Let’s be honest… no mom is perfect.
As a new mom, and mother of a three-year-old boy, I can honestly tell you that mistakes happen. Below are five of the ones that come to mind:
1. I’ve dropped my kids.
2. I’ve cried in front of my kids.
Being a parent can be frustrating, but I never wanted to show them how overwhelmed I was feeling about everything. There was a time I just felt stressed out with everything that I just sat down in a corner and cried.
Maybe there weren’t anymore fruit snacks to help calm me down, but there was definitely a lot on my plate at the time and I couldn’t just walk away so I sat there… tears in my eyes. Our threenager asked if I was crying and gave me a hug. I’m pretty sure we went out for ice cream that day.
3. I’ve cursed around my kids.
Prior to becoming a parent, I never wanted to taint a child’s mind by cursing around them. And then I became a parent myself. You know how that goes.
4. I’ve lied to my kids.
I always said I’d never lie to my kids, yet I’ve told our threenager I’ll buy him a certain toy the next time we return to the store. Today, I’ve stopped lying to him about that and just tell him he has enough toys at home and that there are kids out there who don’t have one. I guess it works because he doesn’t ask for a toy as often anymore.
5. I’ve placed other things before my kids.
I used to feel guilty whenever I placed my own needs before my kids’. I’ll be honest, there’s an ugly side to blogging that if you don’t put yourself on a schedule, you might overwhelm yourself with everyday life and trying to maintain your website.
Today, I just schedule in some me time whenever they’re asleep or preoccupied with something else.
Are you a new mom? Check out my Pinterest Board called Mama Bear for everyday tips and tricks.