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05/06/19

How Mom Feels on Mother's Day

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Let’s be honest—motherhood is exhausting. If you’re anything like me, raising tiny humans to be productive members of society is a daunting task. Everyday I scrutinize every reaction I have, every move I make, every meal I prepare. I don’t want to lead my kids in the wrong direction. The pressure is real.

But, just know, mom friends, the reward is real, too.

This Mother’s Day, I encourage us all to take a deep breath. Don’t worry about coordinating outfits, capturing every moment on camera, and making the day perfect. Let your family, your tribe, your support system carry the torch this one day so you can relax and let life happen before you.

Instead of planning your own celebration, make it known to your spouse, kids, and the world, that you expect to be pampered without having to orchestrate it!

Does that sound ridiculous, unrealistic, and a tad self-centered? Yes, but I don’t even care. I want one day that revolves around me.

It probably won’t happen that way. My children will have at least three meltdowns before lunch. They’ll cry because Mommy is leaving them. But, once I walk out that front door, I plan to turn the radio up, drive like never before, and indulge for a whole three hours of me-time.

It’s the life of a mom—we take any minute we can to ourselves to keep our sanity. The chaos is real, but the love—for and from my sweet babies—that’s the realest. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world.