“Before I had a child, I always wanted to be a Stay at Home Mom. I daydreamed about baking cookies from scratch and cheeks dusted with flour. I had blueprints in my mind about the miniature preschool I’d set up in the breakfast nook of my kitchen. We’d do crafts, make organic meals, cloth diaper, and I’d sew my daughter matching ‘Dolly and Me’ outfits while she played with her dolls at my feet.”
This article was previously over at the now defunct GummyLump blog. Do not fear! You can still hear my words in a video presented by Listen To Your Mother, at which I performed in 2013.
Please note that there is quite a considerable flub halfway into the video. This is irony at its finest. Because what you cannot hear is my precious daughter whisper-yelling from the front row “Hiiiiii mommmmiiiiieeeeeee!” That is motherhood at its best – writhe with screw-ups that are rooted in unconditional love and forgiveness.
I love you Izzy. I hope you always hold your head high and walk through this world with bravery, humility, and love.
This week I guest blogged over at Gummy Lump about being a working mom and my feelings about managing work and home. I’d love it if you hopped on over there and shared your thoughts!