28 Days of Mom Love

Being a Mom? It’s Not That Bad

Being a mom ain’t too bad.


Honestly. Going into motherhood I was terrified. I would be plagued by so many fears and worries that I had a hard time focusing on anything else. In a handful of months I knew that I would be responsible for the health and well-being of a human being.


That’s a huge commitment. Of all the commitments I’ve made in my life, giving life to a tiny person was the biggest and most daunting. I was worried that I wouldn’t be good enough, or that I would somehow “screw” my kid up. What if I wasn’t an affectionate mother? What if my children grew up to resent me?


What if? What if? What if? The what if’s could become awful and once I started down that slippery slope it was a fast drop down. If it wasn’t for my amazing husband I probably would’ve been consumed by these fears and thoughts the entire pregnancy.


But I wasn’t, and I have him to thank for it. In the midst of all the fears I had, I realized that I was really excited about having a baby. This was the opportunity for a new start, to do things that I wish my parents did with me. I realized that in a handful of months I would be able to hold someone and love someone unconditionally without feeling judged. I would be raising a baby who’s future is wide-open for him or her to do with as they please.


While it hasn’t always been sunshine and rainbows, or at the very least smiles and laughter, every moment as a mom has been a unique experience that I cherish daily. From the first moment I held our son I felt an instant burst of emotions. There was a sudden rush of love and excitement and just joy. This joy remains present every single day.


It’s there when I first wake up and see his smiling face. I feel it again when I watch my husband playing with our son. I’m reminded of it when I use thoughts of his smile to brighten my day at work. It embraces me when I walk through the door and hear his laughter or his cries.


When I look at pictures with our son in it I feel as though my heart just swells with love from the happiness and life shining in our son’s eyes. Being a mom can become confusing, tiring, challenging, but overall amazing.


Everything is new and different, and while there are many tutorials, books, blogs and guidelines to follow, being a mom is whatever you make of it. As cliche as this might sound, the journey of motherhood is an individual road. There’s no one way to do everything, and as a mom I’ve realized that I need to do what’s best for my baby and family.


I have loved every moment of the last 6 months. While I’m not a perfect mom and there’s still a lot for me to learn and discovery, I’m excited for it. Being a mom is amazing, and it’s one of the best things to happen to me.


About the Author

I’m a blogger of parenthood and an advocate for mental health. My motto is to Live, Laugh and Learn! In addition to being a momma with a 6 month old son, and new to the blogger community, I’m an aspiring author and hope to publish my book in 2018! Follow us on Instagram @smithhouseholdblog for updates of our little family. 

Every day in February, we are celebrating the 28 Days of Mom Love with bloggers across the globe. Make sure to come back and check out our posts every day this month! Click here if you missed one! 

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Jennifer is the owner of TWL Working Moms. She is a full time teacher, a mom & step mom, and NBCT Facilitator. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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