“Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama! Mama!” Screaming and tears and me feeling like, “What!” Mumzilla comes out to play instead of the playful, gentle mother I strive to be.
This past week has been a struggle.
A struggling with balance, with taking care of my body (like forgetting to hydrate because I’ve got too many things to do), with not taking my emotional temperature frequently enough, or with being distracted and detached from my love. I’ve been a mother pucking snapper.
My biggest cause for concern is distractions. Commiseration says. Christ, this is really challenging. Is it hard for you too Sometimes it’s hard to admit that motherhood is hard. That’s why mum bloggers cushion our difficulties with sure fire humour and sarcasm for comic effect. I mean have you ever spent hours explaining to toddler why fast farting during Sunday service isn’t the best way to start a relationship with God. Or
The that keeping grimey fingers from ferociously penetrating the cats back bum isn’t the best idea.
Sometimes parenting is just completely and utterly overwhelming. It feels like there is no space between the rope being nice and loose and the rope noose knotting. It feels like there is no warning, just loving and calm to angry and hurtful. But that’s no excuse. You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be you: authentic, open, empathetic, and kind.
I’ll be better!
All the money I wasted on unnecessary baby products with my first child 💵... Anyone else What are some products you regret buying You could’ve done without Comment below! .
Mine would be the mamaroo, jumparoo, nuna leaf, and baby bath towels that were $15+ea (I don’t know why I thought they couldn’t use our existing towels😂) .
“ You can’t control much about life or birth, but you can’t control what thoughts, reactions and even emotions about it you allow to develop and expand. You have the power to plan and create your ideal birth, which provider you use and in what setting you will give birth, as well as how you want to live with what you are faced with each day. You can create your life and your journey to birth and parenthood as much as it is in your power. And once in the heat of the moment, surrender to what you cannot control. But do you remember the one thing you have that nobody else has is YOU. your body, your voice, your choices, your mind, your heart, your story, your beliefs, your passions, your desires, your vision. That’s your magnificence and that’s your power. Own that and safeguard it fiercely. Most healthy women CAN give birth and their babies can be born. Claim or re-claim that and don’t let anyone take it from you, including your midwife or doctor, the hospital or birth center institution. Whether you’re a first time or experienced momma, regardless of what type of birth you are planning… You really can have the delivery of your dreams.” Reposted from Home Sweet Homebirth. Photo by Kayla Gray.
Goedemorgen lieve volgers☀️. Deze mooie knuffel kocht ik samen met een vriendinnetje jaaaaaren geleden, voor als er ooit een kleintje zou komen. Na jaren in een doos te hebben gelegen kan ik de knuffel eindelijk een mooi plekje geven🧸.