10 Reasons Moms Are Losing Their Minds

It's no secret that being a Mom isn't easy. It's not. That being said, I would not trade it for the world. But, I've compiled a list of why Moms all around are losing their ever loving minds. This is of course, written in jest but there is a definite element of truth to all of these. Amiright?

Moms Don't Sleep Well. Obviously, I am somewhat passed this stage but I remember it very, very well. Also, I'd like to mention the fact that now our almost 7 year old comes into our room in the middle of the night occasionally to scare the heck out of us because she has nightmares.

Moms Can't Do Anything Alone. There is always someone following me and I have only one child! I cannot imagine how much this multiplies with more children. The bathroom. Fingers under the door. Okay, so that was a couple years ago now but the second I leave the room she is hollering my name. 

Irrational Temper Tantrums. I'm fairly certain that the word tantrum means irrational but oh my word! Heck, there is an Instagram hashtag devoted to #reasonsmykidiscrying. Check it out - you're welcome.

Eating Your Own Food Doesn't Happen. I don't mind sharing, for the record. It's being asked to have every other bite that I hate. I don't give in... okay, yes I do. I know, I'm part of the problem. And let's not even mention the temperature of the food I do eat. It is not warm, by the way.

Explaining The Unexplainable. I am not a genius and thank goodness Google doesn't charge for it's services because I would be broke. Why is the sky blue? How do airplanes stay up? How much does the earth weigh? Is God riding on that cloud? Kids ask so many questions that I feel inadequate to answer. 

Toys That Multiply & Fill The Room. How do toys seem to hop out of their hiding places and fill an entire room with tornado like velocity? The answer is, of course, kids. Somehow they are able to undo any "picking up" that we may have been able to do, faster than we can swallow a bite of cold food in between feeding a child. (And, that my friends, is fast.)

Conversations With Toddlers. They are silly and fun and frustrating all at once. Have you ever tried it? It's like talking to a wall. An extremely cute wall. Or, trying to talk to someone speaking another language. Moms don't get nearly enough adult talk. It's why we end up losing conversation skills. Or, is that just me?

New Wardrobes. Get ready for having your entire wardrobe messed with. Honestly. Milk stained shirts, baby cereal spotted vests. The dreaded sweatpants. Too tight jeans. Okay, this is really for newer moms mostly but still. Momma needs new clothes! 

Dealing With Your Various Roles (Who You Were, Wife, Mom, Friend, Daughter). It is a fine balancing line to be one of these and who you were to begin with. Now, add all of them and you are sort of balancing many plates on sticks. Not impossible but enough to drive you bonkers sometimes.

Losing The Ability to Spell Out Words In Secret Code. My hubby and I have been known for having the following sort of conversation: "Do you want to go to the P-A-R-K later?" "Oh, that's a good idea. I was thinking about a M-O-V-I-E or maybe S-W-I-M-M-I-N-G. What do you think?" We got away with it for a solid six years. Now, our daughter can read and sound words out in her head. The result? We can no longer spell words out that we are trying to keep from her. There is no such luxury. Instead, we have to send her off on a mission of some kind to be able to talk alone. 

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Michelle said...

Oh I am having a hard time with figuring out my new role, because I am a new mom i feel like I've lost the role of friend, many don't want to hang out anymore or I can't do the same things.

Can I ask you to help spread awareness for this charity I am doing on instagram. Its an auction.

I need your help, can you spread Finn's story for me.

A 5 month old boy born with a heart condition had open heart surgery in April, he had complications and has been in the hospital ever since. Read more on facebook at Prayers for Finn

He really is the happiest baby & has won my heart.

I have put together an instagram auction to help raise money for his medical bills. @prayersforfinnauction #prayersforfinn

please post a photo of Finn and tag @prayersforfinnauction so that your readers can check it out. It will be June 25

AMAZING shops have come together in donations and now as bloggers its our responsibility to spread his awareness.

Thank you so much
xo, Michelle