Postpartum Care: It’s Okay Not to be Ok all the time – Mindful Mommy

This is one of the hardest things for myself, as a new mother to accept. It’s okay not to be okay all the time. When I first read this quote it really made me feel better because it is so true. Motherhood is exhausting but it’s those cheeky smiles from our babies that help us through our darkest days. When we take on a challenge like motherhood, I think we get sucked into this vortex of being the perfect parent, the thin, fit & hot mom who always has energy and sleep trains their baby perfectly. I don’t care who you are, this isn’t true for anyone. And sometimes we aren’t okay but you know what?! That’s okay! When a bad day or week comes, I ride it out as best I can, take a shot of espresso and push through because I know that not being ok is ok. Life is hard enough as it is but it’s getting easier when we can accept what is and take this motherhood thing one day at a time, better yet… one hour at a time. Believe me, I cried while watching Dirty Dancing the other day. The most important thing that I want to share is that when you’re not feeling ok, take a minute for yourself and breathe. Have a coffee or a tea, go for a walk. Reach out to other moms or friends and vent your not ok-ness? We really need to stop putting so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect parents, we all have our vices and it’s important we allow ourselves to feel ok with not being ok. Believe me, it will change how you see this whole parenthood experience! Keep your chin up, ladies ! And keep moving forward ? Xoxox