Dear Moms: You are Enough
As modern day women we work hard to be great moms all while juggling multiple roles as a wife, friend, co-worker, etc. A lot is expected of us, but usually we are our own worst critics. I am constantly beating myself up for feeling like I’m not doing enough.
I know I post pretty pictures to Instagram and show off all my fashion pics on this blog, but those are just snapshots of my life. It’s not the whole story. That’s why I try to post personal blog posts on here too about my “not so pretty” experiences of motherhood. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mommy. But this new role has certainly tested me at my very core.
Some days I feel like I’ve focused too much on work and not enough on Molly. Other days I feel like I haven’t spent enough time on work. Sometimes I feel like my relationship is getting the shaft and some days I break down in tears because I feel like I can’t give my little poochie Owen the attention he’s used to and deserves. Man, being a parent is hard! And figuring out how to juggle all of my responsibilities as a mom, partner, business woman, and friend is near impossible. I never feel good enough. I often feel like I’m stretched so thin.
There are definitely times that I feel alone in all of this. Last week, I had one of those really rough days and needed a pick-me-up. Then I saw this video by Chicco NaturalFit and it brought me to tears! The story in this video reflects the universal truth that many moms & dads feel overwhelmed and underachieving, even when they are achieving so much.
Not only do I love the #NeverStopGrowing video but I am also proud to say that Molly loves their bottles! I knew my little girl was a smart little lady. I’m so glad she uses Chicco’s bottles so we can support a company that empowers moms in this way.
I hope you all take the time to watch the video! You can see it by watching the video below or by clicking HERE.
Thank you Chicco for sponsoring this post! Chicco provided me with its new NaturalFit bottle (we already had and used their bottles, but they sent us new ones!) and link to their touching video, but all the beliefs expressed above are my own because we use and love the products and the company’s mission to empower moms!