Guest Post- Motherhood is Hard But Worth It.

Motherhood is Hard But Worth It

Mom With No Plan 

My daughter is approaching a year old. I was not ready. There wasn’t nine months to prepare. I had about two days. From the beginning motherhood was hard. I didn’t get to go to parenting classes or stock up on parenting books. I wasn’t yet a member of Facebook mom groups or subscriber of mommy vlogs. The doctors in the ER told me I was pregnant and then two days later popped out a baby.

Today, motherhood is hard but worth it.

Even after reading the parenting books, chatting on the mom groups, and watching endless mom vlogs I’ve learned nothing could have fully prepared me for motherhood. The lack of sleep is indescribable. Anxiety and postpartum self-care (or lack of) isn’t talked about enough. If the amount of crying doesn’t frustrate you the mommy burnout might. Not to mention that sometimes the societal representations of motherhood is less than ideal. Still, motherhood is hard but worth it.

 I am evolving as a mother every day. Coffee fights off my tiredness. Postpartum therapy has helped me manage my anxiety and place importance on self-care. Crying still frustrates me but now I’ve become pretty good at distinguishing between my daughter’s cries. I’ve learned to lean on others and even cry myself to prevent mommy burnout. I’ve discovered through social media that there are plenty of moms like me who don’t hold back just how challenging motherhood can be. Yes, motherhood is hard but worth it.

Motherhood is my favorite occupation. I don’t care about the clichés or trying to be perfect. Each day I do my best to be the best mother I can be for my daughter. She is my pride and joy. She has changed me for the better. As I watch her grow I know one thing is for sure: Motherhood is hard but worth it.

Mom With No Plan is a first time mommy who didn’t realize she was pregnant until two days before giving birth to her daughter. When she’s not juggling her newfound journey of motherhood she’s blogging about it. She enjoys a daily cup of coffee, occasional glass of wine, and spending time with her family.

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14 thoughts on “Guest Post- Motherhood is Hard But Worth It.

  1. I loved this post! I had the full 9 months to prepare for both of mine and still this post resonated with me. Nothing prepares you. And, no matter how hard it is worth it. I love the honesty of those words. The struggles of parenthood are not talked about enough.

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  2. This is a very open and honest post about motherhood. I cannot wait to be a mother, although I don’t know when we are going to have one but I am looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

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  3. I very much looked forward to becoming a mum but that turned out to not be on the cards for me in the end; so even though I don’t have children of my own, I can see how much effort and love goes into it. I have read Mom With No Plan’s story on her blog and I think her she is doing an amazing job and I love to read here that she is finding her way so well. Great post!

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  4. What a lovely post.

    I totally relate, but can’t imagine finding out two days before a baby would arrive. But we get through the challenges and I agree, motherhood is so worth it.

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  5. I feel this every day. Motherhood is the best, hardest job in the world. It’s fulfilling and exhausting. It’s not at all what I expected, it’s so much more of everything. I’m not sure this is a job that you can prepare for. There are surprises around every corner and I’m blessed to be on the ride.

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  6. Amazing post! I’m heading straight over to Mom With No Plan’s blog now to read her full story about how she didn’t know she was pregnant until 2 days before giving birth, what an utterly unusual and fascinating experience!

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