In the sage words of Karen Kleiman of the Postpartum Stress Center, “Mother’s Day is really just a reminder that we should all honor our individual stories and take good care of ourselfs. Every. Day.”
Yes, yes, a million times, yes!
I haven’t been blogging as much lately, and just wanted to quickly share this with you…whoever is still following my blog. I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day today. And every day!
Nowadays, with lawmakers so anxious to take women’s rights away and to govern what they can and cannot do. One would think we are stepping into a Dr. Strange time portal back to the early 1900s. It is seriously getting more & more crazy out there. Sorry to digress.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:
We are our own best advocates.
We must take care of ourselves the best we can.
Our individual stories are important,
and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Our individual situations are unique.
Don’t compare your situation with anyone else’s,
as that will not help whatsoever.
We must do what we need to do to thrive.
If we don’t thrive how could our children thrive?
Find the support that you need–whether it be practical support,
social support, medical help, or mental health help.
We deserve it.
We are mothers, we’ve given birth, raised our child/ren.
It is hard.
It is DAMN hard.
We deserve breaks.
Our feelings matter.
We deserve to have our individual stories honored.
We deserve to take good care of ourselves.
Not just on Mother’s Day but
Every. Single. Day.