I received what I consider a compliment recently that I FUCKING loved!
And I want other mothers to hear it.
Because as mothers we deserve to not be saddled with an image of perfectness.
The comment was:
“I finally caught up to you and stopped trying to be a perfect mother and now I’m having the time of my life”
This is where it’s at.
Don’t saddle yourself with all the stress of getting everything perfect and right.
There truly is no perfect and right when it comes to parenting.
We get to still be who we are as a woman outside of being a mum.
Don’t forget that.
A mother is a part of you. It’s not all of you.
And if you don’t fulfill the other needs you have as a woman it is entirely possible to end up rundown, shut down and unhappy.
It is so important to be all of you.
You want your children to know they are important and get to put themselves first too right?
You teach them this by doing the things you love for yourself too.
So Yes I will proudly wear the badge of not being a perfect mother, because in that, I feel I have been an amazing one.
I never aimed for perfect.
And motherhood is not a competition.
It’s not a checklist.
Every child is different. So why would you ever compare your journey to another mothers?
We all have our own challenges to face when it comes to parenting.
Let’s not make it harder for each other, and ourselves?