I'm sure you have seen articles like this
floating around Facebook.
There is a lot of them.
And I'm hooked.
I read them every time.
And I bawl my eyes out every.single.time.
I am that mom that constantly feels like I am failing.
But what I am beginning to realize...
Is that EVERY mom feels the way I do.
It reassures me that I'm not alone.
I had a complete melt down last week.
Not because of the kids.
But being a mom made it worse.
Even through a melt down...
You still have to change diapers and make dinner
and help with homework.
There is no off button. Ever.
But there is bedtime.
Bedtime is my favorite part of the day.
And not necessarily because my kids are going to bed.
It's the only part of the day that I feel like I have my shit together.
We have a bedtime routine.
Which everyone follows, religiously.
Everyone is calm and happy and extra snuggly.
It's the only time of the day that I can completely focus on them.
No cooking or cleaning or errands or technology or entertaining.
And every night when I put them to bed...
I find myself missing them.
Wishing the day never had to end.
throughout the day I catch myself wishing for that same day to end.
So I think that is my new approach to parenting.
Making my whole day just like bedtime.
A little less stressing and chores and definitely technology.
We are going simple. Mama needs simple.
I let my anxiety get the best of me & in turn...
I take it out on little people who don't deserve it.
So here is to late night blog posts.
No FB app at my finger tips.
And a happier mama.
Because a happy mom = happy kids.