You Are Amazing - Happy Mothers Day.

Happy Mothers Day!

I've been wanting to post all week but it's been so busy with babies, school runs, and day to day life that I had to put it on the back burner. Then today I sat down to write a Currently post but at the last minute changed my mind to write this one instead. I want to write about the awesome mothers that I know. Mothers who day in and day out work hard and love their children even harder. The Mum's that push push push all day and then lie awake at night going over in their head what they didn't manage to accomplish, what is still on their to-do list. Mum's that rock their screaming baby until the early hours and then get two hours sleep, just to do it all again.

There is so much pressure on Mum's today. We feel pressure to look perfect & have gleaming houses. We feel like our three year olds need to know their alphabet and be able to spell their names for fear of being judged. We rock babies and then feel bad because we're told that we should lie them down awake. We bake cookies for the school fete. We wipe tears. We attend school assemblies, sports days, parents meeting and after school clubs. We make dinners, do the washing, sweep the floor from the last meal before the next one. We wake up in the middle of the night to sooth the toddler who's had a bad dream. We fold laundry and then tip toe into the bedrooms of sleeping children to put it all away. We schedule play dates & birthday parties. We give cuddles and make boo boos all better. We smile when sometimes we feel like crying. We wake up and often wish we could have an extra hour in bed.

When James was 6 months old I phoned my Mum one day and simply said 'thank you.' She had no idea what I was talking about. I told her that I never realised how much hard work parenting was until I had James. I didn't realise all the sacrifices she had made. All the tears she had shed until I was a Mum myself. The fact that she done it all mostly on her own just made me even more in awe of her. 

I'm going to say one thing. If you have never read my blog before or you never read it again, just know this one thing. You are all doing an amazing job. Whether you formula feed or breast feed. Whether you rock your baby to sleep or lie him down wide awake and he soothes himself. Whether you make every meal from scratch or the local take away knows you on a first name basis. Whether you throw perfect Pinterest birthday parties or you are the Queen of last minute-throw-it-together-party-bags.. (raises my own hand!)

When you lie there at night and worry whether you done a good job that day. When you worry whether you could have handled that toddler tantrum differently. (My 3 year old told me I was the worst Mum in the world whilst I was writing this because I wouldn't allow her a chocolate cake) Know that you are the perfect mother for your children. They do not remember the time outs or the time you gave them chicken nuggets rather a meal from scratch. 

To them you are perfect. 

You are their world.

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