Being a mom, all I want to do is move mountains for my kids the second they need me to do so.
I will wash every dish they dirty, wipe every tear they cry, change every diaper they poop in, and kiss every skinned knee. I know just how much they love me, and I hope that as they grow, I can make them feel loved and appreciated always. I want them to know I see them, hear them, and that they are truly wonderful little beams of light in this world. They will grow up and prosper and make me so very proud as long as they remember who they are.
As a mommy blogger, I get to see the world I work in from both sides. I am both a follower of mommy bloggers and a creator. I see behind the curtain so many are curious to see behind. What lies behind the mysterious curtain of beautiful pictures, straight-out-of-magazine homes, perfectly styled outfits, and the ever so wonderfully-worded caption? The truth is, I'm just like you.
I'm a mother with struggles, trials, tears, love, and a dream that one day I'll look back at all the pictures we took and say, "Man, I loved being their mom!"
As a mommy blogger, I choose to take pictures of the my house when it's clean and not messy. I take pictures of my outfits just to share, and change back into my sweats or leggings, sometimes even my robe. I never wear makeup, and instead place a heavy filter over top.
I have heard people say that mommy bloggers portray a lie about motherhood, and that might be true for some. I accept that as their opinion, but I'm here to share my truth. I don't want to remember motherhood as a trench, or a hole where I lost myself in messes, and teething, and poop, and boogers, and laundry, and never-ending cleaning. I want to remember it for the random, rare moments, where I took a picture because I love photography and my kid was doing something so dang sweet, or where I got dressed because I saw an outfit on Pinterest that inspired me.
Motherhood is one of the most selfless things any of us will do, and I hope that by sharing maybe I can inspire someone else (like so many on Pinterest inspire me). We are moms, and yes, there is so much for us to do, but we have thoughts, opinions, hobbies and interests. Blogging provides a way for me to explore those things once my kids are asleep and the dinner is put away, while my husband gets his homework done.
What is my message with all of this? No dear, this isn't word vomit. I promise I have a point. The point is no one is perfect, and we all have our crap to deal with. I like to think that my job is to share my vulnerabilities and let you know that something might look pretty in a picture, but in the caption (in the heart of the person) there is so much more than the eye can see.
So hug those babies, and let them know they're loved. Help them find their truth. This life is all about loving who you are and who you've got, and that is perhaps harder to achieve than perfection itself.