Confidence. It’s something I’ve always felt I had until I became a mom. It’s amazing how quickly tiny humans can diminish any sense of confidence you had when it comes to motherhood. I often find myself prepping for the worst case scenario because I assume that’s how the day will be. I find myself uneasy about the day ahead of me when I wake up in the morning because I truly don’t know how it will unfold. Mamas with toddlers, you get me. Depending on what side of the bed your toddler wakes up on, the day can be the perfect storm or easy a pie 😉
Photos by Alicia Ann Photographers
There are often times I think to myself, I can’t do this. Usually this happens when my husband is working late and I’m stuck with the challenge of dinner time, bath time, and bed time. The task seems impossible, and I prepare for the worst. Usually it ends up being completely fine and I manage it seamlessly, as though it was never even an issue. And it makes me wonder, when will I finally feel confident in my mothering abilities? Why can’t I give myself enough credit, and why do I always think I’ll fail? Is that just part of motherhood? I suppose it’s me still adjusting to life with two. We need to feel encouraged as moms. We are our biggest critics; I can’t tell you how many times I’m laying in bed at night reflecting on the day and thinking, I could’ve done this better. But I do believe these moments shape us on our motherhood journey, and help us improve day by day.
So if you’re having a day where you aren’t feeling confident in your mothering abilities, just know you really ARE amazing at what you do and you CAN do this. We all can. Motherhood is a difficult, yet rewarding journey. But we are in this together! We need to encourage and uplift each other along the way!
Sending you positive thoughts and all the coffee this Friday morning 😉
(PS, you can see how I last styled this sweater while pregnant here)
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