Monday, July 25, 2011

Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own.
-Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Journey of Motherhood

When I first became a mom, I was awestruck by this creature that my husband and I had created.  I was overwhelmed by a sense of responsibility that was squarely resting on my shoulders.  This squirming, feeding, crying, sleeping, projectile vomiting, little being was a lot of work, and, at times I wondered if I was even capable of being his mother.  The "good mother" that he deserved.

And, sometimes I was capable - stellar even!!!  During those times, I walked around with my chest puffed out (or perhaps it was the massive amount of breast milk) and I beamed with pride.  I would think "I've got this motherhood-thing down!"

And, other times I failed miserably and did not even come close to that image I had of a "good mother".  I would be "that" mom - the yelling, screaming, short tempered, at my-wits end mom - that I NEVER thought I would be.  And, I felt shameful, embarrassed, and was filled with failure.

Through these experiences, I came to the realization that...Motherhood is wonderful.  And, motherhood is awful.  Motherhood is filled with laughter and filled with tears. Motherhood is magical moments that is surrounded by hum-drum moments, and mixed up with pulling-my-hair-out-I-don't-think-I-can-do-this-a-minute-more moments.  Ultimately, motherhood is a life's journey.  The journey is marked with up, downs, twists, and turns.  And, each mom's journey is unique, special, and incredibly life-altering.

It is my belief that The Journey of Motherhood is enhanced when moms...
  • feel less alone and are supported but other moms, instead of feeling judged and competitive.
  • can be 100% honest about their feelings - especially during the hard times. 
  • are able to be authentic and true to who they are.
Therefore In Search of Me in Mommy's mission is to have a community of supportive moms who share with each other the trials and tribulations of their journey, authentically.

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