Motherhood can be hard. And it’s harder when you do it alone.
I made the decision early in my motherhood journey, that mothering doesn’t have to happen alone. At each stage, I had a community of moms that I chose to do mothering with. I chose to be vulnerable, open and imperfect with. And they did the same.
I’ve been a working mom, work from home mom, stay at home mom and more. With adult children, I can remember certain events in my 30+ years motherhood journey as if it happened yesterday. There was an incident early on as I sat on the bed with 2 of my three (the youngest wasn’t here yet) and we were each crying but for different reasons. I knew even in that moment, I would have to be brave. My husband is a gem but this wasn’t his to fix. I began creating the thing I needed when I couldn’t find it elsewhere. The tears were replaced with relief, ease and confidence. Not overnight and not without much prayer. But I began to lean into the perfectly imperfect life that was mine, instead of pursuing perfection or comparison. I knew that pursuit would end in frustration.
As a former criminal investigator, I understood how having systems in place would help me to be efficient with my time, so I became the investigator of anything that would make things run smoother in my home and in my life. And my guess is that you are looking for that too. Not only did I become more efficient and productive, I also came to understand the importance of self and soul care. Pouring from an empty cup was not going to be my story.
Are you ready to be gracious with yourself as you navigate your own path through motherhood without the need to compare your journey with anyone else? Have you looked in the mirror recently and thought, “I see mom but where am I?”
Are you ready to stop hiding and be seen?
If so, let’s chat. A 20 minute complimentary call just might inspire you to realize how brave you are!
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