I never intended for #MomsLikeHer to become a ‘thing.’ I honestly created it as a personal outlet for me to unapologetically fan out as a new parent. When my son was first born, I was so obsessed that I would literally post pictures of him almost every day. Along with the pictures would be a daily update; “Bub had peas for the first time today!” “Bub went on his first field trip to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday!” “Omg yall, Bub has three and a half teeth!”
It got to the point where I started to feel like I was becoming the “annoying mom” that documented her kid’s entire life on her timeline. Even though I felt this way, I knew that I didn’t plan on letting up anytime soon. Shit, I went through hell and highwater for my son to get here so in my eyes, his entire existence was praise worthy.
I figured that instead of bombarding my random mix of followers with pics of my kid everyday; I’d create a separate tribe that would be specifically tailored towards moms like me. Moms who were slightly obsessed with their kids, moms who overshared maybe a little too much, angel moms of rainbow babies, warrior mamas fighting for their children, young moms, millennial moms, black moms who just wanted to spread their magic, mompreneurs, 9-5 mommies, woke mamas, tired mamas, heartbroken mothers, single moms, married mamas, baby mamas, future mommies and any other woman that was going and growing through a stage in her life.
If you follow my blog, then I want you to be able to relate to my stories, my struggles, my triumphs and my journey. If you’ve shared on my blog, then I pray that I’ve created a space that made you feel comfortable enough to be transparent, honest and freaking human.
To be honest, motherhood is the single most beautiful yet emotionally fucked up journey that I’ve experienced in my entire life. I had to find a way to document it somehow, and this made on hell of an outlet.
So yeah, I never really intended for #MomsLikeHer to become a thing. But thank God that it did. Thank you for sharing your journey and thank you for following mine. Happy Mother’s Day mama. Thank God for moms like you.