Majority of moms hide snacks from their family, study finds.
I read an article on FOX news that polled mothers and the survey found that two-thirds of American moms have a secret snack stash that is kept hidden from family and 66 percent of moms polled hide really good snacks to avoid sharing them with the rest of the household.
Reading this article reminded me of some advice I received when I became a first-time mother. The advice was “as a mother you give so much of yourself, time and effort, to ensure your child has the best, most well-rounded life, don’t ever forget to replenish yourself, you can’t give from a source that’s empty’’.
When I read the article, I thought. ….Really!!! So this is what our lives have come to Moms?! Nothing else for ourselves so we retort to hiding a snack, a delicious treat just for us! Maybe those mothers surveyed just wanted a snack to themselves, I can definitely think of a few snacks I rather keep to myself, like the double chocolate Magnum ice-cream bar. Or maybe, like the advice I was given, those mothers feel so depleted they just want something to call their own, and why not reward with a snack, most of the snacks mentioned were healthy, so not necessarily a guilty pleasure, just something that no one else could have.
I can’t say that advice I was given is always in the back of my mind, but in moments of feeling overwhelmed while in full working mommy mode, a trip for one to a deserted tropical island to replenish, can seem like a dream come true. How many of you have been offered to take a few hours for yourself and you decline because you don't want to be away from your children? *Raises hand* I'm Guilty!! Much like a well, when drawing from the well, it can run dry or it can appear to be dry and just need to be re-primed. Mothers, I'm here to tell you, sometimes you need to be re-primed, and it isn't something you should feel guilty or ashamed about.
As a mother, I know how hard this is to do, but you have to make yourself a priority. Motherhood is the most beautiful and rewarding journey I’ve ever been on. Every day is so fulfilling and different. Being a Mother to toddler boys especially with no relatives nearby and my husband frequently traveling for work, at the end of the night I’m pooped and thinking of a good snack to sit back and enjoy, more importantly, I’m also thinking about a reasonable way I could replenish myself.
Take care of yourself from the inside out. Treat your mind, body, and soul well. Live a life that is pleasing. Colossians 1:10 "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."