After a one month hiatus, I’m back from my insane chaos I call life, just in time for a Mother’s Day post!
I said in the beginning that this wasn’t going to be a “Mommy blog” but let’s face it, motherhood totally consumes your every thought/ action.. and I love every bit of it! This journey into motherhood has taught me so much about myself, but more about life as a whole.
I recall last Mother’s Day, I was standing almost 20 weeks pregnant, bawling my eyes out in the out kitchen, thinking of what it was going to be like to become a mother myself. I had so much more appreciation for moms, mostly because I thought “how on earth do they live every day with so much love for something!?” I was only pregnant and couldn’t fathom how this was going to feel once my baby came earth side. Boy, did I underestimate it.
I feel like my experience has been easier than I know some have it and it’s probably almost 100% because I have had such a hands on partner to navigate parenthood with. Or else I may have had a much more difficult time transitioning into this new role. And for that I’m so grateful.
In the midst of the most stressful time of our lives, we’ve been brought closer together. Trying to be the best parents we can, brings out the best in both of us.
We’ve had a lot going on lately and when I feel like I might just crack, I take a look at my baby and his innocence overcomes me. He has no idea how crazy this world is. That he has lived with 2 sets of grandparents while we build a house. That I literally have no idea what I’m doing and we are figuring out life together, together. He has no idea the mom guilt I feel being on my phone trying to maintain a social media to continue to grow/ nourish my business so that I can work part time to be with him as much as I can. He doesn’t know how much of a hurry I’m always in trying to do so many things in one day.
He is so pure and innocent. He is teaching me that so much of this “stress” is so unnecessary. That I don’t need to rush, I need to live in the moment. That I don’t need to sit any extra time on Instagram comparing my life to others. That this house will get done eventually- and when it does, I’m going to look back at this time and miss the closeness in which we’ve had to live.
He’s healthy and perfect and growing out of my arms every second. To be present with him is the most important.
Always trying to revert back to my newest fundamentals: Simplicity vs Success + Be kind to your mind.
It’s okay to put work aside and live. And it’s normal to feel like at any second, your going to crack. Just take a mental health day, drink a lot of coffee, (then a couple margaritas), and conquer the next day.
And if you’re a momma, or dad, try and take a couple seconds to live through the innocence of your babes. I promise it helps ♥️