15 Things You Should Stop Freaking Out About as a Mom Right Now
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me how fast the time would fly after I had my first baby, I would be a very wealthy woman. I feel as though I blinked and now I'm suddenly missing my little baby (who isn't so little anymore) while she's in school. At this stage, my memories of my life before my kids are vague at best, but I do know that my priorities were very different. I worried about things like Starbucks discontinuing my favorite drink or if I could actually handle being a mom and keeping up with my teaching career. Then, when I decided to become a stay-at-home mom, I worried about keeping my house clean, preparing restaurant-worthy meals, and ensuring that my child(ren) would know their letters, numbers, a second language, and the basics of playing an instrument all before kindergarten rolled around. I know, I know, lofty goals. I was young and naive. But then the clocks sped up, and everything changed.
In the blink of an eye, my daughter turned 4 and became a big sister to twins. And if the clock wasn't going fast enough before, it sure is now. My twins were seemingly born yesterday, and they'll be nine months old in a few days. Now, instead of worrying about trivial things like my living room being clean, I worry about my children: Are they happy? Healthy? Safe? I worry about the fact that if something were to happen to me or my husband, our girls wouldn't even remember us. Looking back at the things I used to worry about, I can't help but laugh at the silliness of it all. Because in the end, the amount of time we have with our babies is so fleeting, and in five days, five weeks, five months, or even five years, none of those trivial things will matter. So, if you're feeling a little stressed out or overwhelmed with the whole parenting thing (Who hasn't?), keep reading for 15 things you can breathe in and let go of right now.