Is there anything more rewarding than being a parent? Sure, it's a lot of work. (A lot. A LOT OF WORK.) But your kids have a way of reminding you that it's worth it. The good has a way of outweighing the bad. And as cliche as it sounds, kids really are a gift. However, now that that's been said, let's have an honest discussion....
There's a lot of bad that comes with being a parent. There's a side of parenting we don't often see. Kids can be cute. But they can also be loud, obnoxious, messy little slobs that deprive you of your sleep, freedom and general sense of well-being.
Heidi Hamm is a writer and mother of three. She understands the struggles of loving her children while also dealing with how they can be little terrors. Recently, she wrote a post detailing a very important lesson she learned after hitting a breaking point.
It was an epiphany for her. One she was in desperate need of.
"These days everybody is talking about how self care is so important when you're a parent. And it is. It's so easy to lose yourself in taking care of everyone else. But self care? Yeah, it’s not so easy. It takes time, and energy and asking for help.
Self care is hiding a stash of chocolate bars and keeping them all for yourself."