If we’re being honest…momlife is tough sometimes. The never ending piles of laundry, sink full of dishes, meals to be made, toilets to be scrubbed, kids to be taken everywhere. It is truly a non-stop roller coaster. Even when we sleep, we are listening and ready to jump up to care for a scared or hungry or sick child.
And I have talked to many, many moms. This description seems to be true whether you are a stay at home mom, working mom, single mom, work from home mom…moms with one kid or with six! We all struggle. We all feel tired and stressed. We all wish we had more time. We all just want to raise happy kids and be good moms.
Let’s look at a few things that make MomLife tough.
1. Making “the right” decisions! Do you make your decisions based on what other moms are doing, what social media says you should do or what YOU WANT to do for your children? Last time I checked, there wasn’t a manual on motherhood. There is not a wrong way to be a mom (as long as you love and feed your children!). We all have our own journey and our own lifestyle. So our decisions need to work for us.
My family’s needs are different from yours. And Audrey down the street takes care of her family based on what they need and their schedule and their lifestyle. And the same goes for Maya and Christy and Jane! We all have our own story to write!
So when you choose something for your family, don’t look left or right. Look at your family and your future. That’s all that matters!
2. What about self doubt! Oh my goodness…when was the last time you asked yourself “Am I a good mom?” Sometimes we are the worst critics!!
Especially when we get questioned by doctors, other moms, or even our kids! Other people’s opinions are just that…other people’s opinions. We are all entitled to them. But we don’t have to listen to it all. If you have questions and you ask for advice, remember that your voice and opinion matters too! Don’t doubt yourself. You are amazing!
3. Do you wear the Supermom Cape? Lose it now!! Just because we can do it all doesn’t mean we should. The idea that moms have to do it all is RIDICULOUS!! And I know this because I used to think I had to do everything too.
If you know my story, you know that I encourage women not to wait for something to happen before you make changes to live a better and happier life! The Supermom Cape doesn’t allow you to be the best mom you can be because it exhausts you and doesn’t give you time to take care of you.
So while MomLife is tough let’s not make it tougher.
Let’s create more friendships. Let’s also be easier on ourselves! Let’s love ourselves!
You are doing a great job! You are enough!
The amazing thing about life is we can change the course we’re on if we need to! We can choose to do things differently. One of my favorite things to work on with my clients is mindset! Waking up to the possibilities is in your hands, and I just stand by your side to help you discover them!
Starting today choose to be happier and live a life with purpose!