Moms, we have to stop comparing ourselves to other moms, to other women. We are all guilty of this, including myself. I do this all the time. I see other moms, how they are with their kids, how they are with others, how they look, how their kids act and I am not the same mom, I don’t look the same, I don’t act the same, my son is not the same. It makes me feel like a horrible mother and like I’m not enough.
The truth is that we are all dealing with our own struggles. We are all dealing with some sort of issue with our kids, our lives, our weight, our hair, etc. etc. etc. None of us has it all together, even if we put on that face when we go out in the world. Our kids are not always behaved, our houses are not always clean, and as much as we want to do that awesome birthday party we pinned on Pinterest, we most of the time fall short….or in my case, fail completely.
Ladies, we need to talk to each other more, be more open with each other. It’s not only healthy and good, but it’s necessary I think. We need to be honest about the things we struggle with, even when we feel it could be the worst possible thing to say. Because I guarantee you that someone out there is struggling with the exact same thing. We are not alone in our struggles!
What do you think? Do you often feel like you’re alone in your struggles? Do you wish women would have more open, honest conversations?