Thursday, October 6, 2016

I'm not a bad mom!


Since before Sweet Pea was born, I've felt like a failure of a mother. Over the past 3.5 years, those feelings have only gotten stronger. 

And then it hit me...it's social media planting doubts in my head. 

Facebook used to be once flooded with pictures of families having fun, friends going out and celebrating, new budding relationships. Now though? Now, every other post I read is about how to be a better mom or a better wife. They talk about how to "properly" raise children. That's a lot of pressure. 

I've decided, I don't need "news" articles telling me whether or not I'm a good mom, and I definitely don't need them telling me how to be a good mom. I'm a good mom, because I love Sweet Pea. I make sure she's fed and taken care of.

She goes to bed each night, knowing that her mommy and daddy love her. She's smothered in kisses and wrapped in hugs. 

Is there yelling? Hell ya! Mama has some anger issues that she needs to work on (ME), but that doesn't mean I'm not a good mom. 

I am a good mom, and so are you! Don't let the media let you think differently.

I'm actually in the process of unsubscribing and unfollowing a bunch of pages. They are just so, in your face. 

I unsubscribed for 20 emails. All of them were trying to get me to buy something, in one way or another. Either with great deals, new styles, coupons or something. Some of them were really hard to figure out how to get off their list. Saphora for example. It took me 20 minutes to unsubscribe. It's all just too much sometimes.

I'm working on stepping back from all social media. I want to focus more on Sweet Pea and Mister. I'm not going to just stop Facebook, or IG. I need some form of adult interaction. But I will be taking a step back.