Self-care for moms

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The best advice I have for mother for self-care is to actually care for yourself. Take the time to care for yourself as much as you care for your kids. In essence, pack your own diaper bag. Put some healthy snacks in there. You know you are going to be running around all day. Throw some almonds in there. Throw some cheese in there so you are not eating your kids yogurt bar. Also, to think about your day. Think about the most efficient way to get through your day, so you are not wasting energy. Call ahead to see that places are open. Today you are just a click away from finding out if that store actually stocks what your husband asked you to pick up. Be efficient about how you organize your errands, so that you give yourself more space, more clarity. Whatever you can do to prepare and give yourself that "out of the gate feeling" of "I'm going to have a chance to breath today." Of course, breathing is really important, too.
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Dani Klein Modisett

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Dani Klein Modisett is the creator/producer/director of the shows “Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in Parents magazine,” and Not What I Signed Up For. These are live storytelling shows where acclaimed actors and writers perform original, funny stories about how marriage and parenting challenges them in unexpected ways. The NY Post raved about Afterbirth… calling it,"the Vagina Monologues for the stroller set.” After playing to sold out audiences for five years in Los Angeles and NYC and also making stops in Boston and San Francisco, an anthology of stories from Afterbirth was published as a book by St. Martin’s Press. Dani is a contributor to Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, and the LA Times. Before having children, Dani worked as a comic, performing across the country and participating in the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival with a solo show she wrote called “The Move.” She also taught Stand-up comedy at UCLA and now teaches a workshop at I O West called “Writing For Performance.” Afterbirth is in production as a web series for the launch of Disney’s website for Mom’s, “Not What I Signed Up For” is being developed as a pilot for television with Jerry Weintraub’s company. Dani is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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