Motherhood is hard. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to give myself some grace while on this motherhood journey. While I can’t say I’ve exactly figured it out or that I’m practicing it to the fullest, I know in my heart it is important. I spend a lot of time writing about things we do, things we love and good things surrounding my kids. But I rarely ever talk about my struggles in motherhood.
I struggle more than I would like to admit but at the end of the day, I owe it to myself to be kind to myself. We all do. I believe mom shaming should not exist. Every mom who is putting her best foot forward even if she’s having a tough day deserves grace. Sure, we have days when the constant anxiety and worry about our children is relentless. Sure, we have days that we are not proud of in motherhood. But that does not mean we deserve to be criticized or scrutinized.
We need grace.
We need understanding.
We need support.
Heck, sometimes, we just need to be left alone.
We deserve to share our truths (the good, the bad and the ugly) without fear of being attacked. There is no such thing as being a perfect mom or person for that matter. We all live in a glass house at some point in our lives. Can you feel me on this? This whole #PlaytexMoms journey about #ForBetterBeginnings starts with us. We can’t give our children the best and be the best to them if we are not being the best to ourselves. We just can’t, so, in case you haven’t heard it in a while, “Keep rocking mamas. You are doing a great job.”
Now, I get how this whole grace thing can be easier said than done. Earlier this week I shared about my daughter’s struggle during her first trip to Disney World. To say I felt vulnerable is an understatement. It was as if I was waiting for the judgment to hit. But you know what happened? Comments and messages of grace from family, friends, and strangers. And in those responses, I was reminded that I am still rocking this motherhood journey. My baby girl reminded me too with a simple “Thank you for taking me to meet the princess mommy”.
So, give yourself some grace mamas. Do what you need to do for yourself so that you can be the best mom you can be. Share your struggles along with those pretty and successful days. Someone else is out here that needs to know they are not alone on the tough days.
Keep rocking mamas.
This motherhood discussion is sponsored by PlaytexBaby. All opinions are my own.