How Can I Be Mother of the Year When I'm FREAKING OUT?!
Ummm, I think that all the time. There’s always something, big or small, that presents itself as a larger-than-life worry that stops me in my tracks. Sometimes it’s valid, and sometimes it isn’t worth a second thought. Either way, I usually entertain it longer than I need to and get myself into the What If spin cycle.
Abby came to the Mother of the Year Facebook group with a super valid struggle that I think we can all relate to and learn from. She shared, “How can I be Mother of the Year when I’m freaking out? I’ve got about 4 weeks until baby #2 arrives and I’m not ready emotionally at all.
My thoughts are:
Why did we choose this?
What will happen to our/my relationship with #1?
How can I be a good mom to both?
Others have done this, and more, so why am I being silly freaking out?
Did I make the right choice to take a year off?
Can I actually keep the house in shape while staying home with a newborn?