Motherhood is full of ups and downs, and I often feel disoriented by the nagging sensation of not being enough. Today I'm excited to share a recent essay of mine on the Kindred Mom blog about inadequacy and how to handle it.
"This morning I had every intention of being a perfect mom. My in-laws were coming to take my daughter for the day, so I wanted to make the most of our moments together. I woke up full of gratitude for the little life cuddled up next to me. I drank in the sweet scent of her as I held her soft hand and squeezed her tight, thanking the good Lord for blessing me with the beauty of her presence.
Then she got her sweet little three-year-old self out of bed, and things took a turn for the worse.
The next hour and thirty-six minutes became an endless stream of semi-coherent demands and mini-tantrums at every turn. I tried to get some food in my system to curb my irritation. I drank some water. I spoke in a calm voice. I took deep breaths, and I repeated myself kindly until the cows came home."
To enjoy the rest of this essay, please visit https://www.kindredmom.com/2017/05/05/metamorphosis/