Just in case no one has told you lately. In case you've been hard on yourself. In case you feel like you are never doing it right....You are enough.
You are enough.
The house is dirty? You're still enough.
You're hairs a mess? You're still enough.
You forgot to refill the diaper bag? You're still enough.
Let me tell you something about being a parent. You might feel like you're not enough at times, but that child that looks you in the eyes everyday? He knows you're enough. That child that squeezes your neck every time she sees you? She knows you're enough. That child who screams because he can't run in the parking lot? Well, he also knows you're enough.
Parenting is hard. It's a balancing act. You are trying to give as much love and affection as possible while somehow setting limits and instilling life lessons. It can be hard to know what is right. Especially with all the advice people want to give and blogs posted with conflicting philosophies or tips.
And did you know that being enough, doesn't mean doing everything on your own? Reach out for support when you need it. Join a parenting group to meet other parents with similar struggles and stories. Hire a babysitter so you can have a date night. Take your friend up on that home cooked meal she offered.
Because, honey, you are worth it and so is your family.