Do you ever "mother" yourself?
December 10, 2017 4:38pm CST
Many of us have memories of ways our mothers would spoil us when we were younger. I don't have a lot of those, but my mother used to make a chocolate pudding cake sometimes. I found myself baking that over the years when I didn't feel well. It occurred to me that I was "mothering" myself! I'm really surprised I haven't baked a pudding cake recently through all the stuff going on, but now that I'm feeling a little stronger, maybe I will. My husband doesn't like it, so there's more for me! Is there something you do to "mother" yourself?
19 people like this
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Dec 17
Oh my gosh, every time I'm not feeling well, I miss my mother so much! When I was little, she would rock me in a rocking chair when I was sick, which made me feel a lot better:) I could never have a home, without at least one rocking chair
6 people like this
10 Dec 17
@1creekgirl Oh yes I do!All the time I think hahaha and not only when I'm down. I have this self-care challenge when I only have to are for myself. For many years I have been neglecting myself but from the start of this year, I realised that I have to take care of me too.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec 17
I just rest and take it easy as much as possible, which I'm going to be doing today to try to get rid of this terrible cold that hit me like a ton of bricks. The chocolate pudding cake sounds real good. I hope you make it.
11 Dec 17
Any child will miss the mother's love which cannot be reciprocated in adequate measure. I like to compare our mothers with mother nature for giving whatever we want and even more. I don't mother myself but feel blessed to have had a loving mother - siva
11 Dec 17
I don't remember my mother doing anything in particular when we were sick, but I do remember my Gramma would make jello for me. I tend to do that as well. In fact next weekend when our family gathers to celebrate Christmas, I'm making a huge 4 layer jello because it just seems that every year there are a few of the little ones who are just getting over something or are not feeling well. Jello will help fill the plate, which will make the parents happy, and the jello will be easy on the tummy if someone isn't feeling well-besides kids often haven't acquired a taste for turkey until they are a little older. So Auntie Julia will mother them that way.