Make Time For You: The value (and necessity) of prioritizing time for yourself.

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Writer’s Note: I was privileged to write an article for the lovely Coastal Bend publication, Inspire Coastal Bend Magazine. I encourage you to find a copy and pour through the beautiful content and be inspired by all of the amazing things going on in the business community in the Coastal Bend!

Originally published online at Inspire Coastal Bend Magazine, February 29, 2019; April/May Issue

self care My life as a mother has been challenging, tremendously joyful and pretty exhausting (most of the time, I didn’t even know how tired I was). Going from being a married, working mother to a widowed [suddenly single] working mother, the one thing that has always remained consistent is my fierce love and commitment to my children. Something that has not always remained consistent is my love for self.

Twelve years ago, after my oldest son was born, my needs, personal care and health promptly got put on the back burner. I returned to work when he was barely 3 months old.

My days looked something like this: Wake at 5:30 a.m.; get dressed and pump; feed, change and dress the baby; pack the diaper bag, load the car, grab a granola bar and drop the baby with the nanny. Next I would head to the office; mid-morning pump again; take my lunch break back at the nanny’s to nurse the baby; return to work, pump again, finish the workday so I could rush back to pick up the baby and head home in the rush hour. (And I am talking Austin rush hour – notoriously atrocious.) 

Finally, I would return home only to fix dinner and attempt to choke something down, all the while engaging with my precious baby and husband; bathe the baby, wrestle with some laundry, nurse again, shower and fall into bed. I was lucky if all of this was accomplished by 11 p.m. Then up again every three hours with my cluster-feeder who didn’t sleep … Repeat.

Moving on past the baby phase, my days started looking a little different……

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Elisabeth is so excited to be living her best life in Corpus Christi. After years of visiting the beaches of the Coastal Bend, she is loving the salty air, sandy toes, and wind in her hair. No stranger to City Moms Blog Network, Elisabeth began contributing to Austin Moms Blog in 2012 and is thrilled to continue the sisterhood here in Corpus Christi! She is married to Rad Brad and has two boys, Hudson and Finn. Elisabeth enjoys all kinds of music, singing at the top of her lungs - especially in the school drop off line when the kids are getting out of the car - being outdoors as much as possible and is a complete and total proponent of NOT having a television in the living room.

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