There’s no doubt that children bring us hope and joy. However, as any parent knows, having kids also demands a lot of patience. Parents face so many challenges and as much as they want to do everything right, there are days when they feel overwhelmed by the tasks that they have to juggle.
In most instances, it’s really the moms who get really stressed out from taking care of kids as they fulfill their unique role as nurturers. Their anxiety levels are made even worse because their bodies also bear the strain of childbirth.
Moms want to do it all and it's not easy.
Moreover, not all moms are lucky enough to have dads who are also hands-on parents. There are more exhausted moms in the world than we realize. Apparently, many moms are just good at making it look like everything is fine because they don’t want their kids to lose confidence in them.
Mothers put a lot of pressure on themselves to be “perfect.” Of course, we can’t blame them because they only want what’s best for their kids. However, they’re only human. They’re bound to get tired at times or just feel emotionally drained. It doesn’t mean that they love their kids any less.
Multitasking can drive up moms' stress levels.
Bethany Jacobs — who runs a website for moms called Latched and Attached — knows just how much pressure moms are under. In an effort to make her fellow mothers feel better, she wrote a touching open letter.
Here are her wise and compassionate words, which are sure to give comfort to all the exhausted moms out there.
Meet the letter sender: Mom of 2 Bethany Jacobs.
To the mom hiding in her bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the tears roll down her cheeks…
To the mom who is so tired she feel likes she can’t function anymore and would do anything to lay down and get the rest she needs…
To the mom sitting in her car, alone, stuffing food in her face because she doesn’t want anyone else to see or know she eats that stuff…
To the mom crying on the couch after she yelled at her kids for something little and is now feeling guilty and like she is unworthy…
There are times when moms break down and cry.
To the mom who is trying desperately to put those old jeans on because all she really wants is to look in the mirror and feel good about herself…
To the mom who doesn’t want to leave the house because life is just too much to handle right now…
To the mom who is calling out for pizza again because dinner just didn’t happen the way she wanted it to…
To the mom who feels alone, whether in a room by herself or standing in a crowd…
Sometimes being a mom can physically drain you.
You are enough.
You are important.
You are worthy.
Moms need to be reminded that they don't need to be perfect all the time.
This is a phase of life for us. This is a really really hard, challenging, crazy phase of life.
In the end it will all be worth it. But for now it’s hard. And it’s hard for so many of us in many different ways. We don’t always talk about it, but it’s hard and it’s not just you.
You are enough.
You are doing your best.
Being a hands-on mom is a demanding job.
Those little eyes that look up at you — they think you are perfect.
They think you are more than enough.
Those little hands that reach out to hold you – they think you are the strongest. They think you can conquer the world.
A lot of moms just want a few extra hours of sleep.
Those little mouths eating the food you gave them — they think that you are the best because their bellies are full.
Those little hearts that reach out to touch yours — they don’t want anything more. They just want you.
Because you are enough. You are more than enough, mama.
You. Are. Amazing.
The rest of the family shouldn't take mom for granted.
After reading the heartwarming open letter, we hope exhausted moms all over the world get an immediate confidence boost. Indeed, they should have time for themselves. It’s important for them to recharge. After all, their families need them.
Man With ‘No Excuses’ Walks 15 Miles To Work Every Day
His determination and dedication go a long way – like 15 miles long. Maybe even longer!
Dedication and determination come a long way - and for one man, it is quite literal. You see, this man travels 15 miles every day to get to work. Oh, that's nothing, right? That ought to be just a few minutes' drive. But this man from Texas doesn't drive because he doesn't even own a car - he actually walks all the way to work!
Patrick, a 52-year-old man, endures a two and a half hour walk from his residence in Plano, Texas all the way to Braum's, a burger restaurant and ice cream joint where he works as the manager. Officer Branson from the McKinney Police Department noticed Patrick's amazing effort and perseverance so he posted about it on their official Facebook account.
Written on McKinney Police Department's Facebook page was as follows:...
Guy Drives For Hours Each Day To Bring Water For Drought-Stricken Wild Animals
Not all heroes wear capes!
Without Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, Kenya's Tsavo West National Park would’ve lost a lot of wild animals to drought. This man drives to the place each day bringing with him some 3,000 gallons of fresh water.
For what purpose, you ask? Well, the area is stricken by drought and so Mwalua brings the water for thirsty wild animals – from antelopes and zebras, to buffaloes and elephants.
Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua drives to the Tsavo West National Park each day to bring water for animals.
Single Dad Rants About Relationship With Ex-Wife, Gets Praised For Being A “Real Man”
This guy’s Facebook post just broke stereotypes about divorced couples.
When a couple decides to end their relationship in divorce, it is usually in a bitter tone. Arguments can be inevitable, things can eventually get awkward, and negative feelings often remain between the parties involved.
Billy Flynn, however, is a firm believer that it doesn’t always have to be ugly. The single father recently posted a rant on Facebook about his relationship with his ex-wife, challenging common misconceptions about how former lovers should treat each other.
Single dad Billy Flynn posted a rant on Facebook about his relationship with his ex-wife. It later went viral!
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