A mom who stays home to care for her littles is not considered “successful” in today’s society. She does not have power point presentations to prepare for or plaques hanging on the wall with all her degrees.
Her clothes are not washed, pressed, and delivered by the local dry cleaners. Instead, they have baby barf, blueberry stains, and pen ink on them.
A schedule of exercising for an hour before leaving for work at 8 am isn’t compatible with her life. Instead, she is cooking a dozen eggs for little hungry tummies, getting a husband’s lunch packed and off to work, all while starting the laundry and trying to get her hair combed.
Ladies, we may not get credit and all the praise due us for the stinky diapers we change, the thousands of dishes we wash, the multiple lunches we pack, the many training sessions we carry out daily, or the clothes that appear so neatly folded in the drawers. Yet we quietly do all this and more for one reason.
We love it.
The hugs and slobbery kisses, the “I love you’s” that come our way, and the heart-to-heart talks we have with our families. This is only part of our reward. I’m sure you can think of more!
So the next time you feel discouraged and “unsuccessful”, do this little exercise. Write down every single thing you do during the day. You will be surprised at how much you accomplished! It is a boost to your self-esteem and a reminder that you are important, needed, and loved.
As a giveaway, I’m going to send a free homemade lip balm to one of you who can answer this correctly. You need to name off the things I did today, according to the photo collage above. Each picture stands for something I did, along with the help of my littles.
The first person to guess all the pictures correctly will win one Mint Lip Cooler by Nature’s Treasures. Nature’s Treasures happens to be my mother-in-law and I don’t consider myself biased when I say this is the best lip balm I’ve ever used!
Leave your answers below in the comments. Thank you!