“May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.”
“I scream. You scream. We all scream because we have kids.”
“I live in a madhouse run by a tiny army that I created myself.”
“Yoga pants, messy buns, more coffee. This is mom life.”
“I can’t wait until my kids are in preschool so I can get my life back.”
10 Reasons Why Motherhood Feels Like It’s Hard
- You feel like you’re a punching bag, the picker–upper of endless messes, and that you never have a moment to yourself (except when you hide in the closet to sneak your favorite cookies—stroopwafels and chocolate chip cookies are my favorites).
- Coffee, coffee, coffee. You can’t be a good mom without your coffee. Starbucks anyone?
- Time to yourself? What’s that? Taking a shower is a luxury. If you can’t be clean you might as well be comfortable in soft comfy yoga pants. I’ve had these yoga pants for over 10 years before I threw them out!
- Imposter syndrome—you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing and someone is going to discover the truth.
- Comparison creeps in. You feel like you don’t measure up to all those moms that have it all together.
- You meet your kids’ needs first. When you finally think about yourself you exercise “self care” with an occasional pedicure. I use a healthy beauty regime and have no regrets.
- It feels really lonely at times. Sometimes it’s FOMO (fear of missing out)—that moment that you see a picture on social media with all of your friends who got together, but didn’t invite you. Other times it’s FOBLO (fear of being left out) —when you look around and it seems like everyone else has deep meaningful friendships but you’re excluded.
- Thank you, isn’t something you hear often, if at all.
- All of your hard work taking care of the everyday stuff feels at times like it’s so mundane and you’re never getting ahead.
- You fear that you’ve lost yourself in motherhood.
I’m with you sweet mom. I’ve felt every single one of these things that gives feeling to why it’s hard to be a mom.
The Real Reason Why Motherhood is Hard
“It’s hard to be a mom. This is motherhood.”
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