Taking the leap and becoming a mom has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love being Ellie’s mom and I cannot imagine my life without her.
But that does not make being a mom any less difficult. To be honest, I don’t love EVERYTHING about motherhood. There are so many great parts, but there are also aspects of this journey that just downright suck.
Can anyone else relate?
I know that this feeling does not make me any less of a good mom.
I know it doesn’t mean I love my daughter any less or that I wish my life could go back to the way it was before. It just means that I am being honest with myself.
Sometimes we as moms are scared to talk about the hard stuff and the negative feelings we have related to motherhood because we fear what others may think, but also because it makes us feel like a “bad mom” for feeling the way we do.
But that’s just not true.
We are allowed to have those thoughts and feelings and in fact, are allowed to let ourselves FEEL them. Giving ourselves this space is so important because we are simply human (even if we often wish we were superhuman).
So know this: you can love being a mom without having to enjoy every single second of motherhood.