I believe I’m rocking motherhood. Jessica from Body After Baby nominated me to participate in the #RockingMotherhood blog post tag. All I need to do list how I’m rocking motherhood in 10 different ways. Motherhood is rough, rewarding, and not for the faint of heart. So, let’s get to it and here are my 10 ways on how I believe I rock motherhood.
1…I had four c-sections
You read that right. I wasn’t the lucky duck who could give birth the natural way. After my first bout of labor and emergency c-section, I was slammed on the “once a c-section, always a c-section” list due to a rare blood clotting condition. Luckily the other three c-sections were smooth sailing.
2…I’m a mom of four boys
I’m severely outnumbered in this household. Four boys who are full of energy and keep me going from the time I wake up till the time I go to bed. It’s definitely not a dull moment. The only way I could get girls in this house was to adopt fur babies. So we own two girl beagles.
3…I’ve been a single mom
While motherhood is tough, being a single mom is harder. I’ve been the single mom who worked two jobs, went to college full-time, and did what I could to keep a roof over our heads. Being the mom and the dad by myself taught me to become a stronger person. I give mad kudos to the moms who rock it, today.
4…I gave up my career to stay home
Before life as a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom, I had a full-time career in the insurance field. While I made descent money, it wasn’t enough to cover the dreaded childcare bill and other obligations we had as a family. After losing my job and nanny on the same day, I gave the SAHM life a try. Three years and a part-time work-at-home job later, I think it still worked out in my favor.
5…I have become quite the multi-tasker
Multi-tasking before kids was easy, but it sure spiked after having the boys. I can manage a conference call while making lunch while writing call notes on a napkin while teaching a history lesson to my oldest and run after the younger ones in the process. Stay tuned…I know there’s more to add to that list!
6…I power through the day, no matter what obstacles lie before me
On occasion, I wake up with a migraine or minor back pains. It doesn’t stop me from running after the boys. They don’t come with an “off” switch (wouldn’t it be nice, though?). My day starts at 6:30 when they roll out of bed and don’t stop till 8, on a good day. They keep me on my toes, but it’s worth it.
7…I’ve learned to be patient
This took some time. I come from a military background, and being on time, anywhere, is crazy important to me. It’s funny to see that when it’s time to leave the house, someone is missing a shoe or can’t find their blue fire-flamed Hot Wheels car. Instead of going bat crazy on them, I take a deep breath, we find those said things, and still make it to the destination on time.
8…I put their needs before mine
My kids are happy, healthy, and thriving. While their needs are met, I’m fine with my worn-out yoga pants and hair that stays in a “permanent” ponytail. I’m fine with giving them seconds at dinner while I eat my meals cold. One day, they will appreciate it.
9…I know the true meaning of sleep-deprived
My oldest son had colic for six months. I was a constant zombie during that horrid phase. When my youngest son was born, my husband worked midnights. At the same time, my toddler’s nap schedule didn’t mesh with the newborns so I didn’t sleep when the baby slept. I appreciate my sleep now more than ever.
10….I cherish each and every milestone
Now that my youngest is three, I have learned to cherish the baby/toddler years. He was my last one to learn to walk and talk, and is learning something new every day. I already miss those baby years, but the fun continues with him. I dread the day he goes to kindergarten. When they say this time of their life goes by fast, they don’t lie.
While I enjoyed creating my ten reasons, I thought of some moms who are rocking motherhood, as well. I nominate the following moms to join the Rocking Motherhood fun:
Jewel at Write Away, Mommy
Amy at As Told by Amy
Teresa at Midwest Girl’s Dreams
Sybil at A Mom’s Blog
Samantha at Inspired by Lucile
Darci at Life Unplanned
Suja at Passionate Moms
Please take a moment and read and follow some of the blogs above. They are fantastic moms with awesome stories.
Rocking Motherhood Nomination Rules
1.Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
2.List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10.
3.Tag some bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
4.Grab the #RockingMotherhgood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.
Do you think you rock at motherhood? I want to know. Share with me below!!