Being a Mom is H.A.R.D. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it (I hope).
You may be searching for the light at the end of the tunnel with no luck in sight. Newborns cry all the time, infants need your constant attention and care. Toddlers throw tantrums for no reason, and young children back talk and think they know everything. Will it ever be easy?
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But I do know, that you are strong. And this is something you can do and can handle. Why? Because you have to. You have to do this; you have to be your child’s mother. And you’re doing it! Pretty awesomely, I might add. Good job!
Let me just put it this way. Humans need sleep to survive, however, us Moms haven’t slept since 2016, so what are we? I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again- Mom’s are immortal superheroes. I’m just stating facts here people.
I get it, trust me, I do. Your days are mixed together like peanut and butter. You have trouble recalling what you did last week, or even yesterday. It’s just straight fog and you don’t know why (‘cus you’re not sleeping sissy). You need a break, and in order to do that, you need to ask for one. Just do it- ask your significant other, your mom, your mom’s mom, your mother-in-law, anyone you trust with your kids. Someone is bound to let you take a few hours for yourself. And if not, come to me; what’s one more kid in addition to my two, amiright?
There’s so many things you didn’t even know you could do before you became a mom. And you’ll forever be surprising yourself as the days, months, years go on.
Listen here beauty- you literally grew a human inside of your body. Think about it. Do you know how hard that is? Do you know how exhausting that is? VERY. But you did it (or are currently doing it), and that’s seriously awesome.
You go through almost everyday listening to advice or criticisms from other people without slapping them or cussing them out. How on earth do we even do it? It’s hard, very hard. I couldn’t tell you how many times I had to talk myself out of making a scene.
Can I just tell you? You are raising such a cool child. Seriously, think about how awesome your kid is right now? And to think, they’re only going to get cooler? WOW. Good job, sweetheart. You are raising your child to be the best they can be. And that’s only because you are just the coolest, and the best mom. You go girl!
Ugh, our kids are seriously the best aren’t they? The way that they talk in a language that only they can understand, and the way they give THE BEST hugs.
And when they aren’t at their best, they are simply just being a kid. Every kid most likely is doing the same bad thing that your’s is doing. Ask your mom-friends, they’ll tell you. Then, you can have sigh-of-relief because it’s not just you.
No matter how much you might think that you are the worst mom in the world, you are 100% not. You love your child, and your love is all they need right now. As long as you are still loving your child, you are doing a great job. And whether they say it or not, they love you, too. They might even love you more than you love them.
Crazy thought, isn’t it? When your child was a baby, recall for a second the way they looked at you. They would just stare at you in awe, like you were the most special thing they’ve ever seen. So cute. Your babies love you so much.
Sometimes you might feel sad about the people you lost during your mom journey. But if it didn’t happen then, it was bound to happen eventually. It sucks, I feel you. But now you have more time for your children, and you know what they say, “you’re kids are only this age for so long.”
And the age they are right now is so beautiful to witness. And every age after this is going to be even better. Ahhh, I feel better now.
Ladies, if you take anything from this, please let it be that you are not alone. I know I say that a lot, but it’s an important phrase to remember.
We don’t need to be beating ourselves up at the end of each and every day because our kids didn’t eat enough broccoli or they watched way too much TV today. It’s going to happen. It’s okay.
As moms, we’re going to make bad decisions, it just comes with the job. We don’t have the answer to everything and we’ll almost always go with our gut feeling, which isn’t always right. Mistakes happen. We’re only human. If you allow mistakes to happen in others, why not allow the same for yourself?
You got this, you always will. You’re a mom.