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It’s Okay to Just Be Okay

It's Okay to Just Be Okay

It’s Okay to Just Be Okay.

As a mom everyone expects you to do all these fun things with your kids. For instance, cute crafts, fun experiments, baking projects at home, taking them to soccer/baseball/gymnastics/cheerleading, playing with them at the park, having a picnic, etc. As a stay at home mom, and I’m sure a lot of you reading this are, I think SAHM’s are even more inclined to do all these fun activities with our kids. (No, I’m not saying working moms aren’t, just giving my opinion as a SAHM.)

Sometimes as a mom, I just don’t want to “mom” today. I don’t want to adult today! I don’t want to sit on the floor and play right now, I want to sit and watch a 30 minute TV show or paint my nails, or a dozen other things for me. Sometimes I don’t want to drive to the park like we do 5 days a week, this week I want to stay at home and be a homebody. Tonight I don’t feel like cooking dinner, so I’m going to order pizza. I’m obviously not going to neglect my children, I will find something for them to do independently. It’s good to teach your children independence too, ya know?

You know what??? ALL of these are okay. We don’t have to be perfect moms all the time, entertaining our kids, sometimes we need time for us. Sometimes we just need that time to recharge. We may not have the opportunity of leaving the kids with a babysitter or a spouse to get away, so this is our way of “getting away” and that is totally okay.

These days I think there is just so much pressure and competition for us to be perfect moms that I want you to know that it’s okay to just be okay. We all have bad days, our kids have bad days, our husbands have bad days, our significant others have bad days. there are days when our kids just want to watch TV or play with their iPad, just like there are days when I just want to play a game on my computer or read a book.

I guess some people reading this may not agree with me, but guess what?? That is okay too! We are all different, and we are all okay.

It’s Okay to Just Be Okay. Remember that.


Tuesday 14th of June 2016

We have to start teaching our kids this right from the start.

Amber Ludwig

Friday 29th of April 2016

Thank you for this!! I think I stress myself out too much trying to be the perfect parent and some days its just not happening lol.


Sunday 24th of April 2016

No one is perfect do what you think is right.


Saturday 16th of April 2016

I know I have had much feed back from other parents because they felt I didn't do enough, I tried hard and now I do fun things with my grandchildren but on my terms, I sometimes have to step back..


Sunday 6th of March 2016

i would like to say something. i am not a Mom, and to be honest i have no intention of ever being one.. with that said .. i think being a parent is the hardest job in the world. i applaud all mothers who stay home and raise their children to be the best people they can be. But sometimes you just have to unwind and just be you and not be mom for a minute. that is perfectly alright and understandable. you're human!!! :) thank you for this insightful post and i hope all moms who feel pressure to be perfect will read this and take a step back to breathe and relax. :)