Motherhood is a new journey for every single mom.
You and I and all of us have had to learn how to be brave, how to fight, how to deal with kids who grab cereal with the cover open and spill it everywhere, how to stand up for ourselves, how to negotiate, how to manage a home, how to not compare and just live, how to deal with the same question which has the same answer a million times infinity times a day, and all of that.
You've had to learn it all. One day, one step, one morning, one negotiating afternoon, one moment after a time. You've had to learn how to mother in a world of expectations, should have's, could be doings, facebook status updates, and sometimes a celebration of perfection when honestly we need to just celebrate being real.
(and if any of you has the magic answer for the keeping of things fair let me know....)
Looking for a calendar for 2014? I've put together a calendar that celebrates motherhood, the bravery within, and the awesome simplicity in the everyday. It's full of images from my site along with some of the most requested phrases and quotes - being a mom is enough, brave mother, and little things matter. #momsrule
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