Homemaking does not equal motherhood

I don’t know about you, but these last few months have really taken their toll.

Today, I was really beating myself up while I was vacuuming (for the first time in a few weeks…). It was really bothering me that I had so much to do, and that I wouldn’t have the time to do it. I was also bothered by the fact that I feel like I have no time to do all of the homemaking I would like to do and still play with my kids the way I think they would enjoy.

As I was participating in a little too much negative self talk, this thought popped into my head…

I took a step back and realized that this is a crisis. I am living in a basement surrounded by boxes of stuff I don’t even know if I need anymore. And it’s okay if I don’t get all the things done today, because my worth isn’t defined by the amount of stuff I get done in a day. I am worthy and worth it, even if all I do that day is barely make it through.

Another thought came to me as I pondered the first one.

All the chores don’t make me a mother. They don’t make you a mother.

Are they important? YES. Do you need to do some chores sometimes? YES. But if you don’t finish your to-do list today, you are not worth less. Especially if you spend that time with your babies and they know that they are loved.

I challenge you to take a minute tonight and recognize your worth. Realize that you are doing a great work. Snuggle those babes and whisper sweet nothings in their ears, and tell them that you love them.

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