Do me a favor. Think back to before you had little ones running around your house. Before you knew what it was like to function on little to no sleep. Back to the days where going to the grocery store was not downright terrifying!
What were your thoughts on parenting way back when? What kind of parent did you think you would be? Or what kind did you want to be? Maybe you had a list of things you would or would never do. I know I had a very specific and detailed agenda for what my parenting journey would consist of.
Now, think about where you are now.
My guess is one is not like the other.
Being a parent is not easy. Being responsible for another human is not something to take lightly.
And there is no way to be completely ready for it. There will always be another issue that pops up or a new stage that will knock you on your butt.
But it is essential to think about how to be the best parent you can be. You need to have some tools that you can pull out of your back pocket.
This by no means makes parenting easy. But it can make the challenging days a little more manageable.
It feels great to know that you are doing things that make you a better mom. And just make you feel more prepared to handle whatever is thrown at you.
Parenthood will challenge you. It will bring you to your knees. But it will also bring you so much joy. And fill you with so much love you could literally burst.
The rough days will be balanced out with the awesome days.
Take a breath and go do your thing. Momming may not be easy peasy. But tell yourself you got this. Even on the days when you definitely do not got this!