Single Motherhood: I'm Trying to Be Supermom & I'm Failing (But Here's Why That's OK!) by Jessica Lawrence

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5 years ago

Single Motherhood: I'm Trying to Be Supermom & I'm Failing (But Here's Why That's OK!)

"Money is the root of all evil" could be true, but I tend to think comparison is the root of all evil. If you read my post about social media, you'd see that I have often found myself comparing my life to others. Basically, I'm trying to do it all. 

  • I'm trying to have my daughter in activities that stimulate her.
  • I'm trying to give back to my community by being involved on her school's education council.
  • I'm trying to give back to the figure skating club that we both belong to. 

And guess what? I'm failing – miserably.

It's tough for me to admit I'm failing. I'm too prideful for my own good. Heck, I stayed in a marriage that was long over before I admitted it and left. I didn't realize how bad it was until I was recently so ill that I couldn't leave my bed for days. I was so stressed out that I didn't even know what was fun anymore. Thankfully, I've had a few days to regroup and focus on what I need and what I don't. 

I hate quitting, and I hate not giving 100 percent, but at what cost? At feeling so spread thin that it makes me cry?

You know what? It's OK to fail.

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I hope the many other parents who feel this way will read this post and feel better, Jessica Lawrence . You really hit on a key point in today's "competitive" parenting environment. You often feel like you have to do it all in order to just keep up. It's not healthy and it's not realistic. It is not only OK to fail, it is OK to say NO so that you don't have to fail. My word for the year is LESS. I try to remember it's OK to do less, though it really isn't easy. I work at it every day.
This is so inspiring!

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