Something that has got me in touch with my surroundings is meditation and yoga. I feel so insightful, inspired, and motivated after doing yoga and meditation. Sometimes, as a mother, you forget to breathe. Yoga can help with weight, self esteem, and all around health. Yoga keeps you humble, happy, and strong. Everything a mother needs to add to their self-care plan.
Heres a tip: Babies love yoga too! Older children can be taught to mediate and younger babies will enjoy adding weight to your yoga moves. :) Also, they love imitating your cool bendy moves. They'll think your as cool as my three year old tells me, I am.