Being a mom is wonderful.
And exhausting. And hard. And testing. And wonderful.
A lot of the power of motherhood, of raising kind and stable children, comes from repeatedly doing the mundane things with love. It’s a lot of diaper changes, bedtime routines, and laundry. It’s never ending explanations, goodnight kisses, and stray cheerios.
And sometimes I get caught up in wishing for the next stage (like those teenage years – because at this point it is still beyond me how you could complain about your child SLEEPING TOO MUCH?? #clearlystillanewmom). And while I love watching these babies grow with each new stage, I miss too much of the quiet beauty of motherhood if I’m always focused on tomorrow, next week, or next month.
So, in honor of Mother’s Day, I’ve partnered with HALO Sleep to share some quiet moments to cherish as a young mom – the times I am sometimes tempted to rush through, or overlook for the sake of getting onto the next thing – but the moments that if I take the time to appreciate, sum up the quiet and messy beauty of young motherhood (in this house at least).Continue Reading