Thursday, August 3, 2023




 Wellness is a multifaceted and holistic concept that refers to the state of optimal health and well-being across various dimensions of an individual's life. It requires conscious effort, self-awareness, and the willingness to make positive lifestyle choices that support a healthier and more fulfilling life.

It involves the harmonious integration of physical, mental, social, and many more.


Stay-at-home mothers, also called SAHMs, are mothers who have chosen to devote most of their attention to raising their children and taking care of household duties. By investing their time and efforts in the care of their children, they play a significant part in the dynamics of the family.


In this blog, we'll look at how stay-at-home mothers can maintain a healthy lifestyle and enhance their overall wellness.


The most common challenges of being a “Stay-at-Home Moms” are:-

 1.   Constant Multitasking: Stay-at-home mothers are multitasking masters. It can seem like a never-ending juggling act to balance everything from taking care of the housework to raising the kids.


2. Isolation: The absence of daily adult interaction might cause emotions of isolation. It becomes crucial to network with other mothers and establish a support system.


3. Time Restrictions: Finding time for yourself can feel like an impossibility with so many obligations to attend to. Although it can be difficult, making time for self-care is essential for your well-being.


4. Emotional Rollercoaster: Being a mother is a rollercoaster of emotions with highs and lows. Your mental health may suffer as a result of the stress of trying to be the ideal mother.


 Being a stay-at-home mom can be both rewarding and demanding, and taking care of oneself is essential to meet the challenges of motherhood with resilience and joy.


 Here are some key aspects of wellness for SAHM:


1 . Physical Wellness: Taking care of your physical health is crucial for staying energized and capable of managing daily tasks. This includes getting regular exercise, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, staying hydrated, and getting enough restful sleep.


1.1 Regular Exercise: Stay-at-home mothers must regularly engage in physical activity. Include workouts that suit your schedule, such as yoga, dance, walking, jogging, or at-home activities. Strength, flexibility, cardiovascular health, and mental well-being can all be improved by exercise.


1.2 Healthy Eating: A nutritious and well-balanced diet is essential for physical wellness. Aim to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and healthy fats, especially if you're a stay-at-home parent. Limit your intake of processed foods, sweet snacks, and calorie-dense beverages.


1.3 Proper Sleep: Sleep that is sufficient and restorative is essential for good health. Be sure to prioritize good sleep hygiene, create a regular sleep routine, and obtain the recommended amount of sleep each night.


Also, Don’t neglect your health check-ups on a regular basis.


2. Mental and Emotional Wellness: Motherhood can be emotionally taxing, and it's essential to prioritize mental well-being. This involves acknowledging and managing stress, seeking support or counseling when needed, and engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation.


2.1 Self-Identity and Fulfillment: SAHMs frequently focus the majority of their time and resources on taking care of their families, which can occasionally result in disregarding their own needs and goals.


2.2 Social Support and Connections: It's crucial for SAHMs to cultivate their sense of self and engage in pursuits that provide them fulfillment outside of motherhood. Taking part in hobbies, continuing your education, or working part-time (if it's possible) might give you a sense of accomplishment.


2.3 Stress Reduction: SAHMs must manage a variety of stressors, including taking care of the home, the needs of the kids, and potential financial worries. Utilizing stress-reduction methods like yoga, deep breathing exercises, or meditation can assist manage daily stress and preserve mental well-being.


Remember, taking care of your mental and emotional well-being as a stay-at-home mom is not selfish; it's essential for both you and your family. Prioritize self-care, seek support, and be kind to yourself during this journey of motherhood.


3.   Social Wellness:

Stay-at-home moms may sometimes feel isolated due to spending more time at home with children. Nurturing social connections is essential for emotional well-being. Reach out to friends, join mom support groups, or participate in community activities to build a support network and share experiences with other moms.


3.1. Social Relationships: The fact that stay-at-home mothers spend so much time with their kids at home might often make them feel lonely. In order to be socially healthy, one must actively look for opportunities to interact with others, such as other mothers, neighbors, friends, or family. Social relationships can be cultivated by participation in group activities, playdates, or local parenting meetups.


3.2. Supporting System:

The development of a solid support network is essential for social well-being. Moms who stay at home can gain from having friends or other moms who share their experiences in raising children. This support system can provide a secure setting for experience sharing, advice seeking, and emotional support.


3.3 Family Time:


Social wellness also entails fostering romantic relationships. Setting aside time for couples to bond, such as date nights or shared interests, strengthens the relationship and improves general well-being.


Social wellness is not solely about the number of friends you have but the quality of connections you cultivate. Prioritizing social interactions and fostering meaningful relationships can significantly contribute to a stay-at-home mom's overall well-being and sense of belonging within a community. Exploring cultural events, recreational activities, or clubs can help stay-at-home moms find like-minded individuals with shared interests, leading to the formation of new friendships.


4.   Occupational Wellness

Though being a stay-at-home mom is not a traditional job, it is an essential role. Finding fulfillment and purpose in this occupation involves recognizing the value of your contributions to the family, setting personal goals, and finding ways to balance caregiving with personal interests and passions.


