A Mother’s Day in Photographs
All parents have to balance parental chaos as well as adulting their way through life. It’s hard, it tests you, and ultimately you come out a stronger person. This Mother’s Day I wanted to talk a little about the Stay at Home Mother. I asked a few of my friends to come out for a photoshoot with me to create a photo story journey. If you can relate to this story/journey please join our #showmeyourreal challenge on Instagram, comment on this blog post, and share! Thank you!
*The Stay at Home Mother is not always a “hot mess mom” but for me lately, that is what it is. I haven’t had the strength to stay on top of everything in my home or even my own health. Sometimes I feel so completely drained it is like I am living in black and white. Barely able see through the parental chaos, especially when we stay home all day.
A Mother’s Day in Photographs
What makes up a day in the life of a Stay at Home Parent?
Balancing the kids need for entertainment with the need for adult human interaction.
The ever growing housework that seems like it will never end.
Then there is the potty training and the diapers.
Not to mention the thousands of other things a mom feels is her responsibility. The budgets, groceries, meals. The Stay at Home Parent job never stops.
But what if it did?
Just for a moment?
What if you put down your phone, set aside your worries, and went outside?
Once outside, you begin to remember why you wanted to be a parent. The joy you receive watching them come alive. Would you start to come alive too?
Could you imagine chasing your children through a magical forest where in the sunlight you find yourself again? It sounds like a dream world. A fantasy place that is too good to be true. “No parents are truly carefree. I can’t relax around other parents because my child is wild.” These are the lies that keep us from finding the sun.
Other parents don’t care if your kids run naked through the yard. In reality, they know that their kid will follow suit. Other parents are just like you, trying to make it through another day. Without each other, we wouldn’t be able to make it through the parental chaos. These friendships are the ones that help you see what truly matters in motherhood. These are the friendships that put more emphasis on spending time with your kids, growing their imaginations, and making their new moments matter. Those moments are fleeting and I promise you that you will regret missing them by putting your worries first.
So this Mother’s Day, make a promise to yourself that you will stop stressing about life. Give yourself the present of presence with your children and find friendships that are meaningful. Stop letting things and people weigh you down. You are an exceptional mom, don’t let anyone or anything make you feel otherwise.
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone reading this! Be sure to share this with other exceptional moms like yourself. Also make sure you and your friends enter the MommyCon Memphis Recap giveaway that is open until May 16, 2017!