Mama. This word has been a hard word this week for me. What does it mean to be a mama? (Or papa) Not just to take care of kids, feed, clothe, bathe... but to take care of them, spiritually, mentally, emotionally. I will be honest, I am not the best mother all of the time, but I try my best all of the time. My season right now is being attached to a toddler, learning that 10 is the new 13, and remembering I have a 6 year old stuck in the middle. This week though, I’ve lost my cool, cried, said no just to say no and forgot to take care of myself. Why are we the last person to be taken care of when the 💩 hits the fan. 🧻🧻🧻 I forgot to use my tools, step back and remember that these babies are navigating this life with the tools and love I feed them. I mean, I know they’re gonna need therapy, but how much is the question. 😉😝😂 This season of life is not forever my friend. You are setting them up for bright futures. You are the very foundation they need to grow. You won’t feel over touched and tapped out forever. We will yearn for the cuddle days when they are long gone. We will yearn for that small voice saying Mama a trillion times in a 2 minute period. We are doing a great job! And, when it gets thick and you feel alone - know you’re not. Know we are all in this together and we are here for each other. ((Seriously, reach out to me, I see you.)) Being a Mama is super cool and I will get to sleep one day.