To the mom hiding in her bathroom, needing just one more minute of peace as her kids scream outside the bathroom door…
To the mom who feels like a walking zombie at 3am in the morning, wanting nothing more than to lie down and rest…
To the mom hiding in the kitchen, stuffing food in her face because she doesn’t want her kids to know what she’s eating…
To the mom who is feeling guilty and sorry after she yelled at her kid…
To the mom who rushed through a long workday only to have her kid tell her she is the worst mom in the world because she was late…again…
To the mom who had to explain to her kid why he is the last to be picked up from school again…
To the mom whose patience is being tested to the limit as her kids fight over the smallest things…again…
You love your kids to the moon and back, but sometimes they can really drive you up the wall. On some days, you feel like walking out the door and just keep walking. And you feel guilty for that. You feel like you’re a horrible mom.
Well, chin up. Exhausted is what you are.
You are doing your best and that’s enough.
If feeling all these things make you feel like a bad mom then we all are.
Motherhood is exhausting and time consuming especially when your kids need you for everything. It’s hard for most of us moms in different ways. People don’t always talk about it but it’s hard and it’s not just you.
To those little eyes that look up to you… they think you are enough. All they see is you.
To those little hands that reach for yours… they think you are superwoman. All they need is you.
To those little hearts that yearn for you – you are their entire world. All they want is to love and be loved by you.
So you, you are more than enough.
Motherhood is the epitome of extremes.
You feel intense joy and intense frustration. You feel love that overwhelms you and exhaustion that threatens to break you.
You are not alone.
You, the tired working mom who works hard for her family.
You, the mom with no sleep.
You, the mom who has 3 kids under 5 yrs old.
You, the mom who just gave birth and is in the monotony of the infant stage.
Here’s to you and all the amazing moms we know in our lives, you are more than enough.
Motherhood is not always about being selfless
You can only be a better mom when you take care of your own needs. When mothering is so emotionally and physically demanding, a happy, well-rested mom is a good mom. So go on, take the break you need and come back new. :)
It is trying at times that you question yourself and feel like giving up but we just do what we need to do and we’ll just get through it. Jist hang in there and it’ll get better. Before you know it, you’ll miss the kids needing you. I know I will.
Do you have your own experience to share too? Please reach out to me in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
My Motherhood Experience
I became a mom at 29 and my husband and I both live in Singapore. Juggling work and family is a daily challenge. We rely heavily on each other and on our helper. Here’s sharing my motherhood experiences where you’ll find a list of posts on my hopes & fears as a mom. I hope reading it will uplift you and give you a sense of camaraderie.