Wednesday, March 22, 2017

10 Ways I'm Rocking Motherhood


I jumped at the chance to participate in the Rocking Motherhood Challenge (thanks for the nomination Elizabeth at Worth Writing for).

Look, motherhood is hard. That's no secret. There's so many thankless days, sleepless nights and 10 million other things. I'm just at the beginning of this journey and it's already so easy to lose sight of the things I do well.

I see it with so many of my fellow new moms too. It's easy to get caught up in the things you didn't get done today or a messy house and think you're not totally rocking things. 

This challenge is encouraging all moms to take a minute and see all of the ways you're rocking motherhood. So here's my list, I'd love to read your lists. 

To keep this amazing ball of energy rolling, I'm shouting out to these four bloggers so we can all read the 10 way they're rocking motherhood.


10 Ways I'm Rocking Motherhood

1. Adjusting to sleep - I could not function with less than 8 hours of sleep before Little One but I'm totally adjusted now.

2. I've stuck it out with nursing - It's not always easy but Little One and I still have a great nursing relationship at 11 months.

3. Little One is starting to be socialized - Having both parents working at home is great for Little One but also made socializing her the right way super important. She's now totally happy and excited when playing with others.

4. We stay in touch with family - Our family is very spread out but I'm mostly good about keeping in touch, sharing pictures and keeping them involved in Little One's life.

5. We haven't lost sight of our marriage. 

6. I'm learning not to sweat the small stuff. This makes me so much more present and aware during family time.

7. We play, a lot. Little One gets tons of time with me and we play a lot. 

8. I haven't become a helicopter parent and am keeping worrying to a minimum. This is not how I pictured myself as a mom but I've been able to stay pretty even keel.

9. I'm working hard to continue working or staying at hone. The flexibility of working for myself and working at home is so great for Little One and our family. It's hard work but I'm determined to stick with it.

10. We're doing it our own way. I read the blogs, talk to other moms, go on Pinterest and get the mom guilt. I feel like we're doing this or that wrong. But at the end of the day,  we're doing it our way. We're doing what's right for our family, no matter what others say or think.

How are you rocking motherhood? Leave a comment!

13 comments:

  1. Love the idea behind this. So many times we focus on what we do wrong and not what we are good at. Let's see. I feel like I'm rocking motherhood by trying to be more present with my kids and teaching them that life is full of adventures.

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  2. You are rocking motherhood! Congrats on 11 months of nursing! I made it to 10 months and then I couldn't take the teeth any longer lol.

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  3. #10 is my fave. It's so easy to get wrapped up in all the conflicting opinions in the world, but it's so much better for everyone when we remember to do what is right for our own families. Go you!

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  4. These tips work with any life situation. Either way, congratulations on your current and past successes.

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  5. I am doing this challenge as well! I Loved reading what you wrote, it has helped me say yes! I am rocking that too! You go girl!

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  6. It's tough out there for us Mamas! Sounds like you are really rocking it. Keep up the great work.

    Chelsea || www.binkiesandbaubles.com

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  7. I like your last one the best. I believe we know our own kids and our own situation better than anyone, which makes us the best equipped to make decision on what is right for us.

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  8. So important not to sweat the small stuff when you are a mom! Thanks for sharing! - thegospelofbeauty.org

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  9. Such a great idea! We're all rocking it! I love your 10th one. It's so easy to feel less than, or like you're not doing it right, because there is no right. We're all just doing it our way and as long as we're doing it with love, it will be okay.

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  10. You are doing awesome mama! I need to do a list because sometimes I get caught up in the negativity in my life and not what I'm rocking at.

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  11. Awesome job! I love that this challenge gives mom a chance to reflect on what they are doing good! Rock On!

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  12. not sweating the small stuff is my favorite! I had to learn that sometimes the dishes can wait etc so I can take sometime out for myself to recharge and regroup. This also keeps me from losing my mind lol -Breyona Sharpnack

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  13. I love all of these. Not sweating the small things definitely makes a difference.

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