I’ve been a mom for almost nine and a half years. Over those years I have changed SO MUCH. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I wasn’t very good at balancing life when my boys were little. I pretty much let being their mom consume me. Part of that was because I loved them more than words could even express, and I truly wanted to spend every second with them that I could. I wanted to be there to see them smile, and to watch them sleep, and to make sure they were eating what they should, and to make sure they were safe and happy. And part of that was because I felt guilty when I wasn’t with them.
Here I am, nine years later, and I still feel guilt when I choose myself over my boys. But, I have come to learn that taking the time to be who I am, makes me a better mom when I’m with them.
I felt like a pretty cool mom, showing my boys that while they were out doing what they love, I was also out doing what I love.
And even though I still felt a little guilty, I knew that I had definitely made the right choice.
To all of you moms out there, don’t forget to take time to be your wonderfully, awesome self.