“Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living.” – Mary Tyler Moore
I always had a terrible memory & as I get older it gets worse.
Every day before I leave the house i go through a mental check list to make sure I have everything I need.
Now that I’m a mom there is such thing as mom brain & because of that I have to actually write things down to function.
To do lists have become a life saver & I don’t know how I lived without them. i make lists for everything & there’s no better feeling than checking things off the lists.
Daily reminders & to do lists are a necessity for me.
Are you someone that needs to give yourself daily reminders?
I was on my last hair tie of the pack I bought a few months ago & all I could think about was where the hell did all the other ones go? It’s not like i throw them out unless they break but that rarely happens.
It amazes me how I can never find the ones I used. I’ll start to look for one & can’t find them anywhere so that’s why I have to get a new one so where are they going?
It’s the same thing with socks in the dryer. I always find one sock but the other sock just disappears & I am forced to eventually buy new socks. Where do the socks go?
Maybe one day I’ll just find all my hair ties & socks together just hanging out somewhere in my house trying not to be noticed so we don’t use them again.
It’s the strangest thing & I’ll never figure it out.
Do you have the same problem with hair ties & socks?
“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” —Michelle Obama
There are days where I’m so good at this mom thing it blows my mind. Then there are the days where I don’t know how I’m going to get through it without a mental breakdown.
In the beginning I would cry when the baby cried & sometimes have to put her down & walk away for a few minutes to calm down & regroup. Now that I’m 4 months into this I’ve learned how to adjust to motherhood a lot better but every day isn’t going to be good & easy.
Being a mom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done but I’ve learned that the best way to get through it especially the hard days is to just laugh it off cuz I’m not perfect at anything nor do I want to be so what makes this journey any different.
Finding humor in the situation & not taking myself too seriously has helped me in the past before I had a baby & now that I’m using that approach to motherhood it really made a difference.
How do you handle the tough days of parenting?