Embracing the “Authentic” You

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Lately I’ve been hearing the phrase “be authentic”.

My first reaction is to quote Princess Bride “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”, but once I got passed that I started thinking.

I want people to have the impression that I have my life (mostly) together.

Actually, scratch that, I actually want to have my life together.

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Losing Yourself in Life

There are days when I think I’ve lost myself in motherhood.

I hear other moms echo the same sentiment.

We joke about how we look in the mirror and don’t recognize the person that we see, or that our husband’s wonder what happened to the girl they married.

I love being a mother, but I think that somewhere along the way I lost track of myself.

Before my kids came along I had a set of things I wanted to accomplish. I may not have been positive about how I was going to do that, but I had the beginning of a plan.

Now I don’t even have a “pla” (thank you Phoebe).

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The “Mom of Littles” Club

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I am a “Mom of Littles”.

This is an elite group. We are tired, often frustrated, and frequently covered in someone else’s food and or bodily fluids (if you’re a mom of littles you know what a I mean).

Our kids are small, they’re learning to navigate through life, and we are there to hold their hands and learn along with them.

Moms of Littles are always on their toes.

The world is just one GIANT danger zone ready to slice and dice our munchkins.

We see choking hazards in every grape, picture ourselves at the after hours pediatric urgent care for yet another X-ray as our kids climb (literally) to new heights, and praise both our kids and ourselves when we make it to the grocery store and back without any tears…even if we only get two things on the list.

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