Just a quick post to wish all you amazing mama’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day!
I know about all those many seemingly small things you do on the daily. How you try to prepare for all possible scenarios every time you leave the house with kids in tow. Or when your kids are with another care giver. How you put your little one’s needs ahead of your own in a thousand subtle ways. You may not even notice you’re doing it anymore. Or maybe you find yourself pretty tired and unappreciated at times. I see you. You can be a wonderful mama and still need more acknowledgement or more in general. The time you spend striving to meet your personal goals is valuable and necessary. For everyone. It’s what makes you uniquely you. Such lucky little nuggets they are to have a mama who practises self-care!
I hope yesterday you felt seen. For all you do and all you are. Motherhood and beyond.
I hope you had a day that filled you up. Whether it was time with your fam or time alone, time with just your partner or with some good friends.
Whatever you heart needed most yesterday, I hope you got it.
Parenthood is predictably unpredictable so maybe the day didn’t pan out as you’d hoped. If that’s the case, I challenge you to ask for a redo.
Ask for that time for yourself or an extra hour of sleep next Sunday or to skip out for a yoga class. Ask for breakfast in bed or for a little surprise. Ask your partner to help the kids make a card for you or for a day with your family where you don’t have to be the first responder (if you typically are). If your partner is not available or you don’t have one, ask family or friends to enjoy some bonding time with your awesome kiddies.
Whatever it is, ask for a little more, a little more often.
You absolutely are worth it and, man, do you deserve it.