‘It’s okay if it’s 9 a.m. and you’re at your breaking point.’: Mom gets real about daily parenting, shares words of encouragement for other moms

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“It’s okay if it’s 9 a.m. and you’re at your breaking point.

It’s okay if you started your kids’ day with TV.

It’s okay if you made them frozen chicken nuggets instead of a homemade meal.

It’s okay if you hid in your kitchen for 30 minutes while they ripped the living room to shreds.

It’s okay if you’re counting the hours until nap or bedtime.

It’s okay if you aren’t enjoying every moment of parenthood.

It’s okay to feel like you need a vacation from your family.

It’s okay to want something for yourself outside of motherhood.

It’s okay to love your kids with all your heart, but still feel like if one of them asks you for another thing, you’re gonna lose your mind.

It’s all okay.

Mommin’ ain’t easy. This isn’t for the weak.

The fact you got up today and began leading the 3-ring circus again shows that you are made for this.

Is it gonna look like the cover of Parents Magazine? Absolutely not. Is that okay? Abso-freaking-lutely! In fact, that’s normal.

You aren’t alone when you’re cowering in the corner of your kitchen to eat in peace, or hiding in the bathroom just to hear yourself think. Rest assured there are millions of other mamas doing the exact same thing as you are in that moment.

The fact you still show up everyday, you love your kids so much, and worry about how you’re doing as a mom means you’re one of the best.

So mamas, it’s okay to have these days, we all do. Know you aren’t alone, allow yourself the moments you need, take a breath and take it one crazy moment at a time.

We got this!”

Girl mom takes a selfie on the couch while one daughter sits in her lap and the other sits on the coffee table
Courtesy of Rachael Krupski

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