I know I’m not alone when I log in to social media and snoop around “friends” pages and photos and then look around my house and think “why can’t I be like ‘that’ mom?” I know I’m a good mom, I take very good care of my house and family but sometimes I feel like the dirty laundry, spilled drinks and dust bunnies are what’s holding this house together. I see crafty ladies making all handmade everything for their kids birthdays and I see moms tackling sickness and running a house by herself. I see all the single moms working and taking care of their own and think I’m barely doing the job. I know everyone has their own struggle and I have plenty of my own that I talk about and some I don’t mention but sometimes… some days just making it through the day… getting to bedtime seems like a struggle.
I have to remind myself that I am in fact raising (currently) two kids all while keeping three pets alive and a husband happy and fed as well. I may not make handcrafted gift bags for birthday parties and I might not host the best weekend girls brunch, but I too am a bad-ass! I can make desserts that will make you wonder why I don’t have a bakery of my own, I have held several awesome job titles and have goals to add a few more to my resume. I have so much knowledge to pass along to my kids I could write volumes. Even if I don’t “do it all” on my own I am just as good, if not better than those other moms.
Take pride in your “mom style” and remember everyone has their own struggle and bad days are a part of life. You do what you need to keep your household running because no one can do it better!