One thing I’ve learnt about motherhood is that we, mothers, have tremendous power to comfort and encourage each other on this journey. One simple way to do that is to share our experiences with honesty, and that’s what Quirky Young Mom does.
I remember one episode in Season 1 of Desperate Housewives where the usually resilient Lynette, overwhelmed by the incredible pressure of trying to hold a home together with 4 kids and no help, broke down, dumped her kids with the neighbour (I always pitied her especially with those twin boys, gosh!) and drove off to a field to cry. The other wives met her there, and to comfort her as she lamented about being a bad mother, they also shared their own experiences- even Bree who always seemed to have it together admitted that she had spent many a nap time crying when her kids were younger. Lynette was surprised! “We should tell each other these things,” she sobbed.
Yes, we draw strength when we know we are not alone. The challenges you face as a wife and mother are shared by countless mums around the world, so be encouraged.
QYM writes honestly about her experiences and lessons learnt, in posts ranging from funny to very serious. In a note to herself she writes,
“Though you may be tempted to fit in the maximum amount of activities into every time slot you get during the day [e.g. those short naps before baby’s next feed], never forget to always do one thing first; EAT! Don’t try to shower or do laundry before you have eaten because you will regret it if baby wakes up and your body is clean but your stomach is empty.”
Don’t I know it?!