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“Children change everything!” they helpfully point out as you dodge the Cheerios on your previously immaculate floor.
“Go do something for yourself,” they say brightly while you secretly try to remember if you washed your hair today. (You’ve stopped trying to remember when you shaved last.)
“Enjoy this time. It goes so fast,” they remind you as you peer back at them through one bleary, nearly-opened sleep-deprived eye.
Welcome to the club, Mama!
The initiation’s a doozy, but you’ve got this.
There are two sides to this motherhood thing. Some days are almost magical with their cuteness and happiness. Other days, well…let’s just say that it’s hard to really be “there.”
When I was planning this site, a friend said to me in these exact words: “You should make a manual on how to take care of yourself with children, and live, and not drive yourself crazy.”
It was like she took the words right out of my brain. I want that manual!
Because this whole thing we call “balance” can be HARD.
Like everything you’ve done in life, you want to be AMAZING at being a mom (and wife and professional and woman…). So “good enough” makes you cringe just a little. Still…sometimes, you’re afraid that you’re failing (and you haaate failing).
You feel like you’re the only one whose forgotten what the floor looks like without a blanket of primary colored toys. You wonder if you’re the only one who feels like this (and Pinterest isn’t helping with the supermom comparisons today).
The B-word (bad mom) even enters your thoughts.
If any of this sounds familiar, remember that we’re right there with ya!
At A Year of Happy, we’ll cover a new topic every month to make this the year that you work that happy lifestyle. Think of this as your manual on how to take care of yourself (and live and not drive yourself crazy).