The Reality of Motherhood | Mommy Life Talk | Expectation vs. Reality
Welcome back. Today I am doing another Mommy Life Talk. I want to talk to you about motherhood.
Becoming a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Its the most rewarding and the hardest job at the same time. I love how Tina Fey puts it; she once said, “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.”
Its crazy for me to think that God choose me to participate in his creation and raise this child that he has given me.
For the past few weeks I have been in a funk. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I was depressed but I sure wasn’t the happiest person alive.
I wanted to write this post because I know there are other mommas out there that may be feeling like I was.
I got so overwhelmed with everything going in my life.
I am feeling a lot better now and this post is helping me deal with my emotions.
I had so much dishes, the laundry got stocked up, the house was a disaster and I had absolutely no desire to do any of it. I would look on Instagram of other moms and see their perfectly decorated and perfectly clean homes and get even more sad.
I got so burned out that for a couple of weeks I did almost nothing around the house. As sad as that is to admit but its true.
I would say stuff to myself like your a horrible mom and wife for having such a messy houses and for not having extravagant meals every day.
But you know what the truth of it all is that I am a human. I am a new mom trying to adjust to being a mom and taking care of this kid.
So what if your house is a disaster. Being with your baby is so much more important. Don’t get me wrong we should still take care of the home and clean it but we don’t have to be so hard on ourselves when our homes aren’t sparking clean.
It took a couple of weeks of me being down to really get that in my head.
We are doing such important work. Such hard work. But if your reading this I want to tell you that you are doing the very best you can. You are an amazing momma. You are strong and beautiful. You are an incredible woman.
Life is going to get hard and we just have to accept that. Honestly, I have no idea how the moms on Instagram have it all together in their pictures but hell that sure is not what my life looks like.
The reality is that motherhood is messy, hard, crazy and great, all at the same time. That is what makes it so amazing.
I hope you found this at least a bit encouraging.
Grab the your kid(s) and get in the car, gets yourself a treat like coffee and blast some music and enjoy the cup of coffee. Sometimes that’s the only time we have to just relax and your not a bad mom for doing that. We need time for ourselves even if the kids are right besides us.
Enjoy your day mommas.