It’s okay, mama: A note to working mothers when life goes off script

One of the ways I try to stay sane and happy is by embracing imperfection. And french fries.

It’s okay, mama: A note to working mothers when life goes off script

As a working mom, things don’t always go as planned.


Some days are harder than others.

One of the ways I try to stay sane and happy is by embracing imperfection.When my son would cry a lot in the first few weeks, my sister once whispered to him—“It’s not that bad.”

That phrase stuck with me.

I constantly remind myself that it’s okay when things don’t always fall in place and that its often not as bad as I may think it is.

After all it’s okay that…

My bathroom has a few strands of hair on the floor and some times much more than a few strands ?

I still haven’t figured out what I want to be when I grow up

I don’t exercise or meditate as much as I’d like to

I like to eat French fries and anything with potatoes in it?

I can’t always remember birthdays but I try and do my best

I am not with my baby 24/7 as I work full time ?

I sometimes take longer to finish things that I originally planned

I can get over-emotional and sensitive over small things

I haven’t responded to all the emails in my inbox (but I will at some point—maybe 2025?) ?

I sometimes get angry, irritable and impatient

What is important is for me to be aware and connected with my thoughts, feelings and values and make choices from that place of knowing, embracing where I fall short and not beating myself up wanting to be perfect.

Thank you my lovely sister for this wonderful reminder.

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