Hey Momma! .... I see you!!!
"My well behaved first born gave me the confidence to be a good mom. My wild child second kid taught me not to judge other moms."
Now we won't even get started on my third #bossbaby....
Anyway I love that meme but it really got me thinking... Why do we judge other mom's in the first place? I mean really, we've all been there right? We've been standing in line and have had to either leave our cart or wait it out and deal with the silent judgment because of a screaming child... If you haven't been there yet, just wait, it's coming.....
I mean stay at home moms tend to judge working moms and working moms will judge stay at home moms. It's not always this way but it happens more then not...
It kinda goes back to, you always want what you don't have right? Listen guys we're all just trying to do whats best for our families at the end of the day right?
I've done both, and now I'm doing work at home mom and I gotta tell you, it's all rough. Motherhood in general is the hardest yet most rewarding job. When I worked I was so sad I was missing so much time with my baby and his firsts and it wasn't fair. Then when I was non stop at home I was overwhelmed! I feel like everyone looks at me like it's such a blessing and I shouldn't complain. Listen it is such a blessing but ladies, it's non stop, its hard!
I miss them as soon as they are asleep or I go somewhere alone but during the day I mostly fantasize about bedtime.. It's the most ridiculous thing, if you're reading this though you already get that because you have those same feelings.... right?
I just got done reading "girl code" and while that book is a lot about entrepreneurship it's also a lot about women supporting women. Honestly it opened my eyes to a lot of things and I defiantly recommend it.
So I started thinking yes women in business should be raising each other up but what about moms? What if we were to say screw you mom guilt? I mean, when we judge others it mostly comes from a place of jealousy right? It maybe makes us feel a little bit better about our own parenting if we point out her faults....?
Guys I'm sick of this, I don't need to judge or gossip about anyone to validate my parenting skills. I have no place to! Just last week I literally was wishing I could time travel and go back to the sixth grade for a day to make this little boy that's been picking on my son cry! Yep I'm owning that! Bullying is a story for a different day though.
My point is we all have our own things we are dealing with, we're all doing our best (most days) for our kids. So let's start a movement, lets be moms supporting moms! We're a few days from mother's day so what better time to start right?
So here's what I'm going to do, a weekly post about motherhood. The good, the bad, the dirty! If you have stories, I'd love to hear them!!
Let me know what you think of this idea! Is that something you'd like to hear about? We're going to build a mom community that's so supportive that everyone wants to join us, K!
That's all I have for today ladies! I hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day!!!!