May 152019

For months I’ve been struggling with the idea of not feeling enough and wanting to do more. It wasn’t until I started focusing on the juggling act method that I began to notice a difference in my everyday life.

I went from wanting more to feeling content with less. That’s when it hit me.

I was letting go of that supermom complex I had, and I was making room for others in my life.

Leaning On Others

For years, I struggled with the idea of depending on my husband. One of the reasons why I turned Motherhood Through My Eyes into a business was to take off some of the financial weight on husband’s shoulders.

Life can be stressful at times, and it may feel as though you’ve got everything under control. There are instances when you feel defeated, and that’s. It just means you’re being human.

Together, we’ve been able to accomplish more. Through the years, I’ve learned to lean on him whenever I’ve felt overwhelmed. We always joke about how well we work together — and we really do.

Understanding The Value Of Mom Friends

My husband isn’t the only one I’ve let into my support system. There are other moms with similar goals who’ve been an inspiration for me since starting my blog.

It’s amazing to look back at how we’ve all been able to help one another, and watch each other grow.

I met another mom recently who has helped me kickstart a lot of the things I had written on a list. We inspire each other to go after our goals.

This mom and I met during a time in my life when I thought I’d be helping her, when in fact, I’ve been helping myself as well.

It’s funny how things work.

Better Together

Finding a mom friend is like dating again. You practically go on several play dates before you can find one mom who won’t judge you because your car is a mess, or will watch you struggling with your child and leave you to fend for yourself (yes, there are moms like that).

Meeting someone who understands that I can’t attend every mommy-and-me play date or answer phone calls during the day, is always a bonus.

When you work on helping others, everything starts to fall into place. It’s nice to encounter other moms who understand the value of teamwork.

Here’s to having a strong support system — because we can always use a friend in this mom life.

Reader Comments

  1. It’s so much better to do life with other mom friends. I’ve had lifelong friends that I went to elementary school with and the connection makes me a better mom and person.

  2. I have a few friends I have kept since I was a kid. I have a couple of friends that I’ve met his mom and some of them are easier to keep than others! I think we all think we need to be super moms. All we need to do is our best.

  3. That is so great that you are able to help support your family with your blog! Sounds like you have a great circle of friends in your life.

  4. I never was on board with being supermom. I find perfection is boring, so I’m all about having fun and doing the best you can. If it’s not perfect, ah well. I have some mom friends, but I’m an introvert so I’m fine being at home with a book.

  5. I agree woman can be very judgements so when meeting new people not judging them is important. Also having a connection with other moms is great.

  6. I don’t remember this being a thing when I was a young mom. I don’t know why we are putting so much pressure on young moms.

  7. Mom friends are the best. It’s so nice to have a support system. Especially, with other moms.

  8. Making mom friends is so hard. I think making friends as an adult is hard in general, but adding kids into the mix…

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