Tips to Embrace Your Role as an Anxious Mother is written in partnership with MDLIVE
You know the depiction of Jewish mothers frequently seen in movies? The ones with the whiny, nagging voices who are always shtooping aka forcing food down your throat- and then telling you that you look like you gained a little weight all in the same breath? The ones who are constantly agonizing over every little sneeze or bruise on your body? Well imagine that caricature multiplied by ten and that was the kind of mom I grew up with ( gosh I MISS HER!)
Not that I didn’t love my mother dearly and miss her like crazy since her passing. Also to be perfectly honest after years of therapy’s at $150 an hour I figured it was my best option but i digress.
I always promised myself that when I finally had kids I was going to treat motherhood similar to that Seinfeld episode, where George says- he’s going to do the opposite of every impulse he has knowing full-well that having been raised by a woman who had me in an MRI machine when I complained of a headache it was both predetermined in my genes that if I didn’t consciously control my impulses I’d very likely continue to treat my kids the same way.
So in my quest to be the anti-stereotypical ANXIOUS ( and in my case Jewish) Mother ( which means I must control the urge to put tracking devices on my kids) I offer you my Tips to Embrace Your Role as an Anxious Mother with help from a service like MDLIVE’s telehealth platform.
While we may not be able to relinquish our anxiety- these tips will at least attempt to help you embrace who you are and mother your kids accordingly!
Tips to Embrace Your Role as an Anxious Mother
#1 Invest in a service like MDLIVE’s telehealth platform.
The last thing my kids want to do is have me drag them to the doctor as soon as they even utter the words “Headache”. And finally thanks to a service like MDLIVE’s telehealth platform which provides affordable, high-quality medical and behavioral healthcare services to patients across the country on their terms, 24/7/365 I no longer have to do my dragging!
- MDLIVE makes it easy to visit a doctor, counselor, psychiatrist or dermatologist in minutes through our mobile app, online and by phone; these consultations are private and secure as protection of patient information is one of our top priorities.
- Through their online healthcare services, patients avoid the high costs of going to an emergency room or urgent care center; prescriptions can also be sent directly to a patient’s local pharmacy.
- Telehealth is especially beneficial to those seeking consultations from counselors or psychologists, as patients can receive care from the privacy and convenience of their homes or offices.
- And the BEST PART: For anxious moms like me–who become even more anxiety prone about their kids’ health during the hectic cold and flu season-MDLIVE’s services provide an easy and fast solution to mothers and their family members who start experiencing flu-like symptoms. So you can still get get medical advice to ease your anxious mother tendencies without hauling your kids to the doctor’s office! And even better anxious mothers will not need to risk a trip to overflowing ER’s since MDLIVE members can consult with a medical professional from the comfort of their own home and prescriptions can also be sent directly to the patient’s local pharmacy.
And even if you are not an anxious mother like me but just your average multi-tasking juggler mom who is constantly on-the-go and juggling an often unpredictable and ever-changing schedule, making MDLIVE an especially useful resource for their families’ healthcare needs.
- Between school schedules, sporting events and other extracurricular activities, finding time to schedule a child’s doctor appointment is no easy task; this is why MDLIVE’s ability to provide an instant connection to a healthcare professional is so useful.
- It’s easy for mothers to forget about their own healthcare needs as well. MDLIVE enables mothers to take care of their own health so they can stay on top of their game.
#2 Remember YOU ARE NOT GD.
That’s right mothers you cannot control anything. SO let it go. Let your kids make mistakes. Let them screw up. Not only will it set you free but when they do screw up which they inevitably will, they won’t have you to blame for it and they’ll be better for it as well. It’s a Win-Win.
#3 Mind your p’s and q’s.
Of course your opinion is important but you don’t need to insert it in every situation. In fact make it a point to only offer your opinion every once out of the ten times you feel compelled to do so. You might find that your kids will start talking more because they know you will actually LISTEN to them as opposed to them needing to listen to you launch into a soliloquy about what they need to do.
Me and my mama. May her memory forever be a blessing ( I know as a Jewish mother she would have LOVED to have a service like MDLIVE)
So do you have anything to add to my Tips to Embrace Your Role as an Anxious Mother?