You Are Welcome Here

You are welcome here.

You’ve got a new baby who won’t sleep and the bags under your eyes could hold enough luggage for a two week vacation? You are welcome here.

Your kids are getting older now and you actually sleep an acceptable number of hours again? You’re welcome here…just don’t flaunt it! LOL

Your housekeeping skills can best be described as “a tornado touched down here”? You are welcome here.

You’re the picture of tidiness and can’t rest until everything is in its place? You are welcome here.

You’ve got a child that is chaos in its purest form, and you’re doubting every parenting choice you make, but you are still showing up every day and trying? You are welcome here.

Your child is quiet and often overlooked when the other kids are playing? You are welcome here.

You send your kid to school and enjoy the break? You are welcome here.

You teach your kid at home and love it? You are welcome here.

You feed your kid all organic food and cringe at the sight of anything processed? You are welcome here.

You hit up that drive-thru for the third time this week, because you’re just too dang tired to do anything more? You are welcome here.

You’ve got a job and are chasing down huge career goals? You are welcome here.

You stay at home with your kids? You are welcome here.

You breastfeed? You are welcome here.

You formula feed? You are welcome here.

You find joy in putting makeup on your face every day? You are welcome here.

You don’t know what half the products are in the cosmetics section? You are welcome here.

Your personal style is a living pinterest board? You are welcome here.

Your style is found in the loungewear section? You are welcome here.

You throw elaborate birthday parties filled with laughing kids and picture perfect decorations? You are welcome here.

You bake a simple cake and celebrate on your own at home? You are welcome here.

You are minimalist? You are welcome here.

You are over the top extravagant? You are welcome here.

You struggle with anxiety? You are welcome here.

You struggle with depression? You are welcome here.

You have always been the girl on the outside looking in? You are welcome here.

You’re the girl who always seems to find a tribe wherever she goes? You are welcome here.

Your marriage is fit for a hallmark movie? You are welcome here.

Your marriage is hanging on by a thread or already broken? You are welcome here.

No matter how you are navigating this crazy journey, you are welcome here!

Friend, this motherhood gig is hard enough as it is! We don’t need to make it harder by forming cliques and taking on the “you can’t sit with us” mentality. We are all doing the best we can to raise our kids to be decent human beings. We were each created perfectly to be the mother our kids need. No other woman, no matter how perfect she may seem on that social media feed, was meant for the job of raising your kids. But we need each other too. We were meant to live in community, but that can’t happen if we’re constantly living behind masks, afraid of what another mom might think of us if we let the chaos show. And do you know what happens when we keep those masks up? We reinforce the idea that the women around us should keep theirs up to. So let’s drop the masks, open up our circles, slide up an extra chair or two and let other women know that they are welcome here.

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