4.1 Recognizing the Value of the Role:

Occupational wellness for stay-at-home moms begins with recognizing the importance and value of their role as caregivers and homemakers. This role involves nurturing and shaping the lives of their children, creating a loving home environment, and contributing significantly to their family's well-being.

4.2    Setting Goals and Priorities:

Just like in any occupation, stay-at-home moms can benefit from setting clear goals and priorities. Identifying what they want to achieve in their role as a parent and homemaker allows them to focus their efforts and feel a sense of accomplishment.

4.3    Time Management:

         Stay-at-home moms juggle multiple responsibilities throughout the day. Effective time management is essential for balancing childcare, household chores, personal time, and potential personal interests or hobbies.



Remember that wellness for stay-at-home moms is not about achieving perfection but about finding a healthy balance that suits your unique circumstances and needs. Prioritize self-care, seek support when necessary, and embrace the joys and challenges of being a stay-at-home mom with compassion and grace. Your well-being directly influences the well-being of your family, making it an essential aspect of creating a happy and harmonious home.


Remember, every mom's journey is unique, and it's okay to find your own balance and pace. Be patient with yourself, and know that you're doing an incredible job, one that makes a significant difference in the lives of your loved ones.


Here's a comprehensive checklist for stay-at-home wellness to help you prioritize self-care and overall well-being.

 Here are a few affirmations for Stay-at-home moms and their overall well-being:


1.     I am a strong and loving role model for my children, teaching them valuable life lessons.

2.     I trust in my ability to find balance and harmony in my daily life.

3.     I release any feelings of comparison and focus on my unique journey as a mother.

4.     I am supported by a network of fellow moms who understand and uplift me.

5.     I am worthy of taking time for myself without feeling guilty.

6.     My contributions as a homemaker create a warm and loving home environment for my family.

7.     I am grateful for the opportunity to witness my children's growth and development.     

8.     I create a balance between nurturing my family and pursuing my own passions and interests.

9.     I practice patience and understanding with myself and my family as we navigate life together.

10.  I prioritize my mental and emotional well-being, knowing that it positively impacts my family.


As a stay-at-home mom, your dedication and love are the cornerstones of your family's happiness. However, it's essential to remember that taking care of yourself is just as crucial as caring for others. Prioritizing self-care, managing your time effectively, and nurturing your well-being are all key components to thriving in your role. Embrace the challenges, seek support when needed, and celebrate the joys that come with being a stay-at-home mom.

Let's discuss how you maintain your overall wellness in the comment box below. Ant tips/tricks would be appreciated for the SAHM.

This post is a part of Wellness Hour Blog Hop by Rakhi Jayashankar and Swarnali Nath".

Also, Check the book review "The Essence of Motherhood" By Swarnali Nath

Also, Read 5 lesson learned in two years of the motherhood journey

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  1. Oh, Radhika, this post resonates with my psyche at several levels. How I used to live without self-worth, no human interaction, and no me time. This is a much-needed reminder for all Mothers out there

  2. This was as comprehensive and as detailed as one can get and I really appreciate how beautifully you have summed up the challenges to the wellness of a SAHM and how to overcome them successfully. The affirmations would definitely help with self motivation.

  3. First of all we moms should accept the fact that we are allowed to make mistakes. whether it is a working mom or stay at home mom we need to remind ourselves to take a break. The day we learn to value ourselves others will learn to respect us.

  4. Wow I love this check list, Radhika! I wish it was there a decade ago. I learnt all the above pointers the hard way and now no one can make me multitask. Hahaha!

  5. Yes, stay at home moms struggles at various levels and many of them find it hard to maintain a balance between multiple responsibilities. you have said it all in this post. indeed, a great checklist for stay at home moms to follow and improve their wellness.

  6. It's important to take care for every stay home moms and I am someone who don't take care about my sleep which I know but now it's time to take care of myself.

  7. Need of the hour. We men take this granted that wellness of home stay moms do matter at all. Your thought provoking blog will be an eye opener and be an enabler to reiterate their wellness plus their needs to be taken care by the near and dear ones.

  8. Your post beautifully captures the essence of wellness Radhika... and the importance of self-awareness in making positive lifestyle choices.
    It's essential for all moms, whether working or stay-at-home, to remember that making mistakes is a part of being human. Taking a break and valuing ourselves allows us to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives, setting an example for others to respect and appreciate us.
    -Anjali (Messymom)

  9. You have addressed such an important issue. I never realised why my mother was so sick, until lately. It's more of self neglect and all her attention was always on the home and the family. Now, with a change in lifestyles and thought processes, most moms will benefit from your advice. The affirmations are so helpful. And I like the quiz checklist too.

  10. Hey there! Your article on wellness for stay-at-home moms is fantastic. It's packed with insightful tips and affirmations that truly resonate. You've addressed challenges, provided practical advice, and emphasized the importance of self-care.

  11. I wish I had a post like this to read when I was a young mom. The isolation part was very difficult as i love being around people. Was not allowed to step out even in the porch for 40 days. It was a claustrophobic experience. Your advise is spot on for young moms.

