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Expectations of motherhood

Expectations of motherhood

When I was pregnant I had this vision in my head of what motherhood would look like. I knew it was going to be wonderful. My baby would be so cute and as she grew we would play together and have so much fun.  Being a mom was going to be a breeze. I laugh at that thought now. Motherhood is definitely not easy and definitely not what I expected.

It’s alright to admit that being a mother is not what you thought it would be and sometimes it’s not fun at all. Sometimes you want to lock yourself in a closet and cry. It’s stressful and overwhelming.  No one is a perfect mother but we are all just doing the best we can.

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What does perfection look like to you?

What does perfection look like to you?

Perfection is different for each person. Each of us handles it differently.  What is perfect to one person isn’t to another.  There are so many different stories about perfection and how we deal with it. I wanted to share some of them with you. Below are a few stories from moms who have dealt with perfection and know what it feels like to have that doubt and fear of failure creep in. These stories are suppose to let you know that you are not alone. We all have struggles and there really is no such thing as the perfect mom.

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Opening my Eyes

Opening my eyes

I have struggled with perfectionism for as long as I can remember. It got worse after I had my kids. When my daughter was born I had to have her always dressed nice and looking perfect. I always smiled because I wanted everyone to think I had this whole mothering thing down.

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