Being a parent is the most amazing, wonderful and hardest job in the world. We are in charge of caring and raising these beautiful little humans and guess what?!.....It's not easy!!!
So, why are we so hard on ourselves when it comes to parenting? Don't get me wrong, I know it is a huge responsibility and I think we owe it to ourselves, our kids and honesty our society (no I'm not being dramatic), that we raise our kids to be the best people they can be.
Even with that responsibility weighing on us everyday, I truly believe that we should try not to be so hard on ourselves as parents.
There are going to be days when it seems like we deserve the Parent of the year award..... the kids ate well, played well, napped well, listened and behaved.
......but many times those days are few and far between. (true story: I am currently writing this while my little one is fighting a nap....yay! Go Me!)
Truth is there are going to be many days when we sit down exhausted, staring at the mess that was left in the living room, thinking about how many times we've lost our temper that day and we will ask ourselves "Where did I go wrong?"..... "Why aren't they listening to me today?" ..... "Why can't I be as calm as all those other parents who have way more kids?" (I know some of y'all are nodding your head in agreement with me...we've all thought these before.)
Here's the simple truth....We are parents, which some days feels more like super heroes or at least the energizer bunny running strictly off of coffee, but we are also human......and humans....and parents are Not perfect!
All those calm parents that you see.....they lose it just as much as we do!
All we can do is raise our kids to be good, honorable, honest, kind people....show them love, discipline when needed (and yes...it is needed. You got time outs and you turned out fine, right?!), enjoy them while they are still at home and do the best we can.
We will all have those days when there are piles of dishes in the sink, at least 3 loads of laundry that needs to be done, about to pull you hair out because they aren't listening, multiple cups of coffee kind of days.....and that's okay. It's apart of being a parent!
Don't be so hard on yourself. Do the best you can, trust me by the end of the day when you are getting those bedtime cuddles you will know....you did well.
One thing that breaks my heart is when people don't see their own strength.
I'm sure it's a common problem for most people and honestly, I sometimes have a hard time with it too.
But.... we are all stronger than we think.
We can accomplish far more than what we think we are capable of......
We've all seen it in movies and shows, or read about it in books... the classic fairytale love story. Two people that were made for each other. They would do anything for each other and no matter what life throws at them, they seem to handle everything together with grace.
If only it were that simple........
You can say you're sorry, but once words are spoken they can never be taken back.
Words are powerful!
Everyone has an opinion.... and with today's age, full of social media everyone has something to say and a platform to say it on.
The problem is not voicing your opinion (unless it's done disrespectfully.) The problem I see is that many people these days do not take the time to be aware of who is around them and how their words can affect others.
It’s no secret that I do not like to have a lot of things in our home.
We normally go through our house about 2 times a year and get rid of things we don’t use anymore… and yet I still feel like we have too much.
We don’t spend a lot of money on things, we don’t spend much on birthdays or Christmas or even anniversaries….
Instead we choose to spend our money on.....
I feel like as parents we are always second guessing ourselves.
"I'm I doing enough?"
"I'm I teaching them well?"
"I'm I going to raise them to be good people."
There are normally constant questions on what and how we are doing as parents.
Be very aware with who you are giving your time and attention to, because they will rub off on you….. make sure it’s for the better.....
Alright, fellow mama bear…. I see you and I want you to know that you are doing a great job!
I know that you are so very thankful for the little blessings in your life, but I can also see how much pressure you are putting on yourself. But, I’m here to tell you that you are doing a great job!.....
Let’s all be super honest here for a minute……
it’s not always relaxing having little ones in the house. Of course little kiddos are a huge blessing, but not all blessings are easy…. or calm……. or quiet.
Even the most relaxing of people can get more stressed with little humans running around and not listening.
So if you are a fellow Mama Bear and you are needing a little bit of advice or encouragement to get through the day…
Here are my top 3 tips to relax more with little ones in the home.............
Have you ever found yourself sitting in your home trying your best to relax only to find yourself continually stressed and anxious?
I know that we all have busy lives and we all have tons of things on our plate, but did you ever think that it could actually be your home that is stressing you out?!.......
When I stopped feeling sorry for myself, I became stronger......