Take a minute to breathe and relax. We live in an era of selfies and groupies and pinterest-worthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We know the struggle there to keep up with the Jones and the pinterest all-stars. We all know we can’t really do it all. But, whether you’re a work at home, stay at home, corporate exec, or just a mom who doesn’t prefer the added titles, I know you’re with me when sometimes you want to just say:
I can’t ever measure up to all of it.
I may not make a cake that’s pinterest-worthy. I may pick up the rest of the halloween costume from Goodwill and my singing ability will never make me a viral mom singing to Let it Go or whatever the next Disney hit will be.
But, what we can do is let or children see that we’re human.
Let our kids see us being okay without makeup.
Post a photo of you that isn’t flattering.
When our daughters see us without make up, they’ll know that they don’t have to look perfect to be their best selves.
When our sons see us without make up, they’ll know that beauty lies within each of us and not in a palette from Sephora.
Let your kids see your unfiltered life.
Go to the grocery store AND then to the doctor’s office in your stretchy pants and no makeup. And, then don’t complain. Don’t make excuses. Because really, do you need to make excuses for your life?
You don’t have excuses: You have reasons. And you don’t have to explain it to anyone.
We all hold our inner guilts. We all have times when we say FUCK IT. We all have time when we don’t care if it is 5 o’clock somewhere or that it isn’t wine Wednesday. We all have those days. We all have a life.
Once we all can accept that we all have our own faults, maybe then we’ll be less likely to judge others. We can all be a bit less stressed and we’ll all feel a bit better about ourselves: Giving us the ability to build each other up, rather than tearing each other down.
We may not understand each other, but we can respect each other. We may not be on the same journey, we may not even cross paths, but we are all on A journey. Let us at least respect that.
So moms out there. Take a moment. Look in the mirror. Say, I am enough for my family and believe it.