What I have found in my experience working with moms, is that there is often some pressure to be that PERFECT mom, especially in the age of Instagram, Facebook and all those other social media outlets.
We are inundated with photos of these perfect looking moms with their perfect looking babies and their perfect looking lives. It is human nature to judge and compare ourselves to these photos when we see them – we all do it.
It doesn’t make us feel good, but we somehow have a hard time turning away, and we judge ourselves for not being as perfect as everyone else. Trust me. Nobody is as successful as Instagram makes them look, and nobody is as pretty as a snap chat filter make them seem. The only healthy and worthwhile comparison is you yesterday vs. you today. There is no such thing as a perfect mom. Not even Marge Simpson.
Let’s be honest, nobody wants to admit that they need help, no one wants to admit they’re struggling. But please release yourself from “perfect mom” syndrome.
Mental wellness is not a fight club-
it’s okay to talk about it.
There will be failures, there will be mistakes, and that’s okay – other moms are going through the exact same things. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Motherhood is the most challenging experience in the world.
Whatever you do, fail forward. Love yourself, accept the fact you are doing the best you can with what you know.
And guess what, your best is good enough. Period.