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Jessica Gottlieb just posted a video she’s in, and I love it. I think the best thing about mom bloggers is that we air our dirty laundry and let other moms know that they’re not alone. I spent the first two or three years of being a mom feeling really intimidated and inferior, because all of the moms around me just seemed to have everything so together. I’m over it now – I’ve seen enough of what happens behind closed doors – but it really would have helped me in the beginning to know that other moms were going through what I was. I didn’t love my son every minute of the damn day, I was mean when I was tired, and I really missed my alone time. And all of that would have been easier to deal with if I had known that it was normal.
One of my friends told me once that my posts are very confessional, and I took that as a huge compliment (I think she meant it that way, too). I like sharing. I like talking about what goes wrong and what goes right. Hopefully knowing what’s going on with me helps other moms, even if it’s just to make them feel better that their life isn’t as much a mess as mine is. :-)
So, go watch the video. And here’s a true confession of my own: When the kids and I come home starving, I hide in the kitchen for a minute or two and shove some food down my own throat before I get them some. It doesn’t matter how hungry they say they are, I’ll have to wait a lot longer than a minute or two if I start getting stuff for them, so I know the best thing to do is to make sure I’m not going to be fainting from hunger and cranky and snappy, and then I can help them better and be a better mom.
Originally posted on Selfish Mom
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