Forget what you see in movies: the transition to motherhood can be difficult, messy, and downright overwhelming. From 6:00 AM alarms to juggling throughout the day, a mom’s schedule is a whirlwind, and we just don’t know when to say no, and how to remove this invisible super mom cape.
Parents feel that they are failing in their first year of parenthood and many blame social media for pressuring them to be perfect, a recent survey shows. The truth: there’s no such thing as a perfect mom.
Why do moms strive for this perfection?
Perfectionism has to do with black and white thinking.
Being a mom requires so much giving, it requires so much caretaking, so much kindness, and so much love to bestow on your child. In order to love your child well, you need to feel OK with yourself and your own feelings.
We have weekly affirmations that remind moms that it is:
- OK to have a meltdown
- OK to miss your old life
- OK to want a peaceful bathroom break
- OK to want to work
- OK to sign up for a course
- And more
We recently spoke to Tripti Bhatia from Detales Brand Communications , and we spoke about overwhelm but still finding that moment of beauty in motherhood. This just proves how a mother-child relationship is not defined by how many hours you make, how many mistakes you make, or how many things you give up for your child.
This conversation was initiated by Prega News through their #SheIsImperfectlyPerfect Campaign and is a reminder that it is normal to think about yourself, and not manage it all the time.