Becoming a mom in this day and age is one of the best, yet hardest things to do. We can find many answers to questions we may have with the tap of our fingertips from the advanced technology that has been created for us.
We also have communities made to help support and encourage mothers in so many different aspects. Our technology is even so great today, that finding homemade recipes, kid projects/activities, and even homeschooling information can be done in a quick search online. And as good as technology is, it can still be such a burden.
Not only can it take away from the time we spend with our children, but it can cause our children not to have the childhood we had when technology wasn’t at large. It is also through this wonderful new technology that leads to so many doubts and concerns as to whether we are doing this parenting thing “the right way.”
Is technology too influential?
We are constantly seeing so many parents doing such awesome jobs in all the good they share that it causes us to second-guess ourselves. I have been victim to this more times than I can count! I see all these photos of happy, smiling children and flawless, clean bedrooms.
I see moms who are able to do themselves up so beautifully while I sit there in my sweatpants and spit-up stained t-shirt, no makeup on and my hair a big knotted mess. Each time I see them I always wonder what I’m doing wrong.
Why is my day filled with temper tantrums and overtired babies? Why is my house never clean enough? How can I ever get ready when one baby is wanting to be held and the other has to go potty for the third time in ten minutes? WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!
Seriously… What am I doing wrong??
I can promise you, if you’ve ever felt this way, you are not alone. When I first became a mom I wanted to be THAT mom. You know, the one who makes all the meals from scratch. The mom who has the energy of a two-year-old and can get everything I need to be done finished by the end of the day.
I thought I would at least be the mom who always did fun experiments and activities, but guess what? Life happens. Sometimes we can control it, other times it’s completely out of our hands! Being a mom is hard. It’s a lot of to-do lists and making sure you are keeping your babies happy. I honestly don’t think there’s ever an actual picture-perfect family who hasn’t had problems of their own, no matter how perfect it may look on social media.
Being a mom is never all sunshine and fancy unicorns. Many times people only post the positive photos because who wants to see mom breaking down while her baby screams in the background for the hundredth time today??
As hard as it is to imagine for these picture-perfect families, they still have bad days. Their kids aren’t complete angels 100% of the time. Their home isn’t always perfect. We are all human! No matter how many times we post happy photos, there are still hardships we all have to overcome.
Give yourself a break momma!
We, as mothers, need to give ourselves a break. If your babies are happy and taken care of, then you are doing an awesome job!
It’s time we stop comparing our lives to those of others. We need to enjoy our babies and enjoy the love we have! By comparing yourself to others you are allowing yourself to be consumed by this imaginary world where everything is perfect. Don’t let it get to you! You are a strong momma and are doing your best, so keep your head high and enjoy your babies!