I’ve been a working mother. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. I’ve been a work from home mom. Guess what? My kids are taken care of.
I’ve breastfeed. I’ve bottle fed. I’ve formula fed. Guess what? My kids are fed.
I’ve had c-sections. Not by choice and by choice. Guess what? My children are alive and thriving.
Throughout my time as being a mother I’ve realized many things.
1. Dads don’t get enough credit.
I say this because people always say “mom”, but it takes two people to have a child and in a lot of cases dads are there too and there are many single fathers. Moms can walk away just as easy as dads. Maybe I feel this way because my husband is an amazing father, but it drives me nuts when he doesn’t get credit for our children. We’re a team. We work together. Give him credit to.
2. People judge so much, but never to your face.
I’ve been a victim of this and well as I’ve personally been guilty of this. It’s wrong. It doesn’t matter how people parent guess what? It’s not your kid, not your problem. If it goes terribly it’s not something you have to deal with. Let people do what they want and deal with it their way.
3. Never apologize for doing what you feel is best for you or your kids.
This one is straight forward. Your parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc will have opinions. Not their kid. Not their problem. Do what you believe is right, if it turns out it’s not, then YOU deal with it. The key here is you deal with it, you’ll learn.
4. It won’t be this way for long.
Everything ends. Take one day at a time. Love every moment. I used to hate when my kids would wake up in the middle of the night, but I loved the cuddles. Therefore, love it. My kids used to need me a lot more and it got annoying, I love when they need me now. Enjoy every moment.
5. Don’t feel sorry for needing a break.
I used to feel terrible if I needed a break, but I realized I came back missing them, and came back refreshed and loving them more. Everyone needs a break from anything in life. Just remember you’re human.
I’ve learned a lot and continue to learn, but here’s 5. I love being a parent. I say parent because as I said earlier dads can feel the same way as a mom. I’m a parent and I love every good, bad, and ugly moment.