It’s amazing how fast time goes. I feel like I just posted about my last post on Jaimi’s blog The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide. For this installment of Mom Motivation Mondays I discuss losing one’s self in motherhood. It’s something I have struggled with since becoming a mother, especially as a new mom. A lot of new moms may feel like this, but I feel sometimes there is the perception that to have a child equals endless happiness. I often times felt stigmatized because I struggled with motherhood more than other mothers I saw. I want all moms to know that there are a multitude of things that happen during the course of motherhood you necessarily didn’t imagine encountering. This a sneak peek at my post that is up on Jaimi’s blog.
I was losing myself in motherhood.
A collection of ups and downs, highs and lows, joy and sadness, frustration and love – there is just so much that comes with motherhood that is unexpected and not easily describable.
Think for a moment about how many parenting books are currently on the market. I know there’s a lot because I used to buy them trying desperately to better understand myself as a mother and why my daughter was wailing day in and day out. (A sleep deprived mother will go to great lengths to find a solution to get their kid to A) stop crying and B) go to sleep for more than a few hours!)
Of all the things I’ve experienced as a mother I think what has been most unexpected and surprising about motherhood is how easy it has been to lose myself in it.
Click here to read the rest of my post over at The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.