I never imagined the many ways motherhood would shape me into the human and woman I am today.
There is indeed something about motherhood that brings out the best and the worst in some of us. I'm guilty of this too.
Here are seven lessons I learned about motherhood as a new mom:
Motherhood is a magical and heavy load.
Motherhood was difficult for me to grow into but it's also been one of the most beautiful gifts life has given me.
A hard but necessary lesson to learn: I don't and probably will never have it all together so I must embrace a little chaos, a little mess, and a lot of learning as I go.
No two moms, children, or families are exactly alike, and that's ok.
You can read all the books, tips, and advice in the world and you'll still have hard days. But the days when things go a little smoothly will give you some reassurance and maybe even a bit of confidence to say, "I am doing the best I can and that is enough."
Who you are as a parent, woman, professional doesn't have to look a certain way. It just needs to work for you and your family.
It's ok to be different. Your circle will appreciate you more for being you.
For more on how motherhood has shaped me, watch this video.
What lessons have you learned about motherhood?
Tell me in the comments below.