Being a Mom is Hard

I couldn’t have read this blog at a better time…

http://moneysavingmom.com/2015/02/dear-exhausted-mom-littles-wish-go-back-tell-23-year-old-self.html

Let’s be transparent.

Recently, being a stay-at-home mom has been really hard for me. Mackenzie is going through a stage where every time I say “No” to her, she cries. Every time something “isn’t working”, she cries. If her blankets fall off her bed, she cries and screams for me from her room. It’s really exhausting. It’s also really hard when everyone feels under the weather. Our whole family is allergic to cedar and mold. Needless to say, the allergy count has been super high recently and we are all not normal.

It’s also hard recently coming to a realization that I won’t have the same body that I had when I did competitive cheerleading in college. We were weightlifting twice a week and practicing four-five times a week. I probably won’t ever be doing that again. I also have had two kids. That’s another ball game.

I need a new perspective. I need to remember that this isn’t going to last forever. Not in the context of “I’m so excited that this stage is almost over”, but I need to embrace where we are at. I need to be content and joyful in the stage I’m in. Jayden won’t be cuddly for long and it won’t be long until Mackenzie won’t want to “hold you” anymore. I need to play Monster and Chase as much as I can because soon enough the kids will be too cool for that. Being able to stay at home with the kids is a privilege and not many moms have that opportunity. I’m so thankful that I can spend this time with Mackenzie and Jayden.

J-Z

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