Don’t tell her she should be doing something she isn’t.
When she goes out with girlfriends don’t tell her she shouldn’t be. She needs that time. Trust me, I know.
If she is complaining about how hard her job is, don’t tell her to just be grateful. Let her vent for a second.
Instead of offering unsolicited advice, give her an unexpected compliment. Those come few and far between believe it or not and they mean THE WORLD to us.
If you feel like she isn’t being present with you, realize it isn’t you. She has a circus playing in her head.
Don’t take it personal if she forgets to text you back right away, if at all really. She’s in the trenches and not sure what she even ate for breakfast.
I say these things because a mom is already overthinking her choices, decisions and choice of words. She is already trying to please not only her kids but her significant other, her parents and her friends. Her patience is tested and stretched thin literally every single day of her life.
Her life isn’t hers anymore and her decisions are not only affecting solely her. While it is the most beautiful thing in the world, it is also the hardest job in the world. We want to get it right. Believe it or not we hang onto those encouraging words.
Go easy on moms. I promise you no one is harder on her than herself.