Read an article today that really hit home.
I can totally relate to the pressure us moms so often put on ourselves. The pressure to be a perfect mother, a perfect house wife. The idea of how our children should behave, how our house should look. I don't allow myself very much room for error. I am the hardest on myself, and I have an even tougher time forgiving myself.
But I never really stopped to think about how this might affect my children and our relationship. While reading this article, it all sounded so familiar. And made me feel like a real (for lack of a better word) ass.
I'm guilty of all of it. Bullying myself. And then taking it out on my children. I'm a yeller. And I totally speak (and yell) before I think. I just want so badly to be a good mom. For my children to remember their childhood with only warm and fuzzy memories. I want to be tough on them and have them respect me. But I don't want to rule them with an iron fist or have then remember me as always stressed out and angry.
Call it my new year's resolution. It's never too late. "Because love is always a good place to start a new beginning."
“Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.