Mom, Do You Take Care of Yourself Last?

Have you ever heard of the saying, “take care of yourself first, because if you are not taken care of, you will not be able to care for your children”? I have heard this saying many, many times and it rings through in my head every single day. I believe it. It is true. If I am not taking care of myself, it will definitely be a lot more difficult to care for my family. AND if I am not demonstrating that I care to take care of myself, what kind of role model am I setting for my children?

But…..I have found this advice to be difficult to follow sometimes.

As mothers, we are VERY busy fluttering around caring for everyone and every thing. It is in our nature, It is in our core. For some of us, it easier than others to put the hustle bustle of daily life aside and remember to always care for ourselves. BUT, it is important to do this. YOU are important, and never forget it!

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When you get a quick lesson on an airplane before it takes off, what is the first thing they say to you? If you have a child with you and there is a need to put your air mask on, you are told to put yours on first. While this may be counter-intuitive for us, it makes 100% sense! How can you care for your child if you are not breathing. This is true in so many other situations too. We MUST remember to take care of ourselves.

Women’s Health is SO important!

Just as important as everyone’s health, of course!


We must not sacrifice our health. In order to care for our children in the best way possible, we must be our best. And in order to be our best, we must ensure that we are well rested, eating properly etc. etc. etc. You don’t need me how to take care of yourself properly and that is not necessarily the point of this post, however I do have something that can help you be your best!

Remember how I mentioned that you need to be eating properly? In our busy, hustle-bustle lifestyle that many of us lead, it can be challenging to ensure that we are getting enough nutrients. Many of us often forgo breakfast, for example, the most important meal of the day. I have something for you to try and I bet that you will feel better too!

Orange Naturals has a shake that is made specifically with women in mind, along with other homeopathic remedies and tinctures too. The ND Shake – Women is a nutrient dense shake that is customized to meet a woman’s unique physiological needs. It combines a professionally formulated women’s multivitamin with a blend of 18g plant protein, greens, superfruits and fibre, plus nutrients specific to women’s health such as cinnamon for blood sugar balance, calcium for bone health and cranberry for a healthy urinary tract. [information taken directly from the Orange Naturals website.]

Imagine if you started every day off right with a nutrient dense shake? I wonder how you would feel? I can only imagine that you would have more energy and a focused mindset to take on the day, wouldn’t you think?

Do you struggle sometimes with putting yourself first?

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Always consult your Family Physician or Naturopathic Doctor prior to starting a new healthy routine, including adding homeopathic remedies. The information posted on Multi-Testing Mommy should not be taken as medical advice.

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20 Responses to Mom, Do You Take Care of Yourself Last?

  1. kristen visser says:

    I have heard of Orange Naturals but have yet to try it! something my body definitely could use and needs! I always struggle with putting myself first. I actually don’t remember the last time i did

  2. Debbie S. says:

    Absolutely I put myself last, although I find it very important to find myself some me time. I have never tried Orange Naturals.

  3. Heidi C. says:

    I always put myself last. It doesn’t help my family, though, if I don’t look after myself but it is so hard to do when juggling a thousand balls at one time.

  4. desithebonde says:

    im doing this with my brother now taking care of him asnd not my self

  5. Laurie P says:

    I always have to remind myself….

  6. Rogue_Femme says:

    Yes, I struggle with putting myself ahead of my family’s needs. I rarely if ever put myself first unless something triggers that need (like I get sick).

  7. Elva Roberts says:

    Yes; I find it difficult to put my needs first. As a Mother and, now, wife of a husband with a disability, I find it difficult to take time to do the things that will help me be a better Mother, Wife and Caregiver. I am learning, however, to so these things so I will be here to look after my husband of many years, just as he has looked after us all these many years.

  8. Holly says:

    I always put my family above myself. I know at times I shouldn’t, but I can’t help it.

    I was lucky to receive a full size sample of the Orange Natural Shake and love it. I will definitely continue purchasing it.

  9. Louanne B says:

    I think it is in our nature to always put our family first, but sometimes we have to put ourselves first. If we become sick or unhappy, then it is not good, so let’s take care of us too!

  10. Mishelle says:

    I have found it harder to put myself first sometimes now after the divorce, the children have had such a difficult time adjusting to life alone with their Dad when they are with him every odd week that I find myself trying to do more when they are here.

    M

  11. Lynda Cook says:

    I never ever put myself first, I always make sure everyone is happy before me! I have tried these shakes and I really don’t care about the taste

  12. sexybrat says:

    I always put myself last. I really need to start being a little more selfish.

  13. Darlene Schuller says:

    Sometimes it feels like a requirement of parenting

  14. Chantale says:

    As a mom of two boys with special needs, I always take care of myself last! Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  15. Samantha Keen says:

    I need to take care of myself, or I always lose my patience!

  16. dixie says:

    Always take care of yourself.. you only have one body, once it’s too late its too late!

  17. Donna Snugglebuns Dufresne says:

    i should take more care of myself and now i will be more

  18. elizamatt says:

    Love the quote from Cardinal Mermillod. I think one of the problems is finding the time to take care of oneself when you have children, there always seems to be something else that needs to be done first.

  19. annet says:

    I do struggle with putting myself first! I always have. I learned it from my mom unfortunately.

  20. Sarah Alexis says:

    I’ve been working on that balance. Sometimes I still feel guilty for taking “me” time. But then I remind myself that I’m a role model for my kids – they need to know that I love me too, and I expect them to grow up loving themselves also!!!!

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