It is not easy being a parent.
It is also not easy being a kid.
Finding a way to co-exist happily on this journey is the reason behind me starting this blog.
Back in 2014, I was living in a new province with an almost two year old and wondering why I was still finding this whole parenting gig so difficult. Surely by now, as a stay at home mum, I should have a handle on the whole situation. I thought that I would be excelling at motherhood and loving every minute of it. Instead I still felt unsure of myself and questioned why I didn’t love the whole experience as much as I thought I would. I started writing as a way to get my thoughts out of my head so that I could process things a little easier. In doing so I connected with so many women from around the world who were wondering the same things as me. When would that sense of fulfillment hit? When would I feel complete? When would this get easier?
Five years and another kid later, I know now that it’s ok to want more from life than being a Mum. That it’s ok to not love motherhood each and every day. It’s ok to want time alone and time to pursue other interests. I have learnt that it’s ok to still be you and not just Mum.
I hope you find some solace here and possibly a connection.