Every day for the countdown until Christmas I will be having guest bloggers visit my page and share some tips they have learned along the way in their motherhood journey. Be on the look out for our Guest Bloggers Series!
I am a horrible mom!
Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have. It doesn’t pay you in monetary value but you get paid in love. You may be told that your child hates you but then they shower you in hugs and kisses. You may have to yell about getting homework done but then you get a report card with all A’s.
Before I became a mom, I dreamed of being a mom. I didn’t want to be the type of mom my mother was to be. I didn’t want to yell and scream and hitting was not something I ever wanted to do. The day I became a mom, I became my mother in the most amazing way.
I did things a little different as I became a crunchy mom. I didn’t want to give birth in a hospital or have any pain medication. I wanted to breastfeed and baby wear. I even wanted to use cloth diapers. All this crunchy/natural stuff didn’t happen overnight. It took time like a flower who needs water and sun to grow.
You see becoming your mom in parenting isn’t a bad thing. For me having someone who truly understands and doesn’t judge or critique my parenting is amazing. We are so hard on ourselves and are constantly questioning our decisions we don’t need someone else doing it to us. We wonder if we are doing the right thing. How much damage can we honestly cause?
I am now starting to think that even though I call myself crunchy that I am just a fake crunchy or a side of crunchy. I still eat junk food and bleach my hair. I love to be able to know my kids are a little or at least the older ones can entertain themselves enough so I can have alone time. Wine well it’s fruit, right?
If you are a mom who like me doubts yourself daily I want, you to grab a glass of wine sit down and watch a movie with your kids. I’m sure a few minutes into the movie you will feel love, your child will feel loved and then you might yell for them to stop fighting and send them to play. Our children don’t stress the small stuff like us. They just want to know that we care and love them. Toys of course are a bonus but if you love your child they don’t judge you.
Being a parent is amazing, it is hard work and we are kicking ass!
Guest Blog Written By:
My name is Carmen, I am a mom of five and a wife. I write about our family and how we do things a little on the crunchy or natural side.