I'm a mom and stepmom to 4 boys and a chocolate lab. My husband and I juggle demanding jobs, 2 teens, 2 toddlers, and life; all while trying to keep our marriage and mental health in tact. We often find ourselves in survival mode. For us relief comes in the form exercise, humor, and the occasional kid-free weekend thanks to our amazing families.
I'm a real mom. My house is a mess, I argue with my husband, my kids misbehave, and if they're not going to eat the mac n' cheese I slaved over then I certainly will. I've found that documenting my life gives me new perspective and appreciation for all I've been blessed with. None of it is news. But hopefully it's permission to embrace your own realness.