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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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I use to be that mom

I use to be that mom

I use to be that mom that judged other mothers. I would comment about how they were raising their children, what they were wearing or what they feed their kids. I would smile and be nice to their faces and then turn around and talk about what bad mothers they were being because of something they did. I was being the biggest hypocrite there was because I was doing some of the things they were. I just never showed it. I wanted to be viewed as the perfect mother.

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Does self comparison drive you crazy?

Self-comparison

I think our need to be perfect comes from many things but one main issue is comparison. We look at someone else’s life and think that they have it all together. They are doing everything right and they look great while doing it.  Well let me just tell you that no one has the shit together 100% of the time. There’s absolutely no way that is possible.

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Doing Away with Mom Guilt

Mom guilt – we all have it. There is always something that we feel we are doing wrong or something that we see other moms doing better than us. It’s always there in the back of our minds making us feel like horrible moms. We need to stop and just realize that we are doing the best we can.

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What does perfect mean anyway?

What does perfect mean anyway?

I am a perfectionist. My philosophy has always been if I can’t do it perfectly then there’s no point in doing it at all. Boy did I miss out on doing a lot of things. The truth is I’m never perfect. What is perfect? Who decides what perfect is? If we don’t really ever truly know what perfect is then how can we reach it? We can’t and we need to start accepting that.

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