Sometimes being a mom is just plain hard. I'm just going to be real here for a second, because it's so true. There's nothing easy about being a mom. It's a job that requires our full and utmost attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Not only do we deal with tantrums, stinky diapers, the perils of potty training, and everything in between, but we're also doing dishes, making meals, and doing endless loads of laundry. And to top it all of, we're worrying every second of everyday if we're doing it all wrong.
Isn't that the truth though?
Have you heard the quote, "Behind every great kid is a mom who thinks she's doing everything wrong?" This quote rings so true and hits me hard every time I hear it. As a young(er) mom, I'm always afraid of messing up. I'm always afraid that what I'm doing and how I'm parenting my little Alea is completely wrong. I'm always second-guessing myself with various discipline techniques and I totally blame myself for her hatred of vegetables. There's really no such thing as the "perfect" mom, though. Unfortunately, our kids don't come with an instruction manual on the day they're born. There's no right way to do it!
Let's celebrate that! This mother's day let's celebrate not only the women who raised us to become mothers, but also the imperfections in motherhood. Being a mom isn't about being June Cleaver and wearing an apron with dinner hot on the table every single night. Being a mom's about letting the dishes pile up because instead of loading the dishwasher, you chose to take you little one to the park! Being a mom is about "forgetting" to do the laundry because your little one wanted you to snuggle her to sleep for her nap and you wanted to savor those snuggles instead of tending to the housework. Those moments. That's what being a mom is all about.
But in all honesty, let's face it. Mother's Day is totally about chocolate and flowers and hopefully breakfast in bed, too, right? Sometimes it's just nice to feel spoiled! What mother doesn't want to wake up to fresh flowers? They brighten the house and maybe make that pile of dishes you left from dinner Saturday night not look so dingy. Am I right? (It's all about balance, my friends!) If you're looking for beautiful flowers to deliver to your mom on Mother's day, I suggest you check out ProFlowers. They'll deliver fresh, beautiful flowers right to your mom's door just in time for mother's day! You can even save 20% on your Mother's Day order by ordering HERE!
Fresh flowers not so much your thing? Shari's Berries is always a great option. Delicious chocolate covered strawberries delivered straight to your mom's door. Or your own? I'm not here to judge. And yes, you can save 20% off Shari's Berries for Mother's Day with this discount code!
For those of you in the NYC area, ProFlowers is also celebrating the (national) holiday of Mother's Day with an beautiful flower-filled wall and a #AintMomGrand campaign! If you're in the area, you've got to stop by. I would if I could, trust me! You'll have the opportunity to meet the folks behind both ProFlowers and Shari's Berries at Grand Central terminal. Not only will they have a flower wall, but they'll also have a chocolate chip wall! What? Please, will someone visit and send me photos!
Being a mom isn't just about Mother's Day and being recognized for all that you do the other 364 days of the year. Being a mom is about those silly little snort giggles that come from tickle fights before bed time, it's about hearing "I love you" from the sweetest little voice you've ever heard, and it's about loving someone more than you ever thought you could love a little human being.
And all I have to say is thank goodness for those sweet and silly little moments -- those are the moments that keep us mom's from going absolutely insane. ;)
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries.