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There I said it.
Most days I wake up and I’m feeling like,
“Yes, today is going to be amazing, I’m going to be amazing and my kids are going to be EVEN MORE amazing!”
Fast forward thirty minutes… I’m irritated by forgotten clothes on the bathroom floor and shoes we cannot find. A snowball begins that is hard to stop at that point…the day is ruined and now I see every fault not just in myself, but in my kids.
Why won’t they pick up their clothes off the floor…?
I’ve asked them to take care of that one million times a day…
But then again, why am I not a good enough mom to just pick up the clothes off the floor with a smile on my face and with no ‘attitude’ what’s so ever, (as my mom would say.) And there it is…
Everyone is always saying…”Girl, I don’t know how you do it with four kids!’’
(Ha! Neither do I!)
“You’re such a good mom, you’re always taking your kids places and hosting activities!’’
(At the cost of most of my sanity…)
Feeling down and out over some clothes on the floor is just the tip of the iceberg on why I’m definitely struggling as a mom.
There are most certainly other things that happen in my life that make me feel like I’m struggling as a mom and unworthy of these little beings that I’ve birthed.
As I’m listing some of these things, I know it sounds like I might be being a bit over the top.
These ‘failures’ for me as a mom, can feel SO BIG depending on what time of day you catch me.
As a mom, I have been given these little people that depend on me and will eventually populate the world and make it a better place (I NEED them to make the world better!) and it’s my responsibility to make sure that I get them ready for this world.
And how can I do that from my room, crying and feeling inadequate?
Mom’s chime into the comments if you can agree or disagree or have more to add…Mom’s make the world go ‘round.
We’re here for the challenge day in and day out.
The challenge can be something as small as conquering laundry and making sure the kids are clean and presentable on the way out to school…all while juggling other responsibilities, like remembering to schedule well checkups and dentist appointments.
We’re here for all the challenge of appearing to be normal, put together, totally positive mom while slaying sleepless nights, stuffy noses, homework with the dreaded CORE curriculum, fashion emergencies, braces…there are so many challenges.
And thru out these challenges, there’s nothing that has comforted me more than to pick up the phone and hear my best friend say,
“We’re dealing with the same ish over here!”Click To Tweet It felt so good to be reminded that I’m not the only one struggling as a mom in my journey. No one is getting it all right, all the time.
So, I’m just here to say out loud, I’m not a failing a mom. I am doing the best I can. If you’ve ever felt like a failure at any point in your mom journey, you are not alone in this and if you think you are alone then you need to send me a message. We’ll be quick friends and I’ll say it again, YOU’RE NOT ALONE!
If you’re feeling brave, please leave a story or comment about a #TotalMomMoment you’ve had and how you get thru your #MomChallenges.
Hey Ya'll! I'm a mom of four very energetic kids. My day revolves around balancing a work at home job, managing a business with my husband AND a blog meant to inspire moms to slay their goals! When I'm not super mommin' , I love to sip a margarita and gab on the phone with my two business besties.