Mother Nurse Love
Real Life Solutions For The Busy Mom, RN
After the birth of my daugther in 2015 I found myself struggling with the working-mom and new-mother balance. I searched high and low for support and helpful resources. But I couldn’t find anything online that spoke directly to the issues that many nurse moms face. It just didn’t exist… yet.
This lack of support for RN moms inspired the creation of Mother Nurse Love, a resource that helps inspire the Nurse Mom to recognize their own self-care needs, provide useful nurse & mom lifestyle information, and thrive in both family and career.
The nurse-life and motherhood balance is a real struggle. Our main goal is to empower nurse moms to put their own mental and physical health first. As the airline industry would say – we must put the oxygen mask on ourselves before assisting those around us. Otherwise, we metaphorically crash and burn!
Self-care is not selfish. In fact, the more we give to ourselves, the more we can give to our families and patients. (And to the contrary, when we put our own healthcare needs last, then everyone loses.)
HELLO, I’m Sarah!
Hello! I’m Sarah, and I’m so glad you are visiting me here at my blog. When I started Mother Nurse Love I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I knew I needed some sort of outlet for the overwhelming exhaustion and burnout I was feeling as a registered nurse and new mom. My goal was to find more effective ways to take better care of myself and make my life a little easier. By researching and writing about my experiences, it helped me find new solutions to help me live a happier, healthier life – both at work and home.
I am truly passionate about helping other nurse moms take better care of themselves too. After all, when we take good care of ourselves first, we are able to give more of ourselves to others. Plus, as nurses and moms, it is our responsibility to be good role models to both our children and our patients. How can we expect others to listen to us when we don’t practice what we preach?
On this blog my passion manifests itself as posts about being a nurse and mom on topics such as: nurse health, managing nurse burnout, work-life balance, being a working mom, breastfeeding during 12-hour shifts, nurse money goals, just to name a few. I am constantly trying to make my life a little easier on myself. (On another note… I just discovered that joining a gym with childcare on site has been a total game-changer for my quality of life!).
One of the things I hear from readers is that they enjoy my honest candor and appreciate my quest for finding helpful solutions for the busy Mom, RN. I would love for you to join our tribe of readers and join my email list for updates!
5 fun facts about me.
I am an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist
The program was designed to teach healthcare professionals how to incorporate holistic healing modalities into patient care including yoga, Reiki, guided meditation, and essential oil therapy. I continue to use these modalities whenever I have the chance – with my patients, my family and myself. If fact, these modalities have become such a cornerstone in my life that I don’t know where I would be without them (not in a good place, that’s for sure!). And they have become topics I regularly write about on this website
My first college degree was in Journalism.
My husband and I were together for 8 years before deciding to start a family.
The Nutribullet is my favorite cooking tool.
Before I became a nurse I sold medical devices for a large corporation.
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