Five Things I Wish I Was Told Before Becoming A Parent
Photo credit : Lauren West Photography
1.Take each day as it comes! Making plans is good, but with kids things never go according to plan. Keep realistic expectations of yourself and your family -all while trying not to be so hard on yourself when everything doesn’t always line up the way you thought it would.
2.Your house does not always have to be clean! While making messes your kids are making memories and there’s a lot of stress on you to do all of it- let some things go! You can keep things tidy and organized but if the laundry doesn’t get put away it for a week, everything is going to be OKAY-I promise!
3. Asking for help is not a weakness it’s a strength. Use it as one of your supermom powers to recruit a tribe of loved ones to help you whenever you need it. It truly does take a village.
4.It’s OKAY to feel like you need a break sometimes. You need to be transparent when you feel overwhelmed and this way your partner, family (and the tribe I mentioned in number three) can step in to help you feel revitalized and ready to be the supermom that you are each day.
5.You are not perfect, your partner is not perfect and your children are not perfect..... and that’s okay! Just because other moms look like they have it all together and the perfect life on social media doesn’t mean it’s true. Make your reality acceptable and perfect with all of its imperfections. Your love for your family is the main thing that will help you overcome any and all obstacles.
FINAL THOUGHT: You are doing the best that you can and that’s the best you can do! You got this...and remember that even if they don’t always show it -your family loves and appreciates all that you do for them!