Being a Mother
I absolutely love being a mother.
...but I also hate it at times.
Being a mom can be so hard, and it can feel completely impossible.
Let’s be honest here, who actually likes being pooped/peed on, waking up multiple times a night, or being screamed at?
We often put so much pressure on ourselves to love every single part of motherhood. If we don’t always enjoy being a mom, does that make us bad moms? Does it mean we not grateful for our kids?
Being a mother is a beautiful gift, that I wouldn’t trade for the world, but I do struggle sometimes loving it.
It’s messy. It’s loud. It’s exhausting.
It’s mentally draining. It’s scary.
It’s not always a perfect picture of a smiling baby, and a happy mama.
I do wish for breaks, and some days all I can think about is the alone time I’ll get when my toddler naps.
I get frustrated and angry.
I feel overwhelmed and I cry when I’ve had enough.
Let’s be real... I cry a lot!
You know what? All of these truths are OKAY!
Just because I’m a mom now doesn’t mean my emotions went away or my feelings disappeared. I’m still me! There’s just a little extra part of me now, that I get to love!
To any mama reading this...
Please don’t feel guilty for having bad moments.
Don’t hate yourself for messing up.
Give yourself grace and allow room to make mistakes.
Remember that all good mamas struggle, and that there is no such thing as the perfect mom.
Hang in there mamas! You’ve got this and you’re doing a great job. ❤️
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