A week of studying my motherly self. A week well spent.
I tend to be pretty harsh on myself at the best of times, but motherhood has put a whole new spin on things. I set the bar perhaps a little out of reach and then find myself frustrated and guilty when I can't reach my lofty standards.
This week I've realised that the pressure I put on myself and the guilt I experience are a choice. I can choose to wallow in guilt, to beat myself up about not being good enough. Or I can let all of that go and sit comfortably in the knowledge that my little boy is loved and cared for.
As soon as I put my motherly self in the spotlight I actually relaxed into the role more, taking my cues from my son. And it turns out I'm doing better than ok. I'm doing great. I just have to remember that!
There is one thing I know would make me a 'better' mummy though ... I need to do more for me. I need to feel loved and nurtured too. Massage, anyone?!