WARNING: mom post..so, if you’re someone that gets annoyed about mom talk, come back when I post more, Because not all of my posts will be this boring 😉
So, I feel like this is something that weighs heavy on every mom all over the world! “Am I being a good enough mom?” In fact I ask myself the same thing quite often…Well, let me tell you, the first step to realizing YOU ARE, is the fact that you even asked yourself that question to begin with. It’s so hard to feel like you’re doing enough when it seems like you’re on social media seeing all these awesome things other moms are doing, or feeding their kids, or parties they’re throwing, or places they get to travel to, or that new house or car you wish you had, or how their kids always seem to be so happy! But that is what social media is about. You post the exciting, fun things in your life, that you’re proud of. In reality, you don’t know their struggle, or how stressed they are about creating the image of a “great mom.” Or how long it took to get their kid to just sit still and smile in one picture! We don’t see what happens behind closed doors. Being a great mom isn’t about an image for others to see, it’s about being an image for your daughters and sons to look up to. I know that some days I’m so stressed out, even thinking about the amount of tantrums I’ll have to deal with all day long, or some days I’m just SOOO tired and my 6am wake up call comes sooner than I’d hoped.I know I am not alone in this..every mom around the world struggles with the tasks of raising another human! Every day is a new adventure, and you just have to keep telling yourself that you ARE good enough.
There are days I worry about Payton thinking I’m a bad mom, but then I see her giggle at me being silly with her and quickly think to myself, “of course I’m a good mom, I couldn’t love a being more”. She knows I am a good mom. That’s why she cries for me when I have to leave, and runs to me when I pick her up after a long day of being at work. There’s going to be times you have to be a “mean mom” or need to have a break for yourself…and that DOESN’T make you a bad mom. In fact, that makes you a good mom..you’re doing things to better yourself and your children.
I feel like in this generation of life, us moms aren’t “real enough.” Don’t get me wrong, when life is great I post things on social media too. But just know that we are in the prime of our “terrible two” stage, so as much as it looks like everything is fine and dandy all the time, Payton is JUST like every other toddler. Us moms (and dads! I don’t want to leave them out, because they do a lot as well) need to stick together. Stop trying to put shame on others for not breastfeeding, or doing all organic, or putting their kids in daycare, etc. Every mom, dad, child, and family is different! You are all being the best that you can be for your daughters and sons, so even on your bad days, “just keep momming” cause you’re kicking butt at it!!! Would love to hear how you guys feel about “momming”.
Mommin’ ain’t easy😜
Love you all! Have a great weekend.