Friday, January 16, 2015

That Mom

This post is for all my mama friends out there! I am taking a break from the holidays to share some thoughts that have been heavy on my heart. Lately, I have heard so many of my friends say, "I am becoming that mom" or "I never thought I would be that mom" They say this as if they are ashamed or embarrassed......My question is- what is so wrong with being THAT MOM?!?!?

Quite frankly, you are a MOM; not THAT mom! And really, what qualifies as that mom?!?! You look at the world A LOT differently since your little one was born. I am 100% guilty of having child ignorance before Evan Lilly arrived.

I want us to embrace ALL moms! We are all different and like to do different things. I absolutely love to craft so I enjoy making the fun activities on Pinterest. Other moms like to bake or cook (this is NOT me). Some are super fit (I run so I can eat and drink). Others are killing it with their full time job (outside of being a mom!) I always joke that I would hate someone if they were just like me! But, I don't want to be shunned because I do the silly crafts, teacher gifts, over the top parties, etc. These are my interests and what I LIKE to do. I love that we all have our strengths and weaknesses. One is not better than the other. We all love our children and are doing the best we can.

I have gathered that some feel posting pictures of your kids is being "that mom." Well, I LOVE posting pictures of Evan for my family to see on social media. I love that we have Facebook, Instagram, blogging, etc available to us to document our little ones accomplishments and experiences. I feel it is assumed that you should know that everyone puts their BEST self  on social media. I don't think mamas are intentionally posting to make other mamas feel bad. Instead, they are doing it to brag. And what in the world is so wrong with that? Being a mom has been my greatest accomplishment so far and I love to brag about E (as if you didn't know)

However, I will be the first one to say that I need breaks, not every second or stage of being a mom is easy, and I love having other mom friends to vent to. BUT, I will not stop being that mom or can we just say a mom. Don't get discouraged when you see another mama who looks so put together. I promise she has her struggles, and we know this, because we are MOMS!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend and post pictures of your little ones because some people may get annoyed with kid pics but I LOVE them!!! ;-)

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