Every year, as Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on my own life as a mom. I think about my kids, the juggle, the partnership I have with my husband. Heck, I even think about the relationship I have with my own mom.
I wonder how I’m doing. How am I measuring up?
I remember the special moments, the times I blew it, the experiences I enjoyed with my kids, and the instances when I prayed like crazy for an insane period of time to end (potty-training, tantrums, youth sports politics and lack of sleep).
Each year, I earn some new “scars,” but my heart also grows as I see my children evolve and learn.
Sometimes, I’m tempted to compare myself to others, but I’ve learned through the years I can’t. No one else has my life, my kids, my spouse, my career. I am completely unique, thank you very much!
Still, I often look at other moms and pick up tips, tricks or behaviors that I wish to model. I’m always learning, and this motherhood gig is tough stuff.
With that said, I am delighted to be featured today on the hugely popular Scary Mommy. A few weeks ago I had a very innocent moment at our local Costco with a fellow mom, but it made a lasting impression on me. Cheesy, I know, but true. I hope you’ll check out, and I’m so honored to get some additional eyeballs on my words this week, so thanks Jill!
Wishing all you moms a Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!