PUT YOURSELF FIRST, MAMA
When I first found out I was going to be a mom I was supremely unaware of how much my life would change. Everyone tells you that things will be different, but until you experience it yourself you don’t know just how true it is. When my son was born e v e r y t h i n g changed. And aside from all the physical and emotional transformations that happened I was so surprised how much motherhood could quickly become synonymous with servanthood. When my son was 7 months old, my husband and I found out we were pregnant again.
Today, I am a stay at home mother of two babies under two years old, and while most days are filled with confusion and chaos, I consider myself a “professional mommy.” I had to learn how to navigate being a mom to two babies, how to be a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend in a short period of time. And although there have been growing pains along the way, today I find myself in such a strong mental space and at a time where I can finally take some time for myself.
I have always believed that there is an order to things- and order in which, if everything goes smooth, success will follow. You have to put yourself first. What a concept right?! But it’s so true. The better you feel mentally, physically, and emotionally the better, in turn, you will be in your relationship. Secondly you have to take care of your relationship. The closer to your partner you are the happier and more successful you will become. Once you are healthy, your marriage is healthy, then it is time for your kids. One can not thrive without the other. And as much as it feels weird to say my kids are my third priority, by putting them in that position, I am ensuring they are being taken care of by the happiest and healthiest mom I can be. They will also get to grow up seeing a healthy marriage full of love, loyalty, and fun that they can replicate one day. My love for my children is indescribable. I would climb mountains for them. Swim oceans. There is nothing I wouldn’t do. But the first step to that process, most days, is taking care of me. I take my job as a stay at home mom so seriously. In today’s world, where things seem to have gone mad, I believe so much of what it will take to fix our problems, starts with strong families who raise good and kind children.
Hi! My name is Cristina Inestroza. I’m a 30 year old stay at home mom from Long Island to two babies under two years old.
I’m raising babies with the man of my dreams and trying to be the best version of me. My days are filled with chasing the sun with my two little trouble makers and enjoying the magic of motherhood.