photography by Bespoke Photography
Right now we are potty training Abigail and it’s been a tough week, but trust me when I say motherhood has overall changed me for the better.
I’m still selfish, but I am a lot more giving. I’m still hot-headed, but I am a lot more patient. I’m still lazy, but I am a lot more proactive. I’m still who I was from before I had kids, but to raise good kids I need to model the behaviour I want to see from them. They hold me accountable for who I am, and bring out a better me.
Most days I feel like I probably could have yelled a little less, but as mom as I’m human. I make mistakes and I’m doing my best to take care of them while refereeing them 24/7. Thankfully my littles are quick to forgive and to start over, and that’s all I can ask for as we navigate their firecracker emotions.
These motherhood clichés make me chuckle because they turned out true for me, and I hope they brighten up your day no matter how much you think you messed up:
Potty training is your nemesis
Kids come with a lot of baggage (literally) for trips, at least 3x as much as you do
Legging are pants, and they are a wardrobe staple
You love Target, even if you live in Canada
Nursing tops are the ugliest thing and your closet is full of them
You will eat your children’s leftovers
You will ugly cry while you read I’ll Love You Forever
Prioritizing Netflix before your workouts
Becoming obsessed with coffee & wine
Being blinded by the love of motherhood even when you’ve had a terrible day