I am as guilty as any other mother to falling prey to the, “No, I’m fine,” martyr mode of motherhood.
How many of us have done it? Scoffed, protested, pushed away offered help, declaring that we were fine, just fine, with our duties as mothers? This is the life we have chosen, especially those of us who are stay-at-home moms, and the last thing we can do is complain, right?
Well, yes and no.
I’ll probably keep complaining with the best of them, but what I’ve also learned is that if I’m falling into a motherhood funk (and we all have been there), it’s also more than likely that it’s because I’m not being honest with myself about what I need to do to function properly.
And when I’m not being 100 percent honest with myself about what I need to feel about myself, I’m not giving 100 percent as a mother either. I’m not saying that it’s always possible to live a perfect, balanced life, especially as a mother of babies and toddlers, but for me, the first step to getting what I need is to actually admit what I need to be a happier mom. So, (deep breath), here goes nothing:
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