“Sometimes I luck out and have a good hair day AND put together a well-thought-out outfit.
Other times (ahem most times) I roll up to school drop off with my hair in a top knot and my shirt on inside out.
Sometimes I make beautiful, healthy homemade meals for my family.
Other times we have microwaveable chicken nuggets and not nearly enough veggies.
Sometimes I spend hours playing with my kids.
Other times I am distracted by my phone.
Sometimes you would see my house and think, ‘Wow! How does she keep it so clean?!’
Other times you would see my house and think, ‘Wow! I’m pretty sure a small bomb has imploded in here.’
Sometimes I impress myself with my level of patience and say all the right things.
Other times I spit out words of anger that warrant an apology.
Sometimes you would see me and think:
She has it together, and at that moment, you would be right.
Other times you would see me and think:
She is a hot mess, and you would also be absolutely right,
Because no one has it all together all the time.
Motherhood is hard, complicated, beautiful, and amazing.
Somedays we are going to knock it out of the park.
Other days we will be barely hanging on.
Yet, all of it is true and real.
Stop judging your parenting,
based on a moment.”
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