Hello to anyone that has decided to follow my blog! Let me start off by saying, I am by no means an expert on being a Mom, I actually have been realizing I don’t really know a whole lot about it… I am a new Mom of a 9 month old boy and what I do know is that entering the world of Motherhood is not only amazing it is scary, frustrating, nerve-racking, testing, entertaining, hilarious (at times), but as hard as it can be it is very rewarding. Cliché I know, but it is the truth.
I have a lot more respect for stay at home Moms now that I am one. Before having my son, “stay at home Mom” sounded like a luxury to me. (Yes shame on me) Now in some ways it is a luxury, not all families can afford to have a parent stay at home. In this case I am very fortunate that I am able to stay home, but in no way does that mean I sit around all day doing nothing! Now that my son is starting to get a little more independent I now have a bit more time to do things, which is why I am starting this blog. I rarely do anything for myself now, why is that? When women become Mothers, we always put ourselves on the back burner. Heaven forbid I deicide to go shopping and buy something for myself, that would be lovely if I could get past that guilty feeling when I have that item in my hand ( which leads me to put it down and walk away). All those thoughts that are flooding my head of well the baby needs this and my husband wants that and renovations aren’t finished, etc. Yes with that said, this is all in MY head, but that guilt just over rides me… If only I could get over that. So I ask, why do we do this to ourselves ladies?!? I can’t be the only one that does this, can I ?
This brings me to my next question, how do you find the balance between being “Mom” and being “Me” the person you were before you were a Mom? This is still a mystery to me, so I’ve decided to blog my journey to solving this mystery! Like I said in the beginning, I am by no means an expert nor am I a professional writer, I’m just going to be sharing my opinion, struggles and triumphs. I can’t be the only one struggling with this. And if I am well, I guess I’m just writing to myself!!