This activity can be used to teach your children the importance of daily devotionals, speaking kind words to their peers regularly and/or the overall idea that our minds and bodies need to be reminded of positive teachings throughout our lifetime.
You have to look at the people who have overcome these lifestyles. Those same people understand the harshness and hardships that only the victims and abusers who struggle with such vileness can. They can tell you how an addict thinks, how they map their thoughts all out in their heads, connecting lies to truth and covering tracks.
"Am I ruining my kids? Will they remember all the times 'mommy lost her cool'? How can I ever explain to them that I didn't mean to sound rushed, exhausted and irritated.... I loved them, I wanted to sound like I loved them so much more than I do...!"
Not a self-care down there list, or a "Top 15 Things You Need For Baby!" but a simple, "Day to Day Now That You're Home." Something similar to a homeschooler's flexible lesson plans for the week. I wanted to have a visual of all the things I needed in order to be as comfortable as possible, not just for my baby, but for my own sanity.