Sunday, April 17, 2016

Living In A World Of Pressure

A former colleague (and mentor of mine), shared this video on Facebook, and I thought it was insanely powerful. The message likely resonates with all women, but I felt it especially poignant since becoming a mother, because I do feel an insane amount of pressure to be not only a good mom, but a fulfilled, successful woman.

Are you in danger of burning out? Take a watch and see if you cried as much as I did!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Mom Trying To Put On Makeup

Whenever I see a mom who is so put together I am in awe. How does she do it? What is her secret? Because when I attempt to take 5 minutes and put on makeup with my son around I spend the majority of the time chasing him, and then rushing through what I am doing just to get it done.

I decided to record what it looks like when I try to put on makeup and this is what I got...

Monday, April 4, 2016

Parenting On the Bad Days

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Most days I don't focus on the fact that I'm a mom. I still feel like myself and go through the motions without much thought about the immense responsibility I now have in my life. But the days that things go totally sideways, the days where everything is shit... those are the days parenting really gets in your face. And it's fucking hard.

In the past I would either drown my sorrows in booze or have a pity party in order to cope with a bad day. Now, neither of those options are available to me because I have a child and need to be sober/engaging for them. Dammit!