Fellow moms: for some reason, I struggle with my role as a mom from time to time. I love being a mom, but often do not feel up to the challenge. It often amazes me that my children are turning out to be such amazing people, because I know that I am rarely bringing my “A Game”.
I’m tired. I’m sleep-deprived. I try to stay up to chat with the teenagers and get up early enough to have some alone time before the toddlers are up (which is usually between 5:30 and 6am).
I don’t have the biggest support system. Oh sure, I have wonderful friends and family, but we live States away from each other, and correspond mostly on Facebook. My immediate surroundings are about to change for the second time in a year (as we move from Pennsylvania to D.C.), so I feel pretty lonely these days.
And in this society, where motherhood seems to be “graded” by how many hours you volunteer at the kids’ school, the creativeness with which you pack their lunches (as if good ol’ PB&J is the sign of a slacker mom), and the cuteness of your mommy blog, I often feel like an absolute failure.
Now, I normally don’t try to write “Debbie Downer” posts. And I apologize that this has been one. But I did promise myself one thing when I started this blog. I would tell the truth. Pretending to be something I am not is of little benefit to anyone…least of all to me.
If nothing else, I hope that those of you who are struggling with your own motherhood roles can find some comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
Now, with all that being said, I would like to link you up with a wonderful website that I have found to be a great resource. I have only just discovered it, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. Please take a minute to look at it and then come back here and tell me what you think. The name of the site is http://powerofmoms.com/. I think you will find it to be a great source of help and hope.
And the following article really spoke to me today.