I will always want to be with you. I will still find ways to sneak away with you on on quiet afternoons, relishing whatever moments we can steal together.
Let me start with a question that seems simple but is so complicated to a mom: Why do YOU feel so guilty about resting?
Here I am with three children who are well past the baby phase, and yet I have not gotten a single night of good night of rest in the last six years. (Insert loud sobs.)
The awareness towards postpartum depression and anxiety in the past years are huge steps in the right direction, but if you are a first-time mother, healing and mental health might not be in the forefront of your baby preparations. Here are just a few tid-bits of advice from a mama who has been there.
This is a momtage we are so proud to present. The Tarrant County area is filled with mothers who are shaping the character of North Texas by loving their families well and nurturing others outside of their four walls. They know we are all in this together.
Every mama I know works tirelessly to take care of a number of things, both in and out of the house. Her standards are high when it comes to the care of her family, and she often meets or exceeds them. But most whom I know forget or neglect to take care of themselves, often leaving their tanks on "E."
I've challenged myself to keep an active inventory of my thoughts and to stop any thought that desires what someone else has. In place of that thought, I'm working on telling myself: I am happy for so-and-so. Our lives are not the same, and I don't know all the details of so-and-so's life. I am so grateful for what I have. God, please give me the things that are the best for my life.