The lazy mom movement is in full effect, and I am so on board. There's no denying that, sometimes, it takes courage to do what you know is best for you, but lazy moms don't worry about what other moms think when it comes to the choices they make. It's difficult, to be sure, because judgement is everywhere. However, the lazy mom knows what's best for her and her kids and, honestly, just doesn't have the time (or energy) to care if other mothers think she's right or wrong. The lazy mom knows that sometimes, it's about surviving a long, hellish day, and not so much about making Pinterest treats for the kids.
I can remember the exact moment I went from being an over-achiever to being "lazy." I was in the middle of my second pregnancy when some serious prenatal depression and anxiety hit me. After months of beating myself up about the increased screen time for my daughter, and the decreased amount of healthy food she was eating, I embraced the laziness for my own sanity. I've never looked back.
In unapologetically admitting my laziness, I've discovered that there are a lot more of us out there than we realize. To me, that says that mothers aren't necessarily being honest enough (and, in turn, supportive enough) with each other. It is so refreshing to hear from the moms I thought were perfect, admitting that their house is currently a mess. It's amazing to know I'm not the only one who can, at times, go several days without a real shower (because we all know baby wipes don't count). The more honest we are with each other, the less pressure we will put on ourselves to be perfect which, you know, is healthier for everyone. So, with that in mind and in the name of giving ourselves some much-deserved slack, here are eight things lazy moms don't worry about, when it comes to what other moms think: