Browsing Facebook as a mom looks very different from browsing Facebook pre-baby. Inevitably, when we become parents, our Facebook experience, much like every other aspect of our lives, morphs until it becomes almost unrecognizable.
Just because you don't see any challenges, disorders, ailments or physical reasons why my son behaves this way, let's remember we're all dealing with things not visible to the eye.
The next time you're doubting yourself and feeling overwhelmed, remember: You've got this.
It's easy to get caught up in your routine and chores every day, but don't let it consume 100% of your life. It can be pretty stressful at times, but if you take it one day at a time and try to roll with the punches, you may be able to avoid stress a little better.
When I was growing up, I avoided mugs at all costs. Most of the mugs were at my grandparents' houses, and they had (what I thought was) boring scenery, "World's Greatest Grandma," and business names plastered on them. I would wonder why anyone would want to drink out of a short, bulky cup like that. Then I grew up.
What about those moments you're supposed to look forward to, only to discover they actually aren't as magical as you thought? We're here to let you down (gently) about these 15 "magical" parenting moments.
Being a mom is hands down the hardest job in the entire world, but there is no other job as rewarding. There are days where I wonder how I survive, but one look at my son reminds me.
Does motherhood define ME? No. Well, yes. Kind of. (Maybe?)
There are a plethora of things about parenthood that no one tells you (and even if they did, you'd have no way to prepare) but I'll tell you this: I was not at all prepared for how exhausting it would all be. Sure, I knew the first year would be rough. I didn't know it would continue for the next several years with no end in sight.