Motherhood Mantra

Meet Lon’dyn, Skylar and Cameron. I bet you can’t guess who’s the oldest out of my two girls? Leave the guesses below haha. Everyone and I mean literally everyone always stops to ask me “are your girls twins”?. I don’t even think they look anything alike but hey! Not twins but definitely 11 months apart. Yeah. I started off early. I was a young mother with no idea/knowledge on parenting but I manage to make them happy and that’s all that matters!

Which that leads me to say that parenting really throws me through a loop at times..whew! I mean, I really do have such a big support system now and I get a lot of Mommy time every other weekend just to recoup and catch up on to do things that I’m not able to do during the week. Moms, we all need a break. We need that mental & physical recharge.

I recently seen an Instagram post linked to Amy Poehler’s, book called “Yes Please” which made perfectly good sense on what it means to be a woman and a mother. It read…

I have many friends who have had natural childbirth. I applaud them. I have friends who have used doulas and birthing balls and pushed out babies in tubs and taxicabs. I have a friend who had two babies at home! In bed! Her name is Maya Rudolph! She is a goddamn baby champion and she pushed her cuties out Little House on the Prairie style!

Good for her! Not for me.

That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.

What a brilliant mantra, right? There are countless ways to be a good mother (and person), and we should trust our guts; we know that intellectually. Still, at certain moments, it can be hard not to sometimes compare yourself to others, and then doubt yourself or wonder if you’re at odds if you’re taking different paths. But in the end? “Good for her! Not for me.” I love it!

I haven’t yet read the whole book but has anyone read “Yes Please”? I found it on Amazon and that will be my next read once I am finished with my current one. Here’s the link to purchase the book! If you happen to finish before me please come back and comment to let me know how you enjoyed it!

Author: Amber Haynes

Welcome, to my blog! First off allow me to start by saying i enjoy many things, but nothing makes me feel more alive than sharing the things I enjoy and placing them here as a creative outlet. I’ve recently relocated from Tampa, FL to Baumholder, Germany. I’m currently a stay at home military Wife/Mommy to three beautiful children and a wife to an amazing man. Anything that I’d share with close friends and family I’d share here...whether it be life hacks, tips, travels or simply just a cute outfit I picked up at the thrifty store! You can follow more of me and my daily life on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter or Facebook!

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