Being a SAHM is the most wonderful thing in the entire world, but what happens when its not? That sounds harsh, I know, but hear me out. Devoting yourself, your time and you entire day to a tiny human who loves putting anything and everything in their mouths, throwing food across the kitchen and crying because you wouldn’t let them play with the eyebrow shaver they found in your drawer; can be, well… for lack of better words, f**king ROUGH. The great news is- everyday is a new day that brings new challenges, new accomplishments and more things to add to the list of funny shit your kids say or do. Let me just tell you; watching my 15 month old try to figure out why Maui’s You’re Welcome video disappears from my phone when she pushes the home button is quite entertaining. Or the I whispered the “shit” under my breath (so i thought) and she repeated me without skipping a beat.
Even with all the funny and amazing stuff that happens with your kiddos, sometimes you just have one of those days. Those days where you didn’t get enough sleep because the little one decided to play wack a mole on your face (co sleeping props). Those days where the only thing keeping you going is the cold coffee that you have already warmed up three times because you were too busy trying to keep your toddler from eating the two day old macaroni she found on the floor. Those days where you are counting down the minutes until Dad gets home from work so you can escape to your room and watch an UNINTERRUPTED episode of Grey’s. Look we all go through it and guess what?! ITS PERFECTLY NORMAL. It’s normal to get overwhelmed, its normal to get upset, its normal to get sad. It’s all part of being a Mom; hell, its all part of being HUMAN.
The most important thing that I have learned is the importance of taking time for yourself. Whether is 15 seconds on 15 minutes, take the time! Number 2: Never let your emotions overcome you, give yourself a set amount of time to feel whatever it is you are feeling (in a safe was obviously) and then LET IT GO! There is nothing worse than letting your emotions get the best of you. This is something I have to work on everyday, I will literally let the littlest things eat me alive and it then it ruins not only my day but it effects the people around me and hinders my ability to be the best Mom I can be. If you are feeling sad give yourself 5 minutes (for example) to really feel sad and then LET. THAT. SHIT. GO. Carry on with your day and move onto the next thing! When it comes to the lack of sleep, well i’m still trying to find remedies for that one myself but i’ll let you know when I come up with something good! You know what they say, “when life gives you coffee, you might as well put ice in it because its gonna end it cold anyways!” Okay maybe that’s not exactly how that saying goes but you get what i’m saying.
No matter what your day brings, good or bad; always, always, always make the best of it. One day when your child is all grown up, you are going to wish for the messy, stressful, fun and amazing days back. Even though Mommin’ ain’t easy we always do the best we can, and when our children are all grown up they too will cherish every messy, stressful fun and amazing day that had because they were with you and you were with them.
Mommin’ Ain’t Easy but its the most incredible, rewarding and amazing gift to be given. There is no love like being a Mother so embrace it and kick ass!
Thank you for being here today and I hope you enjoyed this quick read! Comment down below and tell me your favorite thing about being a Mom! I love you all so much and I will catch you on the next post!