Why every mother needs to get coffee with a friend

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My best piece of parenting advice is to take care of yourself, and the reason is because it's so easy for parents to put ourselves on the back burner and to think our main job is to take care of our kids. It obviously is one of the main jobs, but really we can not do that unless we are first taking care of ourselves. It's that common example of the airline emergency where you have to put your own mask on before you put your kid's mask on. If we're not taking care of ourselves, we are running on fumes, and therefore, we're not the best parent for our kids. And so honestly, it might not seem like parenting advice, but it really is to go get coffee with a girlfriend, or to read a book just for fun, or to make sure you go on date nights with your spouse, or to take naps every now and then. All those things add up to a well-balanced person who is healthy, and thriving, and actually wakes up excited to be a good parent, because once we do that, then every thing else just naturally flows out of the best version of who we are. And so, really, it's so important to just take care of yourself in those little daily ways, because then you'll be a great parent.

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Tsh Oxenreider

Author & Blogger, SimpleMom.net

Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe. She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book. Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 60 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.

Tsh writes about living simply and intentionally at Simple Mom, which was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012. She was also number 2 in the top 50 Twitter Moms of 2011, was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011, her blog was nominated for Best New Blog of 2008, and has been mentioned on Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network, CNBC, CNN, NPR, Parents Magazine, and more. She speaks frequently about blogging, writing, living intentionally, and motherhood in between changing diapers and hitting the 'publish' button. She is also an advocate for Compassion International, serving as one of their bloggers, and is a regular contributor at (in)courage. Tsh also records a podcast with Homefries called The Simple Mom Podcast, which during one week ranked second under NPR’s This American Life in most listened-to podcasts.

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