Shannon joins The Brekky Show every Wednesday morning at 8 am as our resident Mum Lyfe correspondent! She’s here to share the good, the bad and the ugly as she parents her 3 sons with her hubby Dave. For the sake of isolation and social distancing this is the last week Shannon will visit us onsite. But today we wanted to see her so badly… that we locked Corey in a little room in the studio while she was here! (hehe, sorry Corey.)
There’s heaps of resources and advice being shared at the moment for mums and dads about homeschooling and teaching kids how to social distance. But, Shannon noticed something that hasn’t been touched on yet.
For all the mums and dads out there, what are you doing for self care?
We’ve basically been non-stop talking about how we need to take care of our neighbours and those vulnerable around of us, which of course is so important. But like the beautiful Manu Feildel says “if you look after yourself, you look after others.”
Shannon’s been curating a playlist of her favourite songs, so that when she gets stressed or anxious or just needs a few minutes alone she can put her noise-cancelling headphones on and drift away! She’s got some old school rock and roll bangers in there, some 90’s RnB, and of course a few praise songs.
At Kirste’s house, she’s been spending time in the tub. With the low lights, candles, soothing music she’s in heaven. The only problem is her 3 daughters have cottoned on to the idea – so now she’s had to make a schedule so the four of them can share the tub.
So what is your self care idea? If you’ve been doing something in your mother’s group or friends group, share it! Join the conversation on Facebook.