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Mommy Monday- Are you going to pop?

I don’t know about you but as a Mom sometimes I just feel like I’m going to pop! No I’m not talking about physically but emotionally and mentally. It’s hard work. I’m tired, and rarely get a break. I often feel overwhelmed yet keep on going. And even when I’m feeling ill I don’t get sick days. I often feel like I’m going to explode from the pressure to do it all.

As mom’s we wear so many hats. Cook. House cleaner. Wife. Nurse. Teacher. Guidance counselor. Coach. Personal shopper. And the list goes on and on.

With all of these things that we have to do, why do we feel the need to add on the extra pressure of more? I don’t know about you but I feel the pressure to be the perfect “pinterest mom” often. You know what I’m talking about? The mom that did the coolest craft with her kids this week and shared it on instagram! The mom that went on that amazing 5 mile hike with her 3 kids behind her smiling the whole way!  The gourmet chef mom that cooked a completely organic meal while wearing high heels and letting her kids help!

Don’t get me wrong- I do crafts with my kids (and share them on instagram!) I play outside with my kids often. I cook meals for and with my children. But the comparison needs to stop. The pressure to be better and do more needs to go away. I am tired of looking at “mommy x” and trying to do more to be like her. You know what, my kids don’t give a hoot what that mom is doing. They don’t compare me to other moms, so why am I?

I’m tired. My house is a mess. My kids don’t eat organic foods every day. And it’s okay! You know why, because my kids think I’m pretty darn awesome no matter what I’ve done for a craft with them today. What matters is that I’m here and I’m trying. I’m overwhelmed and feel like I’m going to pop, but my kids are worth it. Every minute of every day, they are worth it!

So stop comparing yourself to other moms. It’s okay to be yourself and let the “pinterest mom” be herself because she’s doing the best she can too! And I guarantee that behind that instagram photo there are piles of laundry somewhere in the house and it’s not as perfect as it’s pictured. Be you. Your kids love you for being you!

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