YOU ARE NOT A BAD MOM.
You’ve dreamed about being a mom. You excitedly planned for their arrival as you picked out names, decorated their nursery, dreamed about what they would they would look like and be like.
EVERYTHING changed when the baby came.
Your excitement was combined with terror and anxiety. You were expecting love at first sight and that “mothering instincts” would kick in right away.
You’re questioning every decision you make.
You don’t know who you are anymore and are struggling to get to know yourself as this kid’s mom.
Your being pulled in a million different directions and don’t have the time or energy to be the person, parent, or partner you want to be.
Your school-aged cutie is giving you a run for your money. They’re talking back, acting out, and don’t understand the meaning of the word “no”. You’re at your wits end as you dread being around them as you don’t know what the day is going to bring.
Your cherub-faced angel has turned into a monster that you don’t recognize. You’ve done everything that you can think of but your home is being held hostage. You don’t like this teenage terrorist and can’t wait to get them off to college.
You want to be head over heels in love with your family. You want to nurture them and love them with your whole heart and soul. You want to confidently step into your role of mom without guilt or shame.
You’ve read all the mommy blogs and cruised through social media and are ready to find your flow as a mom with a growing family.
You want to find joy in the chaos and humor in the missteps.
No matter what stage of motherhood, being a mom is the biggest job in the world. You want to be in the moment with your family as it grows. You want to love and nurture them to be the brilliant people that you know are stuck inside of them.