Embracing Self-Care as a Supermom: Thriving with 3 Under 3

Discover the essential self-care strategies for new mothers navigating the whirlwind journey of parenting three young children, including twins. From the heartfelt perspective of a mother who's in the thick of it, learn how to carve out moments of peace, prioritize your well-being, and find joy in the chaos. This guide offers practical tips and compassionate insights for thriving, not just surviving, in the early years of motherhood.


Sarah Prouty

4/15/20242 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Care for the Supermom with Three Under Three

Hello, fellow supermoms! If you're reading this, chances are you're like me—a mother with her hands wonderfully full, juggling the joys and challenges of three little ones under the age of three, including a dynamic duo of twins. In the whirlwind of diaper changes, feedings, and trying to remember when you last had a moment to yourself, self-care might seem like a distant, unattainable dream. But, dear reader, let me share with you how self-care is not only possible but essential for thriving in our beautifully chaotic lives.

1. Embrace the Power of 'Me Time'

First things first, let's redefine 'me time.' It doesn't have to be a long, uninterrupted spa day (though wouldn't that be lovely?). It can be as simple as a hot cup of tea savored in silence, a quick shower with your favorite scent-free soap, or a few pages of a book before bed. These moments, however brief, are golden. They remind us that we're individuals with needs and preferences beyond our roles as mothers.

2. Lean on Your Village

Remember the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child"? Well, it's time to take that to heart. Don't be shy about asking for help from your partner, family, or friends. Whether it's watching the kids for an hour so you can take a walk or just having someone to talk to about your day, support from your community is a cornerstone of self-care.

3. Prioritize Your Health

With the demands of caring for twins and another little one, it's easy to put our health on the back burner. However, a healthy mom is a happy mom. Try to integrate simple, nutritious meals into your day (think smoothies, salads, and snacks that you can eat one-handed). Also, engage in gentle exercise, like walking with the stroller or doing yoga during nap time. Your body and mind will thank you.

4. Find Joy in the Little Things

In the hustle and bustle, it's the small moments that truly enrich our lives. The giggles during bath time, the quiet coos of your babies, and the triumphant feeling when everyone naps at the same time—these are the joys to savor. Celebrate these victories, no matter how small they may seem.

5. Stay Connected

Maintaining connections with friends, family, and other moms can be a lifeline. Sharing experiences, frustrations, and successes with others who understand can be incredibly validating and reassuring. Whether it's a quick text, a social media group, or a moms' meet-up, staying connected to your network can bolster your spirit immensely.

6. Be Kind to Yourself

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, practice self-compassion. Not every day will be perfect, and that's okay. Be gentle with yourself and recognize the incredible job you're doing. Raising three under three is no small feat, and you're doing it with love, patience, and grace.

In the end, self-care is about finding balance and peace amidst the chaos. It's about nurturing yourself so you can be the best mom to your little ones. Remember, taking care of yourself isn't selfish—it's essential. So, here's to us, the supermoms, finding our strength, joy, and sanity in the beautiful journey of motherhood. Cheers to thriving, not just surviving!