Fear of missing out or #FOMO

I don't know if you've ever been frustrated sometimes with being a Mom. I'm in the season of having a 5 year old, 1 year old and another baby on the way. I'll soon have two young ones under 2 and it's terrifying.  Don't get me wrong I love being a mom and find so much joy in seeing them grow and change. I love these Little's so much it hurts. But it can be lonely somedays. 

“I was missing out on something that everyone else got to be a part of and it was not fun. ”

There was one day specifically, where I attended an event with my family and my 1 year old started to become uncontrollable. I pulled out all the tricks of the trade. The snacks, the toys, the diapers, diaper wipes, I even went so far as to let me kid put random things in her mouth just as long as it would entertain her and spare me the embarrassment of being "that Mom with the loud kid". All my work had not paid off and I was asked to leave, which sometimes as a Mom can be the most embarrassing moment of your life (well at least seem like it). 

I was so upset and frustrated because in that moment I felt so left out. I was missing out on something that everyone else got to be a part of and it was not fun. I sat outside with my daughter and just watched her play, just feeling like I had to give up. Why was I so upset trying to be part of the action?

“Parenthood is not selfish or self serving.  I’m finding that it’s the least selfish thing you can do in life”

I think often times we forget how big our sacrifice actually is when we raise kids. Parenthood is not selfish or self serving.  I'm finding that it's the least selfish thing you can do in life. You literally alter your entire life (and body) in order to try and raise healthy and well functioning adults. There are some days that can be easier than others where you don't mind being "left out of things", but then there are those moment we all have where we just want to be part of the action and feel included. 

So I want to encourage you Momma (me included)!! If your feeling lonely and left out just remind yourself that your an amazing Mom! There is nothing more important the influence you have in your child's life. I know it can be hard sometimes, I am right there with!  Don't get distracted by what you can't do because your raising kids, instead focus on all that you can do!! You're not missing out on much of what the world has to offer. #nomorefomo