during your children’s naps or afterward. Leave your children with a responsible person and do whatever you want to. 

  • Mommy Time Vs. Individual Play

Try spending one-to-one time with your children every day. It helps calm them down and feel loved. Afterward, give them individual playtime. Individual play teaches children emotional control, independence, and confidence. During Individual play, you can do chores and cook.


  1. These are so helpful even the most simplest of ones really can turn your day around.

  2. Some really helpful tips! I’m great at some and struggle with others… like getting alone time during the day. Love the chores and the difference in mommy vs indv play.

    1. twirlveronique says:

      Thank you for helpful tips!

    2. Jessica says:

      Definitely some great tips love this post

  3. I so agree with this but it is sometimes near impossible! I have a 2 year old and 2 month old. Sleeping is rare lol!

  4. I agree with this list so much, I even have a similar post on my blog. Being a mom is hard work and it definitely is important to remember to take care of ourselves so we can be happy as well.

  5. Marjie Mare says:

    These are great tips. I wish I knew about blogging when I had my kids.

  6. These are all great tips! I also highly stand by having a routine, it helps so much!

  7. I remember my sleepless nights when I just gave birth and to be honest, that was really hard. I agree with you that it helps to wake up a little bit early than the kids in order for you to have some “me” time. These few minutes a day definitely helped me get through the day.

  8. So important to make sure that we take care of ourselves. Parenting takes a lot out of us and it helps to have a good balance in our lives.

  9. In the process of being a perfect mother, many ladies forget to take care of themselves, it must not be.

  10. Some truly great tips on being a great mom. Taking care of yourself is so very important if you want to be available for all the demands of motherhood!

  11. Audrey says:

    It’s so important for moms to feel good. These are great and practical tips.

  12. Trina bell says:

    This is great information mommy time and social time is very important!

  13. I needed to read this! My toddler had been completely insane! He’s been pooping on himself versus going to the toilet like he does when he has to pee. Some days are challenging than others.

  14. This is great advice!

  15. I learned that Carson is a totally different toddler if I break down playtime with mommy into four 15min increments throughout the day! He absolutely loves it and is happier when he moves to independent play so mommy can get stuff done!

  16. 100% on the naps! We matter too!

  17. Theresa says:

    Omg. These are such amazing tips being that I nanny two 4 year old twin boys 😭😂😅 thank you so much !! Needed this ! 🙏♥️

  18. Monica Simpson says:

    I try to have my kids help with chores but I’m too much of a control freak that I wind up wanting to take over and do them myself.

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