Motherhood is a beautiful, scattered mess that I can’t get enough of

by About Nikki
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Motherhood doesn’t define who we are, but is woven gradually within us; every fiber full of intention, purpose, and beauty.

Motherhood teaches us the delicate balance between selflessness and self-love.

Motherhood hasn’t changed who we are, but has reminded us who we have the ability to be, and what we have forgotten matters most.

Motherhood hasn’t hindered our friendships, it’s just made us intentional about those we choose to nurture, while reflecting on those that we need to let go.

Motherhood is the fear that you’re failing, even on your best day.

Motherhood is gathering the strength to ask for help.

Motherhood means you are a home base for comfort when it can’t be found anywhere else but in your arms.

Motherhood is sometimes saying no when it hurts the most.

Motherhood is not apologizing for the way you raise your children.

Motherhood is choosing to break the cycle.

Motherhood means rallying for the mom with a toddler screaming in aisle 4 in Target, because you’ve been her.

Motherhood is not one size fits all. Before you place judgement, put on someone else’s cape.

Motherhood was not a community built on shaming your fellow mom.

Motherhood is the beautiful: cold cup of coffee, lego calloused feet, dirty piles of laundry, 3 day-old-dishes, hiding in the closet with a snack, angry at your sleeping spouse, pooping with the door open, missing them when they’re asleep, annoyed when they’re awake, appointments missed, epic meltdowns, days full of missed naps, chicken nuggets for dinner four days this week, heart is overflowing with love kind of mess you just can’t get enough of.

What does Motherhood mean to you? What does it signify?

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Nikki is a thirty-something-year-old AZ native girlfriend & mama who hopes to create a safe space for women; helping to cultivate honest dialogue and end the stigma surrounding maternal mental health.

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19 comments

Nicole September 28, 2018 - 9:35 AM

I love this real response to what Motherhood is about! Thanks for sharing – loved the read!

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About Nikki September 29, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Of course thank you for reading!

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Ana Jacqueline September 28, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Becoming a mom has taught me so much! But especially to be compassionate and understanding with the way we each parent differently. As long as we’re doing our best, it’s all good!

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About Nikki September 28, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Absolutely! I couldn’t agree more.

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Amy September 28, 2018 - 10:06 PM

What a poet you are!
Mine might add…Motherhood is fierce and strong and brave….Motherhood is needing other women in my tribe…Motherhood is both protecting and launching…Motherhood is a reflection of God’s love for me…Motherhood is sanctifying

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About Nikki September 29, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Thank you so much. I love all of these <3 Especially God's love. Wow what a statement!!

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Kim September 29, 2018 - 1:40 AM

Yes to all of this! Motherhood is hard but amazing at the same time.

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About Nikki September 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Agreed girl!

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Laura September 29, 2018 - 4:26 PM

I love this. Such a great post about the intricacies of motherhood.

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About Nikki September 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Thank you so much <3

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Monica September 30, 2018 - 12:46 AM

What a beautiful post! Being a mother is such a blessing.

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Jenn September 30, 2018 - 3:22 AM

I love this so much. Motherhood is so much. The good and the bad.

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Teresa September 30, 2018 - 4:06 AM

This is all so true! I can relate to all of it ❤

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Ala September 30, 2018 - 10:33 AM

Motherhood is the best period of my life ever, and you described it just perfectly!

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Lynn Arnstrong October 1, 2018 - 5:42 AM

This is SO me ; )) Motherhood means rallying for the mom with a toddler screaming in aisle 4 in Target, because you’ve been her.HAHA!!

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Angie October 1, 2018 - 2:23 PM

I agree completely! Motherhood is so hard, and messy, and sometimes frustrating… But it’s also the best thing I’ve ever done.

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Shelby October 1, 2018 - 8:59 PM

This is such a beautiful way to describe motherhood! We definitely have those chicken nugget/fast food weeks over here too!

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Quijuana October 2, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Your pictures are beautiful

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Flossie McCowald October 2, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Amen to all that! I used to call my summer as a residential camp counselor my own personal Peace Corps (“the toughest job you’ll ever love”) – but that has now been superseded by being a parent LOL!

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