Here’s two things I wish you KNEW most of all: 1. It is not possible for human beings to be happy 100% of the time. Stop thinking that is some kind of realistic goal. 2. You will never be universally liked. Stop trying to do that. That is all for now
Every minute of every day a mom is negotiating at a round table of time, energy, productivity, kids’ happiness, and family survival. Emotional labor is often invisible, but that doesn’t make it any less exhausting.
I will cheer on any woman that is trying their best for themselves and their family. If you can't celebrate someone else's success than you will never be able to cherish your own.
I want to teach my daughter that strength doesn’t come from her muscles and that beauty has nothing to do with her outward appearance. I want her to love herself. All of herself.
Do not be afraid to weep when you encounter difficult situations: tears are drops that irrigate life. Tears of compassion purify hearts and feelings.
Don’t let anyone give you shit about your “spirited” kid who can’t be “controlled”. It’s the curious kids who accidentally shatter vases as children, that shatter ceilings as adults.
Every morning: I am so tired, I can’t wait to go to sleep. Every night when my kids are asleep and I finally finish my chores: There’s no way I’m wasting this precious peace by sleeping through it.
An Instagram filter called "before kids" that erases the dark circles under my eyes and makes it look like I've showered this week.