Dear New Mom,
Welcome to the most challenging job you will ever have. Your new boss is small but loud and has poor communication skills. You probably already know you love your new boss more than you could ever imagine. There will be times you think youâre not good enough to work for your new little boss. The fact that you feel that way means youâre doing your best. We have all been there, feeling overwhelmed and oh so tired. Hang in there and remember you will get lots of smiles, kisses and hugs â the best payment you will ever get. Best of luck!
~ A fellow mom
The Hope Notes for Moms project is a collection of brief messages of support and hope for moms, written by moms. You can find an archive of all the notes here. Most importantly, you can contribute to this project and support a fellow mom by emailing me your own hope note to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Fellow Mom,
I want you to know that being a human being will make you a better mom. You don’t have to be perfect. All it will teach your child is how to be a perfectionist. Motherhood is a physical and emotional marathon. You cannot grit your teeth through it; you need to breathe deeply and relax into it, and let it soften your heart and overwhelm you with joy and gratitude. You will have bad days and painful, tired tears. And when you watch your child finally make those steps across the WHOLE room into your arms, you won’t want your life any other way.
~A mom from the Midwest
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Dear Fellow Mom,
If you’re like me, you feel tired almost every day and there is rarely time to do something fun for yourself. Babysitters cost a lot of money and the weeks go by without trying anything outside of the daily routine.
Remember, we all need a night out. And sometimes, we should let loose. Wear uncomfortable shoes, order apps, a cocktail AND dessert, and laugh loudly with our friends. Just because we are moms doesn’t mean we can’t party anymore!
~A mom from New Mexico who still likes to have fun
I'm Lisa, a mother and psychologist dedicated to supporting moms. Read more here.
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