How to be a Successful Mom

Guys, motherhood is TOUGH! 😳 I’m only 18 months into this whole thing and there have already been so many times I wanted to throw my hands up because I have no idea what I’m doing. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Some days are just long and exhausting and there’s no other way to say it. 😭 Lydia hasn’t been napping well for a couple months now and yesterday her one nap was 45 minutes and then Rob had to work late so I was flying solo with a very tired and exceedingly grumpy toddler on my hands. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Call it pregnancy hormones or just an overly exhausted mama, but this morning I was really struggling with feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and just TIRED. 😩 When she finally went down for a nap, I knew I needed to recharge *somehow* so I turned on the “God-Centered Mom” podcast and literally typed “encouraging quotes about motherhood” into my Google search bar. πŸ’πŸΌ

I started doodling this quote as I listened to a really great podcast episode and it was seriously such a refreshment to my soul, as cheesy as that sounds. I showed Rob the doodle and said, “it just bugs me that I didn’t space the top word properly and now it’s crooked!!”😝 and he said, “I actually love it and think it’s good for you to practice being ok with it not being perfect!” 😱 …he knows more than anyone else in my life how much I struggle with holding myself to a standard of perfection in soooo many areas!! I needed that reminder today: messy imperfection is still beautiful, and definitely worth embracing. πŸ¦‹ This motherhood life has stretched me sooo much when it comes to letting go of my desire for control, embracing messiness in *every* area of life, and taking it one day at a time! Whew. It’s so tough for me sometimes, but SO good for my growth. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ P.S. I’m hitting publish on this before I have time to chicken out. Being vulnerable and raw on social media can be scary but sometimes I just gotta be real with you all about not just the ups but the downs too. We’re all in this together, right?? β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸΌ

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