11 Simple Truths About Motherhood
Isn’t motherhood awesome? As great as motherhood is, there are some days that you have to take a long hard look at it for what it is. Don’t sugarcoat it and just look at the simple truths. I wanted to share 11 simple truths about motherhood.
#1. Kids are awesome
You will have good days and bad days with your kids, but when you boil it down at the end of the day. Kids are just plain awesome.
#2. Motherhood is exhausting
Sometimes you see those moms that seem to have endless energy. However, motherhood is exhausting. It’s not just you, it’s everyone.
#3. Your body will never be the same
Sure, you may work hard at it and have a pretty amazing body post-motherhood—but from my calculations, there are just certain parts of my body that will never be the same.
#4. Your kids will adore you
It’s safe to say that moms mess up on a daily basis. We yell too much and/or freak out too much. Sometimes, you just need to remember that your kids adore you. No matter what, you’re their mom and they love you.
#5. It’s hard to be a mom
While certain parts of motherhood come easily, sometimes it’s hard to be a mom. It is okay to recognize that motherhood can be hard.
#6. Time flies
In the beginning, it is safe to say that time seems to have slowed down a bit. However, when your biggest child turns 5, 6, or 7— it’s like time has just flown by and you don’t know where it went.
#7. Take it a moment at a time
Although it seems as though 100 years is a long time, the moments will go by quickly. When you feel overwhelmed with all that motherhood has to offer, remember to take it one moment at a time.
#8. Your kids will grow up, eventually
Isn’t this hard to wrap your head around? Those kids that you know as your babies are going to grow up and make you super proud.
#9. There is always room to learn
A simple, but sobering thought is that you can always learn. Some moms think they need to know everything from the start. Don’t be too hard on yourself! there is always time to learn something new. Don’t feel like you have to know it all. Knowledge also comes from experience.
Finally, for the last two simple truths about motherhood.
#10. & #11. You are not screwing it up and you can always ask for help!
Don’t ever feel like you are just a total screw up as a mom. Ask for help when you need it. These two final truths will help you keep your sanity.
Remember that parenting skills are something that we learn from reading books, watching specialized television shows, joining parenting groups in the community, asking friends and relatives, and simple hands on experience. No one is perfect! Don’t expect to get everything right. You learn what works best with each child in your family. They are as individual as you are! However, I hope these 11 Simple Truths About Motherhood will help you defray a meltdown. Parenting classes are also an excellent resource, so think about enrolling in one in your community!