Is Being A Mum Easy?

No it's not. It's really not. 
Some days it's lovely & easy, & wonderful. 
Other days it's a massive ball of stress that just keeps building up and up until you need to explode.

Why don't people talk about that? Why don't we talk about the times when we feel like we might break down, where you just need to pop upstairs to have a little cry. 
Everyone always talks about the good times, the fun times, taking photos of happy smiley faces.
Because no one ever lets you see that side of their lives, you feel even more alone, and that makes it worse. 
Trust me, you are not alone. 
Sometimes it isn't always rainbows & sparkles. It's tough being a mum.

Being a mum is a never-ending job, no vacations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, every year.
It's hard. No matter how much experience you have, no matter your age, wealth, how many children you have, it's hard for everyone at some point. It's not easy all the time for anyone. 

If I knew beforehand how hard being a mum would be, Would I do it again?
Absolutely.
Being a mum completely changes the way you see the world. 
It's the best thing I have ever done in my life.
I love my children more than anything.

No, it isn't easy being a mum, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

13 comments

Lianne Thebrunettesays said...

No truer word spoken!
So very true!!
Remember, you're doing an amazing job, never forget that!! :)

Laura Huggins said...

I think some people don't talk about it for fear of being judged. No one wants to look like they are not coping. But we shouldn't feel like that!

Thank you for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

Laura x x x

Sarah Bear =] said...

Thank you lovely. :)
Yeah I know, but its kinda sad that we can't talk about it. Everyone goes through it, yet its taboo to talk about. :/
xx

Lamb & Bear said...

Very true! I've been posting about how hard motherhood is recently because I'm fed up with it being perceived as fun and easy! It's bloody hard!! But also the most rewarding thing you can ever do in your life. Great post xx #SundayStars

Bethan Sian said...

Love this post. It's a shame no one talks about the tough times, and if we do then we laugh it off! We all need a cry now and then or everyday!
Even though it's hard work, we're mad enough to do it all over again!
Worth it at the end of the day

#sundaystars


Beth
www.life-as-mum.co.uk

Emma Cox said...

You're a fab mum Sarah XXXX

Kirsten Toyne said...

I am so glad you wrote this. Most of us don't really chat about this stuff but it is so tough being a mum at times. Having a cry is really the best thing to do somedays. Thanks for writing it. Kirsten http://www.theguiltfreeguide.co.uk/

Heledd in Lavender said...

I totally agree with this point. Being a mum is the hardest job ever! But it's all I want to do for ever. Thanks for sharing #sundaystars

hibabyblog.me said...

Yay for honesty :) #twinklytuesday I'll be a first time mum very soon and i'm so excited and nervous but knowning we're all int he same boat with the bad and good days makes it less daunting!

Charlotte said...

Nope it isn't easy it is hard work but everyday is different and I wouldn't trade it for anything #TheList

Rebecca U said...

so very true! It is very challenging at times - good job they're cute ;) #thelist

Aby Moore said...

Very true. I think people don't like seeming negative. I posted about my daughter biting me this week! Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

Samantha P said...

After nearly three years of parent blogging I'd have to say that actually loads of people talk about the difficult bits of parenting (in the blogosphere) but frankly as a new parent for the first time the negative parts were a massive shock and you can understand completely where PND comes from. It's interesting that we would all say the same thing though - despite the worst bits we would never turn back the clock if it meant not having our gorgeous children in our lives. Thanks so much for linking up to #thetruthabout again Sarah X