I need maternity leave from motherhood.
I’m tired. I don’t know how much more I can take. Three kids, a husband, a home (which I feel like I have to maintain according to unrealistic Arab standards), homeschooling, two blogs, pregnancy… Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to God.
I’m so, so grateful as each thing is a remarkable blessing. But I’m tired. I’m only one person. I know thousands of women have similar responsibilities, if not more.
But I’m me living my life, and I just can’t seem to figure out how to do this correctly.
Perhaps it’s pregnancy emotions talking. Perhaps I’m sharing too much. I hear “you’re supermom” way more than I deserve to. I do not have it all. I do not have everything together. I can’t cook/make/decorate as seen on Pinterest.
I’m just an average mom trying to get through each day. Trying to maintain my own identity outside of being a mom while being everything i need to be for my family. Trying to do my best. But dammit, I’m tired.
For my family and foremost for the sake of God, I push forward.
Hugs to the mamas struggling through each day. Major high fives to the mamas that got it all together.
That is all…