Hey Mama! I see you today. I see you struggling. I see you trying to juggle the craziness of motherhood, always being pulled in multiple directions. Trying to hold it all together but feel like you are failing daily. I am here to tell you that despite those thoughts and feelings of failure, that you are doing an AMAZING job. You are a wonderful mother and you are doing the best you know how.
I stared in the mirror this morning as I was blow drying my hair for the first time in weeks, no makeup and dressed in my "mom" clothes. How did I get to this point? To a time where I go days between showers and weeks without makeup. The younger me, the me before I had kids, would take one look at my current momiform and be like, "Nope. Not me. I will still take care of myself when I have kids." It is super easy to get down on myself when I start thinking these thoughts.
Mom Bashing… what’s the point?
OK, y’all. Can we go ahead and STOP the mom bashing!! I just don’t get it. Really, what is the point? Now, agreeing to disagree is cool. However, to straight up say “YOU ARE WRONG because you do/believe/have xyz”, is not appropriate. EVER!
If you have checked out my homepage or the sidebar on this blog then you will know I don’t have time for mom bashing or any bashing… who does? Not this mom! And, it does not belong on this blog or anywhere else for that matter. Thank goodness I haven’t seen any here yet.
Nonetheless, what brought all these feelings back to the surface was not something that happened to me but to Mandy Moore...
The kids are going crazy again, my husband is working, the “to-do” list in my head is growing longer by the minute and I am about to lose my ever lovin’ mind. Have you been there?
First, STOP. Then, BREATHE. Repeat, I GOT THIS! And, take a moment for yourself AWAY from everyone else. It is time for momma to learn some self-care tips.