Mothers are the REAL superheroes- and especially to all my amazing single mamas out there! To put someone else’s needs in front of your own, teach the hard lessons, teach your kids to love themselves while you’re still learning to do the same, managing time for work and/or school, and still making time for yourself is no easy feat- you are the embodiment of a true superhero.
Alaska and I decided to both dress up as Wonder Woman this Halloween and we had a blast! I wanted to remind her how strong and empowered she is- to be whatever she wants to be, and to know she will always be loved. It was a reminder for myself and my beautiful mamas that we are so much stronger than we realize.
All the sleepless nights, the times your house has gotten one level too messy, the times where you felt you had hit your bottom then hit it ten times worse- you’re not alone. And for all the beautiful mommy moments that remind you why you wake up the next morning and do it all over again.
When I became a mom, I didn’t think I’d have a plate as full as I do now. I’m a Comm major studying for my Bachelors, I work a few part time jobs including being a Social Media Manager and influencer, all while raising this growing toddler. I’ve learned to prioritize my responsibilities and excel at time management to get everything done. I also have to make time for myself, to sit back and binge Netflix with my favorite snack- Twizzlers, or wake up a few minutes early so I can de-stress by doing my makeup in the mornings. You can’t pour from an empty cup, and as mothers, self-care often gets pushed aside, but I stand by the fact that it’s truly essential.
On days where I go to school, I work remotely in the mornings, attend classes, commute two hours to pick my daughter up from school, play with her and prepare dinner, and after she falls asleep, I’m up for several hours studying and finishing homework to do it all again the next day. I’m grateful for the opportunities to study and work, and still spend time with her. I believe it instills values of hard work and education at a young age, especially since she just started Pre-K this year. I’m proud to be the daughter of two hard working immigrants who created their own success, and I plan to do the own, even if it means starting at the bottom and working my way up.
If you needed a reminder that you are doing a great job, this is it! As mamas, we rarely get the praise we deserve. So I hope today or sometime this week, you find the time for self-care and self-love, because prioritizing your own health is key.
You are strong. You are worthy. You are loved. And even when it doesn’t feel like it in the slightest bit, you are KILLIN’ it. ❤️💪🏼
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