Letting Go of “Mom Fails”

It’s a long journey, Motherhood. Whether you are just beginning this life long adventure or have been mommin’ for years; you’re most likely aware of the feeling of mommy guilt.

It may swirl around you in a soft whisper all day or quickly slam into your head late at night, right before you close your eyes for a brief moment’s rest (because let’s face it, moms don’t sleep much.)

Here’s a list of what is bothering me right now: 

•I didn’t feed the kids enough green stuff all week. Also, I can’t remember the last time they actually ate those gummie vitamins that are suppose to help fill in the nutritional void. 

•The tv is always on. If it’s not on, the iPads are on. A screen is always on. 

•I really should buckle down on at least trying to potty train my 2 year old. I’m trying but why does it also feel like he will be in diapers until he’s 10? I know he won’t but… 

•My house is a wreck. It’s actually… always a wreck. 

Those are a few things that are currently making me feel somewhat guilty. Some might even call them “mom fails.” 

I feel guilt, I feel like I’m failing– roughly 75 percent of the time, it feels like there’s room for me to gain some mommy  improvement. 

What’s interesting though, is when I talk to my mommy friends about my feelings they all say, “ME TOO!”

And that’s when it hits us. 

None of us are failing

Sure, we may occasionally let the dishes go a little longer than we’d like. The laundry basket? Somewhat overflowing. 

But we keep going, Mommas. We keep mommin’.. and nothing about that is failure. 

So instead of Mom Fails, let’s talk about Mom Wins

• I keep going every day even when I feel tired. 

• I try my hardest to be the best mom I can be and to give my kids the best childhood I can. 

•My kids seem pretty happy. 

•When my 2 year old runs to me and jumps into my arms, it’s the best feeling in the world and I feel like my heart might explode from happiness. Knowing I’ve been nurturing  him and his brothers all of these years, is a feeling that can’t be described in words. 
Let’s try to focus on the positives and let go of whatever might be eating at us. Remember, none of us are perfect. Our kids don’t need perfect. They just need us. 

Keep Mommin’ ❤️