Mama only has 2 hands

img_7327*whining* ” Mama, mama, mom, maaaaaaaammmaaaaaa!”

This is what I heard 90% of my morning today and it is only 9 o’clock am…. man that sound can get old…

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Hi, my name is Marlee. I created this blog  to speak to the working moms, the stay at home moms, the stressed out moms, the relaxed moms, the single moms and the married moms, to say “Its okay to not have it together all the time”. I am a mom of two; Brooklyn, age 3 and Abigail age 1. Raising two little ones, leaves very little down time. My girls are my everything and I would do anything to keep them out of harms way. I always knew even at a very young age that I was going to be a mom. Momming was in my blood. However, now I sometimes think to myself, ” This is not what I signed up for.”

My day is a constant battle between missing their little faces while they’re sleeping and reminding myself there is only 4 more hours before nap time. It never seems like there is enough time in the day to work, keep the house clean, to do the piles of laundry, and remember to eat. Anyone else feel this way?

Being a mom is HARD WORK. You have these little human beings that depend on you to guide them and show them the ways of the world. We have a huge responsibility to raise our children to someday be functional and independent adults. I mean, if that doesn’t scare you a little bit, I don’t know what will. Thankfully I have a husband who is in it to win it with me or else I would be beside myself. (I give those of who are single parents a pat on the back, a huge hug and a freakin’ high five. Y’all are rockstars!)

I need to remind myself every day that there is no such thing as being a ‘perfect mom’, which is why I often feel so spread thin. Sometimes I just need a break. I just need a time-out from my own kids.. and you know what? It is okay! I love my kids, but it is okay to for me to not ‘like’ my kids sometimes. I only have two hands… I can only do so much. I have to know when to walk away for a minute and reboot. Because I believe so strongly that when you are not at your best, you cannot give your best to your children. Your children don’t need a ‘perfect mom’, they just need THEIR mom. THAT, my friends is gold advice that I got from a dear friend.

Who knows? Maybe one day I’ll get this ‘mom thing’ figured out. But in the meantime, I’ll just enjoy one more spill, one more mess, and one more sibling argument. Because for one day, my house will be silent and clean and I will look back and miss those chaotic days.

 

Until next time,

Marlee

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