We’ve all heard it, but it’s very true – and very important. You can’t pour water out of an empty cup. “Like many mothers, I used to constantly push my own needs aside,” confesses Kristy of a Fostered Life. “But I began to experience – and my husband and my family experienced – if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
If you’re not taking care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for the children in your home. Many foster parents burn out after two years because of the stresses involved. Here are some ways to help prevent burning out and be at your best while nurturing others!
Get a YMCA membership
Read something inspirational
Listen to positive podcasts
Prioritize date night with your significant other
Hire a mother’s helper