Why I Think It’s Ok To Just Be An “OK” Mom (VIDEO)
I'll let you in on a little secret...I AM NOT THE BEST MOM IN THE WORLD! There I said it for all of social media land to see (man that felt good). Truth is none of us are and that may be a harsh reality for some.
Being a mom is not easy. We carry the weight of the world on our shoulders even those of us that have amazing husbands to help. The media does not help. It paints a picture of these perfectly groomed and well put together women. THAT IS A BUNCH OF BULL!
We are all one just one spilled sippy cup or call from the school away from losing our crap. I say lose it! It makes you normal. In fact, it makes you a complete and total rockstar.
While I totally get that not every single person is comfortable with airing out their business on live radio or Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat (that is alright too) but there is something completely freeing about just putting it out there.
Trust me when I say you are not alone even a little bit. I talk with moms on a daily basis who are at the end of their rope. Heck, let go if you want and lay your head back and relax in what is because you may be in this unfortunate state for sometime.
I have learned to take the good with the bad and roll with the punches. I became a mom at a young age. I was not married and had no clue what I was doing. Now 16 years later I am raising two teenage boys full of testosterone and attitude and two completely all over the place littles (one of those being a full on dramatic 3 year old girl).
You've heard it before kids don't come with an owner's manual or instructions of any kind.
Life at our house is never sane. Not even for one second. Truth moment; last night I picked up Tucker's backpack and realized it was Wednesday and not once had I check it this week. His folder was over flowing, artwork all over the place, and to be honest I was like whoops and went on about my business! No sleep lost.
I am pretty sure Charlotte and Braden wore the same thing to school and sitter two days in a row last week and Parker most days glares at me like I'm the most annoying human on the planet.
This too shall pass as my momma would say. So for now in the peak of chaos I shall remind myself I am good with being just the OK mom. My children at the end of the day don't need me to be a superstar. They need me to show up, love them, discipline them, laugh with them, cry with them, and be their mom first and foremost.
And so do your children. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's reading this. You are doing amazing. You need to tell yourself that. Now go out and be the BEST OKAYEST MOM EVER :)
MAY YOUR DAY BE BLESSED ABUNDANTLY!