As a mother you are asked to give so much of yourself every day, both physically and emotionally.
You are also called on to make decisions constantly that impact the direction of someone else’s life as well as your own. It’s easy to end up feeling depleted or find you are always at the bottom of the list.
What you are doing day-to-day is big work, even if it doesn’t get a fanfare, and you deserve a pit-stop team to support you so that you’re not running on empty. It can be a relief when you find a way back to yourself and can be honest about how things really are, where this honesty isn’t just tolerated but is genuinely valued and you aren’t compared to some crazy ideal that none of us measures up to.
Though it can be hard to prioritise yourself and find the ways to do this, you know that it isn’t a luxury but a necessity and benefits everyone.