Hello my fabulous peeps!! I am so excited to be launching this “Mother’s Forewarning” today! When I originally thought up this idea for advice dedicated to all the mama bears out there, I thought about just having it as an exclusive IG series but then I thought…I can add so much more content to it and reach so many more people by making it a blog post too! I’m still in the beginning stages of everything, so there may be some tweaking it here and there to see what works and what you guys like! Because it’s all about you and what YOU want to see!
I can’t wait to see where this new adventure takes us!
Let me know in the comments below how you guys are digging it so far and let me know what I can improve on and what you guys would like to see more of or less of!
Thanks a bunch!
Love every minute of motherhood…it’s what they tell you. It goes by too fast they say.
Well, I’m here to tell you that…
It’s okay to not “love every minute” of motherhood.
I’ll be the first to admit that becoming a mother was one of the best things that has literally, EVER happened to me. It’s one of the greatest gifts I could have ever received in life. Having Wes has brought so much joy, laughter and wonder to my days since the moment he was born. We’ll just forget all those sleepless nights and overflowing coffee cups.
I’ll also be the first to admit that being a mother, or just parent in general is tough work sometimes. Plain exhausting at times.
There have been days where I just wanted to disappear, pretend I don’t even know what crib midgets are and drink Pina Calada’s on the beach somewhere in the Caribbean.
And that’s okay.
We don’t always have to love every, single minute of motherhood. Frankly, I think it’s damn near impossible too.
Between making phone calls, massive amounts of laundry that never end, kissing bumps and bruises, spending paychecks on diapers, cleaning up after countless parties you never attended, pretending to be a chauffeur, playing dress up, refereeing UFC fights in the living room and having small people scream your name all day long can make you wanna pull your hair out. But lets face it…if we did that…we’d end up in the loony bin.
We do a lot as mothers, and not every one sees that. I don’t know how many times I have felt like nobody appreciates the things I do for them or that every mess that is made is left specifically for me to pick up. Because…they know I will!
There is something that I want you to remember though.
You are not alone. There are so many mama’s out there that feel your pain. We get it! And that’s why we need to stand together and raise each other up. I wrote a post about lifting each other up that I think you should check out too!
We have the greatest gift anyone could ever receive and they call us mom. They depend on us to take care of them. Even our adult children need us to take care of them still 😉
Just remember that we all have good days and bad days, you are not alone, I love you and it’s okay to not love every damned minute of motherhood. It really is okay.
Now, go treat yourself to a mani/pedi and a glass of wine.