Scrolling through the internet last night and I couldn’t help but notice the overall theme of parenting, especially motherhood, it was a leggings and messy bun nightmare, where going to Target alone was considered the highlight of our week.
This does not have to be the case.
Parenting can still rock, you can still have fun, dance on tables, stay up past 10pm and , ya know, be yourself.
I’ll admit when my older girls were little, I bought into the whole “martyr” mommy thing too, thinking that being a mom meant I had to put myself second and that there was no more room for “me.” Then I moved to Miami.
Let me say Miami moms have worked out this amazing combination of enjoying life with kids, within weeks I saw how easy it was to find the balance, how you can be a great mom (even better I think, because what kind of role model was I really setting,) and be able to still go to the beach or dancing with your friends.
I looked around and saw happy parents, and I thought “yes please.”
10 years later and I’m still enjoying it, I love seeing my friends, planning time away from the kids, traveling as a family, I stopped asking for a break and learned how to take one. No matter how much I love them, I’m not going to be miserable for them.
So for all you new parents, or parents to be, don’t let the stereotype of motherhood scare you, yes it’s hard at times, sure you’ll be tired, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel and it can be amazing!!!