Photo: Layna Rae Photography
The working mom, the stay-at-home mom, the work from home mom. The mom who breastfeeds, the mom who supplements with formula, and the mom who went to a bottle from day one.
You’re so good at what you do.
Maybe your house is spotless, or maybe it looks like a laundry bomb just went off. Maybe you take your kids to daycare, or maybe you homeschool. Maybe you follow a strict routine, or maybe you’re more go-with-the-flow. Wherever you find yourself, I know you’re doing the absolute best for your family, even on the days when it feels like you’re scrambling from the moment you wake up, to the moment your head hits the pillow.
You’ve got this.
I know there are moments when you compare yourself to other moms, but it’s a waste of time. You are, without a shadow of a doubt, the best mother for your child. You know exactly what your little one needs, even though I know it feels like you’re making it up every single step of the way.
Some days are hard, some days are easy.
I know that when it’s good, you feel like your heart could simply burst; and I know that when it’s hard, it feels like you’re drowning. But I also know that most days, it’s a wonderful, messy, hectic and happy medium. I know you know those ladies in the grocery store who tell you things like “the days are long, but the years are short” are right, and you want to soak up and enjoy every moment. It’s great when can, it’s okay when can’t.
You’re really never alone.
Not because you haven’t peed by yourself in God knows how long, but because this world is full of other mothers. It’s natural to want to keep your mess to yourself, but I’ve come to know that most moms love to connect with, support and encourage other moms. There is so much strength in your vulnerability and your human side.
Finally, you’re a superhero – and you’re doing a really, really good job.