Dear struggling moms,
You’re probably at your wits end with trying to get the kids to eat veggies, trying to get your child to nap, trying to be the best mom to be, but neglecting yourself, trying to overachieve, but often feel like you’re failing, trying to breastfeed, but not getting enough milk, or trying to balance so much.
I get it.
I’m a new mom and don’t work full-time and feel like I have no time for anything.
But, you know what I did? I put on my big girl pants and decided to stop feeling sorry for myself.
Last week a friend gave me the tough love I truly needed. Know what she said?
Instead of getting frustrated, find ways to work around it. If you can’t get any work done during the day, DON’T. Prioritize spending time with your daughter. This phase only lasts for so long anyway. Dedicate an hour to work before she wakes up and after she goes to sleep. Not ideal but if it’s important to you, you can do it. I’m not saying it’s not frustrating, I just think sitting in that frustration is only going to make it worse.
And, you know what? She’s right! To the mama feeling sorry for yourself, please remember that this is all temporary. Your baby WILL EVENTUALLY fall asleep on their own. Your child will EVENTUALLY eat veggies. Your child will STILL THRIVE and GROW even though you’re supplementing or giving her just formula. Whatever decision you make, just know your child will STILL LOVE YOU no matter what.
Just showing them love and affection is EXACTLY what they need. They need a mom who will listen to them when they’re having a bad day,. They need a mom who will spend time with them. They need a mom who will love them unconditionally. They need a mom who is the best version of herself.
This is your reminder that you’re a GODDAMN WARRIOR. If no one has told you recently, you are a wonderful mother and your strength is INSPIRING.
So, on the days you forget and need a reminder, I’m here for you. I’m here to listen as you vent about your damn kids, husband, and family.
If you need me, I’ll be giving my daughter plenty of hugs and kisses.