Motherhood Struggles: A Mom With an Autistic Child & Twins Explains Why It's Important to Give Yourself Some Grace by Sandra Matthews

2 years ago
Motherhood Struggles: A Mom With an Autistic Child & Twins Explains Why It's Important to Give Yourself Some Grace

After my son was diagnosed with autism and I learned I was expecting twins, I felt compelled to give up my career as a principal to focus on the needs of my family. Being a mom is hard. There are days when my husband leaving for work in the morning sends me into tears because I don't want to be alone.

Some days I am so adverse to cleaning spilled food from the twins' high chairs for the 10th time that day, we instead have a stand-up lunch that consists of me feeding the boys like baby birds as they play. I am constantly criticizing myself on laundry piles and my diet and exercise routine and how engaged I've been with the boys.

The list goes on. I know I am not alone in these struggles. Moms, we need to give ourselves some grace. Be OK with where you are today, leave your lists and just live.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, are you so so right, Chloe LaFrance ! Thank you for sharing so authentically. We are right there with you. Hugs and love, chica! xoxo
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Yes, yes, yes! Thank you for this, Chloe LaFrance! We moms are too hard on ourselves. We need to give ourselves a break sometimes! Self-care is important too!

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