One of those Mornings…

So after a long night with a congested, fussy baby who wanted to nurse what seemed like every 5 minutes, I then wake up to a toddler who did not want to get out of bed, didn’t want to wear “that” shirt and wanted to bring every toy she owned to her Mima’s house this morning. Crazy rushing around just so that I can get to work?!?!? And if we are being honest I’m not stoked about having to go there either…. In the moment I think, how can I really not have this all together? By nature I am a planner so how do I have so little control over our mornings? I feel like in theory I know what I need to do… get the four year old to bed earlier. Why is that so much easier said than done? Is she really that stubborn? Or am I doing something wrong? As mothers, aren’t we always second guessing ourselves? 


How do other moms seem to have it all together and I can barely get dinner on the table every night and keep up with the laundry in addition to my full time job and taxi driving of three little ones everyday? I am a problem solver, normally on days like this I get to the Internet searching and try to see what other moms are doing but does the answer really lie in another checklist or process? Questioning everything today… Anyone else have those days?

6 thoughts on “One of those Mornings…

  1. Shanna says:

    Love this one! Yes. Any mom who tells you they don’t have those days is lying. And I agree; you may find comfort and encouragement (and snark and pomposity) on the Internet, but you won’t find all the answers to this one. I think the answer to this one is a glass of wine at the end of the day is an episode of the good wife after everyone is in bed. Haha. Does that work for everyone? No. You just do what works for you to get you through that day. Tomorrow will be better.

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  2. Crystal says:

    In all honesty when I have these days I think of you. You are one of those moms who have it all together. You work full time, take care of 3 amazing girls, as well as a husband, find a way to get dinner on the table, bring snacks to every party, and still find energy to do the cutest diy crafts. We are all doing our best as moms even when we second guess ourselves. Mom life is hard, exhausting, and amazing all at the same time.

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    • Hacks of a Mommy says:

      This is so sweet, Crystal! And honestly the reason I wanted to start this blog. No one is perfect even if they seem to be and that’s something I try to remind myself especially in crazy times when I don’t have anything “together”. You are awesome!!! xoxox

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  3. vanessakoons says:

    As a mom to a 4 year old and a 6 month old, I have these exact same moments. Sometimes I feel like I have it all together, and other nights it seems like the house is falling apart around me. I think it’s these moments of chaos that define motherhood. I try to remind myself to embrace them because one day I will have an absolutely clean house and all the free time in the world, but my babies won’t be small anymore.
    http://www.thenaptimecoffeebreak.com

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