Parents don’t need me to tell them that parenting is full of challenges. Trust me, we know and we live it every day. Usually I’m bouncing between the struggle bus and the fast lane. However, I’d wager that many of us, on our best days, know what it feels like to be a grown-ass mom. On those days, when the sun shines down on us and the stars align, perhaps we can even recognize that there are plenty of things grown-ass moms don’t need to apologize for.
I had a fleeting moment of feeling awesome just last week, when my son’s homemade Halloween costume didn’t fall apart and he actually seemed to enjoy wearing it. However, it didn't take long for that feeling of invincibility to, you know, disappear. I noticed my son was was climbing on the counters for more candy, and all my feelings of accomplishment were shattered. Still, it’s those moments where we feel like we’ve got things under control and that maybe we could doing something extra ambitious like bake brownies or buy holiday craft supplies (let’s not get too crazy) that remind us that it’s OK to be on top of this motherhood thing. In fact, it’s more than OK. It’s awesome.
While the popular narrative (one that I, admittedly, often subscribe to) is that parenting and being a hot mess go hand-in-hand, really and truly, we’re allowed to have our successes (and revel in them, to the point that we brag because, duh), too. So, with that in mind and because well work way too hard to downplay our wins, here are a few things grown-ass moms should never feel like they need to apologize for: