In celebration of Mother's Day this weekend, I invite you to indulge in a little momlove, a series of guest blog posts by the best of the best. I've invited some of my very favorite blogger moms to share a little bit of their wisdom and experience here.
Meet my friend Vee.
I think the best thing that I realized early on almost thirteen years ago is to accept and be confident in yourself as a mother. Motherhood is a lot more enjoyable (for me) and carefree by enjoying the process (even the mistakes) and becoming stronger with who you are daily. It will be the hardest yet most rewarding job you will ever have but it is not a fairy tale ... it's better! Do not let your perceived inabilities to be like mommy x inhibit your personal abilities of being a great mom to your child(ren). Create your own path of life with them where you lay the foundation to your life together, memories and make them your reality. In reality you are not perfect and trying to be perfect leads to self doubt. I feel this is one area in life where you can be confident without feeling guilty about it because being a mother is prideful. Children notice even the smallest detail of your character when you think they aren't aware.
Creating a home life that is truthful and a haven for them to be themselves is one thing I strive for my children. I want them to be able to be confident in themselves and be able to make new exciting memories as well as continue my family traditions. Sometimes your reality is that you learn that your childhood was actually not that bad and you want to take those memories and you want to continue the cycle. I love that about motherhood, the circle of love, life and memories.
In reality you are never truly prepared at how fast time moves or at how fast they grow. Everyday is a marvel and everyday will not be easy or perfect.
Learn to let go and accept help when offered because even mommy needs a break sometimes. It is good for you which means it is definitely good for them, which equals harmony.
Vee and I go way back. How far, I'm not exactly sure. We're both Dares girls, crafty comrades and mommas. We've taken some fantastic trips together, from L.A. to N.Y.C. and I consider her a dear friend. She's sweet and authentic and I love her style. Even more, I love her approach to motherhood and her words here are so completely right-on. Read more about Vee on her blog, Creative Blessing.