The best part about Monday is I get to share with you about being a mother. When I first decided to start blogging about motherhood, I had developed this platform to share practical tips and tricks that I was learning with my first baby. I wanted the world to know what I found to be useful and how I was being an “efficient mama”. I guess that is totally the enneagram 8 in me. Let us fast forward to now, as I am sitting here today 28 weeks pregnant with my third child, this blog is so much more than the “daily tips”, it is a way for me to let you have a front row seat into my life and create vulnerability. It is a place I can be real and say, ‘HEY-O, I am human, I make mistakes, but you better know I love my kids with all my heart.’
I want to show up for you mamas and be an encouragement to you, your biggest fan and remind you to take one day at a time. More importantly, I want to inspire you to keep loving your kiddos deeply because to them you are everything.
So, what is my inspiration behind this blog?
IT IS YOU.
When I sit behind my computer thinking about what I want to share with you next, I think about the new mama who finally dolled herself up for the first time in months, just to be spit up all over by her sweet babe smiling up at her.
I think about the mother of four who is running from a soccer game to a choir concert and just trying her best to remember to take the laundry out of the washer, so she doesn’t have to run the same load for the third time in a row.
I think of the mother who is also the teacher and juggles the everyday lessons, crafts, activities and endless moments of “mama I need you”, while just craving for a couple of minutes where she can slip into the bathroom (or pantry) for some “me time”
I think of the mother who stays up late and wakes up early to finish work, so she can be fully present for her kids building blocks and coloring.
I think of you.
And trust me, I see you mamas and you inspire me.
You inspire me to be better and you remind me that although there are many days we feel alone, we are not – we are in this together.
Stay encouraged today and know you are awesome.
From one tired mama to another – I see you,