Motherhood Unplugged

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A photo of my daughter right before she locked herself in the car. Luckily we were home and there was a spare key 😬

I love the way this little girl looks at the world with wonder, or even just the inside of a car 🤷‍♀️ makes me stop and think and tune into my senses and consider the way things work in moments I bypassed before

With that said, I wanna get super real and say that while motherhood is full of magic moments and presence with these tiny wonders we call our children, sometimes after what feels like the millionth minute of playing inside the car or reading the same book or changing a diaper or prepping and serving food, I want to rip my hair out.

Even though I am blessed to be raising my daughter with a partner and a devoted grandmother (love u @keekct), motherhood can be isolating and crazy-making and bring out such a wild range of emotions from one moment to the next.

Shout out to all the other moms, especially the ones who were sick of hanging out with their kids today. Guess what ... it’s normal.

Mamas, take time to interact with YOUR world and your own interests with awe and wonder the same way your kids do. ITS essential. The best advice anyone gave me before I became a mom was to never stop doing the things I love (@shaina_lynne). On the days when you just can’t anymore, it’s probably because it’s time to enlist the support of the village. Call a friend, family member, splurge for a sitter, or ::GASP:: turn on the TV on for a little so you can take time to nurture your independent endeavors. NOW is the time for epic self-care plans, creative projects, or quality time with other ADULTS.

If you are a parent reading this and you need support, send me a DM and let’s chat or you can check out my friend Lizzie’s (@_themamacollective_ ) budding community of moms who are working together to feel like themselves again. Tap into your community!