Being a Mom is an honor:
a tiring, full-time, not-paid-for-overtime, hair-raising, panic-attack-inducing honor.
I sometimes say to my husband (during our rare moments of privacy): "If I had only known...that after having children I'd never be able to sleep in late again; heck, that I'd never actually SLEEP again, that anything I did for myself would be sort of rushed, that all my meals would be interrupted, that I'd have to actually live like a vampire for any modicum of privacy, that these little people would always come first in everything...."
but then I NEVER finish that sentence, it always ends up just hanging there, unfinished in midair.
I can't say "If I had known all of that, then I wouldn't have had them!" because it's not true. No matter how frustrating or tiring it is, no matter how many sacrifices I have to make in just one day, let alone mention for life....even with all that...I'd still do it again.
I know you all understand this feeling that's deep deep deep in your bones, that sings out a neverending song of love for your little ones. Even when they make you pull your hair out, the song is still there, playing super quietly in the background.
Being a mom is an honor, that's a given. Becoming a "good mom" or even a "great mom" is something you earn, everyday, in the trenches of child-rearing. In this space I'll share resources, tips, and I'll definitely ask for your help too!!!
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