Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Real Mommy

My job dictates that I spend a lot of time online.  Visiting social sites and forums with a lot of discussion amongst women, many of them mothers.   I often feel like an outsider as moms discuss organic meals, paying $1000's a month for schooling, daily family outings with joyous and beautiful pictures to show just how perfect a mommy they really are.

It often leaves me scratching my head as I feed my kid a hot dog, am highly grateful for the good public school she attends and our photos are often ones with disheveled hair and dirty t-shirts.

My point?  I would really love to see all mothers give ourselves a break.  Sometimes we are good mommies, sometimes we kinda suck.   I am not a perfect mommy, I'm a good mommy and while I always strive to be the best I can be at whatever I do, sometimes I fail to be perfect and "good enough" will have to do.  I can live with that.

Attempting to portray our lives any different than what they really are is an insult to other women and it puts expectations on moms that create feelings of sorrow, not being good enough and shame.

I'm taking a stand for 'The Real Mommy'   I know your all out there and I think your doing a fantastic job, keep it up!!!

okay..I know my blog is not typically a social one but I just needed to get that off my chest.

So do you think these demon moms feel about the way they are raising their demon babies?