We all want the very best for our children, but it’s impossible to do everything right all the time. Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons. That’s the idea behind our Monday Mom Confessions and we’d love for you to join us – share your own confession in the comments below! Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!
I am an introvert. I love staying home, curling up in my pajamas and watching episode after episode of ‘The Office.’ I love predictability and order and planning ahead.
These things make it already complicated for me to maintain and develop deep intimate friendships with women. Now, add to that two small children and a full time job.
I love my friends. When we are together I am filled up. I know I need and I desire moments away from my children. But, I’m tired.
As a mom of two little kids I find it very challenging to put myself first and to maintain relationships with my closest friends. Do you ever feel this way?
And so, I’m stuck in the middle and I try to balance relationships with time for myself with feeling like I’m serving my family well. Most of the time I think I’m doing okay, but it always feel like something suffers. Usually, for me, it’s my friends.
How do you maintain good friends? Does it feel like your sacrificing something else to do it?
Would you like to be featured on Monday Mom Confessions? We’re looking for guest writers; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your 1-2 sentence confession. If it’s approved you’ll be asked to write the full article and it will be published on allmomdoes!