Lately I have felt like I have fallen overboard when it comes to motherhood. To be blunt- I suck. I just feel like I am in a total, complete rut. Bennett is changing big time as he is approaching the 11 month mark and I find myself wondering where in the world this past year went? What have I learned about myself? Where am I going with my life? Where do I go from here? Should I go back to work now? Or should I continue to find something to do from home to support our family a little here and there?
I was attempting to organize my craft room (which seems like I will never get done anymore yet I dream of the day it's complete) and was also reflecting on the fact that my 26th birthday is approaching next week (shoot me now)....when I ran across the article I printed out from The Gyspy Mama blog a few months ago on 100 Ways to Encourage a New Mom. All the ways she listed are so true. It made me feel a little better just reading them today on the floor of my disaster-area craft room. In so many ways I still feel like a brand new mom. I thought after the first few months after having Bennett, I'd stop feeling like a "new mom," but how wrong am I about that!!
Take a minute to read this list! Whether you're a new mom that knows other new moms, an expecting mom that knows a new mom, grandma, grandpa, dad, expecting dad, friend to a new mom, uncle, aunt, sister, brother, really anyone that knows a new mama, print this list out and do them! Any of these things can make a big difference in the life a new mommy! I promise! It's amazing how much motherhood changes you and changes how you appreciate the little things. Some people that aren't mothers may not understand why some of the items on the list are helpful to a new mom (so that's why this list is so helpful). I know this is just a piece of paper and a list a mom made up...but I think it's safe to say that moms everywhere would agree this list is a vital source of encouragement for the new season in your life!
Okay...I'm ready to tackle the rest of the day...and maybe this AWFUL craft room! Maybe Bennett will take a super long nap so I can at least get one corner started? :/