This is to the mom who always eats last.
This is to mom waiting in doctors office waiting rooms with grumpy, whiny sick babies.
This is to the mom in an online mom group, frantically searching for solidarity and sanity.
This is to the mom trying her hardest to stay awake to feed a baby at 2am.
This is to the mom who shows her strong side when dropping off her little one at daycare so she can go to work to support her family.
This is to the mom picking up the toys for the fifth time today.
This is for the mom looking at her stretch marks and wondering where her old body went.
This is to the mom holding back tears while her toddler has yet another tantrum on the floor in public.
This is to the mom playing Legos and blocks on the floor even though she has twenty other tasks undone.
This is to the mom buying her kids new clothes and going without them herself.
This is to the mom who’s worried she hasn’t lost the baby weight.
This is to the mom who didn’t have the birth she hoped for.
This is for the mom staying up late to make her kids birthday that much more special.
This is for the mom who kisses bruises and bumps and makes everything all better.
This is for the mom who answers the hard questions and gives the best advice she knows.
This is for the mom who helps with homework and then goes to do her own homework because she’s going back to school.
This is for the mom who feels like a failure.
This is for the mom who feels like she has no idea what she’s doing.
This is for the mom who feels alone.
This is for the mom who can’t seem to get it all done everyday.
You are enough.
You do enough.
You’re doing a great job and you don’t hear that enough.
Parenting is hard sometimes and not all of us have the support we so desperately need. But know that somewhere in this big wide world there are thousands of other people going through the exact same struggles you are.
You’re not alone.
You’re seen and you are heard.
Thanks for loving, caring and protecting those precious babies of yours. You’re preparing this generation to succeed and it’s a lot of work, but you’re doing it.
The world needs more love and hope in it and I’m here to tell you that you are loved.
Thank you for being you.