Let’s talk M҉O҉M҉G҉U҉I҉L҉T҉
To all my mamas who are reading this - you’re doing better than you think!! Being a mom in today’s day and age is hard. The constant input from social media, the picture perfect families on Insta, the judging when you finally take some “me time”, the list goes on. The choices never end. I spent 15 minutes trying to pick out a sippy cup the other day. A SIPPY CUP! As I type this, my 10 month old is screaming “mom, mom, mom!”, my 6 year old is yelling something about not finding his socks, and I’m over here just trying to finish a lukewarm cup of coffee.
I recently had a friend tell me of an experience she had with her two boys at the dentist. Both boys decided to have meltdowns - 2 toddlers, 2 separate rooms, 1 mom. The assistant caste so much shade on the mom with sighs, rude comments, and even eye rolls, that when the mom left, she was in tears. Why? Because she felt that she was a subpar mom based solely on this one situation. It took judgement from someone with zero relation to her everyday mom life struggles to break her. That’s just one example of how much pressure we put on our moms. When, in reality, she is a kicka$$ mom! There aren’t many kiddos that like the dentist in the first place (sorry to my besties hubby who’s a dentist) and kiddos can’t ⒜⒧⒲⒜⒴⒮ behave. That’s life.
Let's get back to health,
Dr. Taryn Stittleburg, DC, CFMP, PSc.D