Sunday, May 8, 2016

Hot Mess Mama

I'm just keeping it real.

There are more days than not that I AM a hot mess mama!
And I don't have a problem admitting it.
But I feel this comes hard for others.

And really, why?!?

We are ALL in this together, my friends.
Being a mom is one of the most rewarding yet challenging "jobs" you will ever have.

With our girls at 12 and almost 8, there are many times I think, "Oh, it was so much easier when they were just babies..."  but then I remember them being babies and thinking, "Oh, it'll get easier as they get bigger."

I don't think it ever gets easy.
But oh, so worth it.

We get the best and worst moments.

There will come a time when the LAST thing they want is a hug or kiss...but I think the need to still know you'll you be there no matter what.
So enjoy it while your hugs and kisses, along with a band-aid, can most always fix anything!

This time of year there are always posts about all the "jobs" a mom does but I think one of the most important things we need to remember is this:
You are not alone on the journey!
We are all in this together.
We're not always going to have all the answers or know how to do it "right" but I can guarantee there is someone in your circle that has "been there and done that" and will help push you thru!

There was a time, not too long ago, where our oldest daughter was simply struggling.
I was at a loss.
I didn't know how to help her.
Much less where to even start.
But, I did know I had family and friends I could share with and be real with and say, "She's struggling.  I'm struggling. Pray for her.  Please pray for me."
And we got through it.

I want you to remember this, God has equipped you with everything you need to be the BEST mother for your children!

No one will love them like you do!
No one!

It's ok to be a hot mama mess.
It's ok to be real.
When you see another mother struggling, give her a shout out and remind her tomorrow is a new day!
Encourage a mama when you see her kids excelling or being kind or using manners.  That always makes me feel like I am doing something right!

Make memories.
Take pictures.
Get IN the pictures with them!
Read books.
Make meals together.
Find something you both like doing and do it together.
Sing loud in the car!
Remind them the special things you love about them.

You are the only Mom your children will have...make the most of every moment you have with them...

Even on days when you feel like a hot mess Mama!

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