Because being a mom is HARD
This is not a rant, rather a safe space for moms to acknowledge what they refuse to say in front of the other parent, mom friends or even their own mothers. It’s hard to be a mom (or a parent in general) and some days you wish you could just hit the reset button to a time when your tantrum-throwing toddler or testy tween was just a wee baby—or a fetus in your belly. It’s okay; it’s good for the soul to acknowledge that you’re human and that you’re having a tough time. So here, we round up a couple of honest AF quotes about motherhood to let you momma bears know, you are not alone.
“I love being a mom, I really do. But sometimes, I just want the last Hello Panda biscuit in the box. My son literally eats all the snacks, I think deserve the piece of shame.” —Mimi, working mom
Big brown momma, a stay-at-home mom, quotes Lane Olinghouse, “The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” She continues to say, “lalo na pag akala mo makaka-relax ka na, that’s when they’ll come to you.”
“Hangover days without kids: stay in bed with the lights out till you feel better. Hangover days with kids: Up at 7AM, take 3 advils, get them dressed, take them to a playdate, do the groceries, pay the bills, run errands, do homework, clean the house, brush teeth. I experienced this recently ?Wait, is it taboo to talk about moms and hangovers?” —Jazel Paradise, mom and entrepreneur
“It would help A LOT if your partner was hands on. And this does not mean with playtime only.” —Princess Consuelo, working mom
“A day like in our household: calling my son to help up pick up all his toys and the mess he made. But because toddlers have selective hearing, you give up and clean the mess yourself because there’s a million other things to do. Tapos, when you finally get the chance to sit down and relax (after mo lutuan, pakainin, paliguan, etc.) that’s when he will ask you to do something for him because 1. he needs to poo, 2. he wants to cast something on TV, 3. he wants to jump around (usually on you) and play, etc., etc., etc.” —An, stay-at-home mom
“I just want to poo and pee in peace. When you have kids (toddlers), you can’t lock doors. Sometimes they won’t even let you close the damn door.” —Ed, stay-at-home mom
Have more to add? Sound off below or feel free to email us at [email protected]. Lastly, breathe, cry, do whatever you need to do for your own sanity. Tantrums and tweenage angst won’t last forever, but their unprescribed hugs, kisses and ‘I love you’s’ do.
Art Alexandra Lara