It’s one of those things… if only we could go back in time and tell our younger selves. Motherhood. It comes with it’s own types of ups and downs, and seemingly it’s own rules as well. Something I’m learning, after four kids, though is to trust myself. There are certain things that aren’t necessarily taught or learned; these traits and skills are ones that you grow into. Like a mother’s judgement, love and intuition. If I could remind myself of one thing it’s this; a mother knows. We know when the cries are different than usual. We know when the tears actually run deep. We know when a hug is needed over a voice. We know when to say yes and when to say no. We know when a kiss is needed and when it’s time for medicine. We know what our kids can’t say. We know how to function through the exhaustion.
There are times other voices and noise want to crowd us, crowd our judgement, crowd our own voice of intuition or reason. But mama friends, I just want you to know this too… a mother knows. Trust yourself. Believe in yourself. We all mess up, we all make mistakes and no mama is EVER perfect. But one thing will always be true, that bond between us and our littles is blood deep, the love is too. Today, even when you’re struggling with making those decisions, looking for lost shoes and running late, know this… you are doing great. Keep trusting your mama judgement, keep loving those littles, keep being their mama (there’s no one else that can do it quite like you!). And guess what? Even when we yell or make mistakes or forget to pack the bag just right, a mother knows love like no other, and your kids know it too.
Check out the video through the link in profile… it’s something that all of us mamas need to hear today (get the tissue!). It’s a message from a brand that supports mothers with love and encouragement for all of those hard choices, big and small. A brand I use and trust, with pure and proven care for over 100 years, to help me have healthy, happy littles. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 #AMotherKnows @HylandsHealth AD