Balancing as a mother and as a “me”

To me, the hardest part about motherhood is how much of ME I feel like I have had to give up.

That sounds petty and selfish and just wrong… but I know that I’m not alone when I say I miss the freedoms I had before children. I miss being on my own schedule, going places whenever I wanted, traveling, and so many of the other “pre-kids” luxuries.

That does not lessen the love that I have for children. That does not diminish my ability to be a loving mother. But it does cause me some stress from time to time. Both from the aspect that I feel guilty that I long for those freedoms, and I worry that I’m not being a good enough mother to the littles because of it.

I know that this time with small children, in the long run is short. I do my best to embrace it and cherish it, while keeping enough “me” in my daily life for sanity.

But sometimes, maybe I get a little off balance.

I’m so thrilled to be over at BonBon Break today talking about these feelings and pondering the question –  Am I Enough?

I hope you’ll hop on over there and read it. It’s one of my favorite pieces because it’s just real. And I share a peek behind the curtain into a therapy session!


3 thoughts on “Balancing as a mother and as a “me””

  1. Congrats on the piece. Hopping over to check it out. I can relate to your feelings. So much to do, and so little time. As moms, we often put ourselves last. But I keep trying to remind myself that everything is a phase. Someday the kids will be more independent. 🙂

  2. I needed to read your article here today, as I was having a bit of a rough day myself after a hard morning after last night fighting Emma with homework a bit. So, thank you for your words here and sharing that even through the tough times our kids do still love us no matter what, as we do them.

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