The Chaos of Motherhood
No one ever said motherhood was easy, however, I never remember anyone telling me it was going to be this hard. We all have our individual struggles, but I thin we can agree there is a lot of overlap. We’re all figuring it out as we go, and trying to embrace the chaos that is motherhood.
I started this monthly blog series as a way to connect moms. We can help each other face and conquer the everyday struggles of motherhood.
Little things to help your day-to-day
- Feeling stuck – we’ve all been here. That feeling of being stuck on the proverbial hamster wheel. Whether you work in or outside the home, you can feel like you’re missing something. In this instance I have found journaling to be cathartic and useful. Getting your thoughts out of your head and onto paper can really open your eyes and make you realize what you want. Start by making a list of our goals (however big or small) and go from there.
- Accept help – my mom always told me if someone offers you something, and you need it, take it! I’ll be the first one to admit I’m stubborn and my knee-jerk reaction is to say “No, thank you.” Well, that got me nowhere fast. If someone offers to babysit, or take you out to lunch – say YES!
- Carve out time for yourself- this one is easier said than done for most moms, but I’m talking baby steps. Time to yourself may mean locking the bathroom door, ignoring anyone trying to get your attention, and taking a peaceful 15 minute shower. It can also mean a solo trip to the MLMH store. We all need time to decompress, and no matter how little time you have to work with – it’s important that you have a few moments to yourself
How you can help other mamas
- Offer support – we have an amazing group of moms in our MLMH Community. Often times a mom will reach out for advice or just vent and the group is right there for support. You never know how much of an impact a few kind words of can have on a mama struggling.
- Send you BFF a gift – is there anything better than a surprise arriving in the mail? Send a funny card, or a sample of their favorite Surviving Motherhood coffee with a “thinking of you ” notecard to let them know you got their back.
- Make plans – if you see one your favorite mamas nearing a burnout, plan a fun day. I know getting away sans kids isn’t possible for everyone, so this can include planning a day that is kid and mom approved.
It all about community
We don’t want to toot our own horn, but yes we do *toot toot* – we truly have the best community of moms! If you’re a new mom or even a veteran mom who has been too wrapped up in the chaos of motherhood to make new friends, the first place we’d love for you to come is to our community here.
This group of women is so incredible, and differences aside we can all relate to one thing: embracing the chaos of motherhood.
We want to hear from YOU. Let us know what you’re struggling with or what resources you need. We want this blog series to be able to reach as many mamas as possible!
As always, if you have any questions you’re welcome to shoot us an email at email@example.com.