Selfish: a bad word if you’re a mom…or so you are made to believe. #ad
From the moment the miracle of life starts inside of you, society and maybe even your own maternal instinct says that your life is no longer your own. It’s a beautiful thing, but it’s not necessarily the complete truth.
The truth that I’ve come to realize after almost 10 years as a VERY proud and honored mom, is that the word “selfish" is anything but bad.
In order to be able to give your family the energy and attention they expect and deserve, you need to selfishly give back to yourself!! For me, I know it may sound silly, but I do whatever I can to selfishly stay in dreamland for as long as possible! I love sleep and because it’s much harder to come by than it used to be, I eek out every possible second I can, curled up under my covers! That means setting my alarm for as late as possible while taking into account that I’ll most likely hit snooze once or twice (oh yes!) and drive my kids to school without a bra and in my flannel pajamas. This week, it was pink with ski bunnies. Great look for bedtime, but not out in public!
So, whether your selfishness means assigning daddy the bedtime duties one night so you can escape for a glass of wine with your girls (I need one of these soon @kelly.holton!), or being like me and maybe not setting the best example for your kids every morning, we all need those moments to maintain our sanity! Am I right?!! Today is National Honesty Day and the world could use a little more honesty on social media. Join me and @HonestTea, in sharing your own #RefreshinglyHonest post and commenting below with your version of selfishness! And because I look up to them and think we all could learn a little something from their balancing tricks, I’m tagging my girls @iamcattsadler and @jennicroft and asking them to chime in with their own posts. You’re up, beautiful mamas!