While perusing Facebook earlier this morning I stumbled on this wonderful post by blogger friend and fellow mom Caprece of MommieKnowsFresh.com. We’ve featured Caprece here on BabyBrownSugar before. Caprece hilariously captures what all us first-time moms are thinking. Shrug off that mommy guilt with Caprece’s thoughtful and encouraging life lessons below:
There have been times when I’ve felt completely overwhelmed by motherhood. Like pull my hair out burst into tears kind of overwhelmed. She won’t eat, she won’t sleep, and she’s got a cold….again. At these times I become a tears time bomb ready to explode at any moment. So you know what I do? I let the tears fall. I go into to my bathroom and I cry out my frustrations. I let it out and let it go, realizing that my emotions are out of love. Remember, you’re doing a better job than you think. Matter of a fact you’re awesome. Here’s so other things I’ve learned along the way:
There will be mess, get over it.
Motherhood is messy. Finding one or two smashed up Cheerios at the bottom of my purse is life. Milk stains on my shirt before 8am? You better believe it, especially when I was nursing. You never knew when those things would go off. At home you may find that keeping things in order is harder than it ever was before. It’s okay; you do what you can and save what you can’t till later. This means that dust on top of the TV can wait till tomorrow.
I was a good mom, and then I had children.
Every mother has a picture in their mind of what motherhood is going to be like. For me it was a child who ate and loved all types of organic foods. She’d pass up those cookies for a handful of blueberries. I was so excited the first time I gave her a strawberries, and do you know what she did? She took one bite and propelled it across the room. Not quite what I had in mind. So I gave her a cookie and saved the strawberries for later because I realized it wouldn’t kill her and I was still a good mom…
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