I ran across this letter the other day on Facebook and it hit so close to home that I had to share it. There was a time in my life when I kept a really clean home. I prided myself on everything being spic and span and everything always smelling great and being in its place. It was easy with one child. Then came my second daughter and it was a little bit harder and a tad more stressful, but I still did it. However, I found myself getting upset with her for just being a kid and doing things kids do ... make messes. Then the twins were born and every hope I ever had of keeping my house clean for the next 15 years, at least, went right out the window. I use to stress to hard about it. I use to get upset EVERY single time they would make the smallest mess ( and this is coming from a mom whose kids played in their own poop) ... STRESS LEVEL 100. I had to decide to let it go, and even though messiness still makes me cringe ( and I do still stress out about it at times), I've learned that messes will get made, get cleaned up, and get made again ... and it's okay. There are more important matters at hand. This open letter explains it so well.
Every year when Mother's Day rolls around there are a ton of advertisements and blog posts telling people who are not mothers what mothers want for Mother's Day. I have seen ads for coffee mugs, jewelry, t-shirts, flowers, candy and more floating around the inter webs claiming to be the "Perfect Gift for Mother's Day." Here's the thing, Mothers of young children really just want these few things on their special day, and they cost next to nothing :
Being a work at home mom <<<< read that twice (MOM being the key word) it can be really difficult to figure out a good workflow . You spend a lot of your days being stressed out because you feel like you don't have enough time to get everything done that you need to get done, and furthermore, not enough time to implement the amazing things you are learning and dream of creating in your business.
I honestly do not think there is any job more stressful than being a mother . Think about it, day in and day out we are taking care of little people that need our help for literally everything. From cleaning up their messes, to consoling them when they're emotional and more. Taking care of little people constantly leaves very little time for us to handle our own emotions, leaving us feeling irritated, tired and anxious.