  12. I just want to say dear stay-at-home moms, your dedication is inspiring. Remember to prioritize self-care amidst your responsibilities. Your well-being matters – you're stronger than you know. Keep shining!

  13. These are some very insightful suggestions. Stay at home moms are more vulnerable and wellness is even more important for them as they hardly give importance to that mental, emotional And physical well-being.

  14. The challenges are many in terms of wellness for stay at home moms. It is indeed a roller coaster ride for them as they juggle many hats. Given this scenarion, maintaining equilibriums is tough, and things like time management, taking small breaks, planning for me-time, are so essential.

  15. Very Well crafted article capturing the cause , effect and remedy related to wellness . While Stay at home makes up for large part of our population but terms like stress & mental health are discussed for Working professional only ..

  16. Aren't we all guilty of this, considering self the least important when it comes to 'taking care and wellness'. We have seen our mothers, and grannys experiencing this and assumed it is the right way. I am so glad, today women are talking about this and keeping them on priority too.

  17. Indeed being a stay at home mom isn't an easy task. Being one for the last 4 years, I can attest to that. Coming from someone who lived for being a career woman before having kids, and even saying she'll never want to be a stay at home mom, you can say that there's even a lot of hesitation at first but with responsibility as a parent and focus on raising our daughters being our top priority, I still willingly gave in. With four glorious and happy years under my belt, it was really how I priorities wellness that made me through the chaos of everyday. haha - Jeannine / MommyWithAGoal

  18. The highlight of this post is the checklist which I believe will help many stay at home moms in welcoming wellness in their life. What I believe is that if things are handled tactfully then self care for personal wellness is not that difficult. Wellness is equally important for a stay at home and working mom... a mom is a mom equally caring and responsible for their child, responsibilities for family are no different for both categories of mom, both moms want their family be happy and watch their child growing... Dedication towards family is not just in SAHM but also in working mom... the advice and tips you gave are perfect fit for both moms. I would just like to add one point ... there are countless opportunities to work from home or do own business... dont stick to remain just a SAHM... economic or financial importance is very important. My request to all SAHM is please take a step forward and become WFHM (work from home mom)... life will be more meaningful, happening, happening and blessed for you.

  19. Thank you for these beautiful reminders buddy which are so important and yet we tend to neglect them so much.

  20. Agree with all your pointers. Stay at home mom's are great multitaskers and it is very important to take care for their emotional and physical well being. The checklist is commendable.

  21. Understanding self worth and self foals is the most important step for wellness, if mothers make healthy eating and physical activity as a habit it automatically becomes habit of the family and benefits all. I liked the checklist and positive affirmations you have given.

  22. A comprehensive guide for stay-at-home moms' wellness! Your insights on balancing various dimensions of well-being are valuable. Prioritizing self-care, nurturing relationships, and setting goals contribute to a fulfilling journey. Thanks for sharing practical advice and affirmations that resonatA comprehensive guide for stay-at-home moms' wellness! Your insights on balancing various dimensions of well-being are valuable. Prioritizing self-care, nurturing relationships, and setting goals contribute to a fulfilling journey. Thanks for sharing practical advice and affirmations that resonate with every SAHM's experience. 🌼 #SAHMLifee with every SAHM's experience. 🌼 #SAHMLife

  23. While I enjoyed reading your much-detailed post, the star for me were the affirmations. I have saved the pic to use it everyday. Being a SAHM, I cannot thank you enough for this post.

  24. Brilliant guide! Your comprehensive insights on stay-at-home moms' wellness are truly valuable. Addressing challenges and providing practical tips showcases understanding and care. A friendly, relatable tone makes this an encouraging read for all moms.

  25. This is such a positive post and reflects the everyday life and struggles of a SAHM. Its true that we can experience bouts of conflict, isolation and self-doubt but with a support system and recognition of our own contributions we can ensure our wellness. Loved those affirmations in the end.

  26. This is really in depth analysis buddy and it acts as a gentle reminder to many of us who put their mental health on pedastal for the sake of others.

  27. Healthy Balance is critical for a Stay at Home Mom. Being one myself, we are handling multiple roles and responsibilities and in this the first person we forget is ourselves. Your checklist and affirmations are so relevant. I am going to use it myself.

  28. Sometime back it was me who felt that taking time is guilty, but now it's not. I definitely need time to for my sanity and peaceful life. I absolutely loved the affirmations and the checklist

  29. I agree, stay-at-home mothers are multitasking masters but they need to focus on self care to maintain balance. Loved the checklist and pointers you shared here.

  30. Each and every word, every line is the truth. I can definitely relate to all these points, being a stay at home mom. well explained, understandable and all doable things. I like the way you explained really well and has given all the probable solutions

  31. this will be a good handout for stay at home moms who need these affirmations on a daily basis.

  32. A thorough post for the wellness tips to be followed by the stay at home moms. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips. Thank you for joining the blog hop. Means much. - Swarnali (The Blissful Storyteller)

  33. Great tips for wellness for a stay at home mom. Sometimes we become overwhelmed by the duties of rearing the kids,house chores and other activities that make us to forget about our well being. We need to step aside time for relaxation and enjoyment

  34. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article with many great insights.

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