A Love Letter to All Moms
I love you. Yes you. With the macaroni in your hair, the spit-up on your shirt, and the load of laundry at your feet. Or you, trying to wrangle a toddler into her carseat before you get yelled at AGAIN by daycare for being late. And especially you- exhausted, stretched too thin, and wondering if you’re doing this whole parenting thing right.
You’re doing an amazing job. Whether you breastfeed or bottle feed, public or private or home school, baby wear or don’t. I don’t care. I think you’re doing an amazing job. You’re raising tiny humans and teaching them what love is. What is more important than that?
I respect and admire you. I do. Especially because you’re probably wondering why. You may be thinking “my house is always a mess” or “I never have time to cook my family the meals I want to” or “I let my child watch too much tv today (or this week, this month etc)”. You’re probably listing all the reasons in your head why you don’t deserve my respect and admiration. But oh the things you’re doing right my dear!! That scraped knee? You patched it up like a boss. And even though you had the most exhausting day at work, you managed to read Goodnight Moon five times for your little one without falling asleep. And toddler tantrums almost made you rip out your hair today/become an alcoholic/run away screaming. Almost. But you didn’t. And you put that crazy little troublemaker to bed with a hug and a smile anyways. And when your tiny one is up all night with colic? You know just the way to bounce and sway to comfort her to sleep. You love, you heal, you nurture. So yes, I respect and admire you.
The day to day of motherhood is hard. Oh so hard. So whatever your situation: I love you. I think you are extraordinary. You are doing a beautiful and selfless thing every day.
I just thought you should know that.
This was honestly so lovely to read!! I don’t think us mummies give ourselves enough credit so Thank You! ❤️
This is too sweet. I can’t exactly relate to this right now, as I’m currently pregnant with my first. But this really did touch my heart. For some reason I’m not too worried about the infant/toddler stage. It’s the teenage years that scare me! Hopefully, I can find an ode to motherhood for that period of life too!
This is a lovely post. I can feel the love.
And I cried! Thanks Jess! Lol
I love this! And you read Goodnight Moon a million times also? Thank God – I thought I was the only one 🙂 Motherhood is tough and messy, but dang, it’s the best. Thanks for this reminder, mama!
This is so sweet! I constantly second guess my mothering skills and reasons why I can’t keep it all together. It’s so nice knowing other mothers understand and aren’t just judging my every move! Love you too btw, you make mothering look easy!
Aww I love this!!! So often we forget that other mom’s need support too!
I’m not even a mom and this got to me. Awesome writing per usual girlfriend! Sending all the love and support you’re emulating here right back atcha, pretty momma!
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One of my favorite posts you’ve ever written. Thank you for this! I love you!!
Love that you are supporting and encouraging mothers every where. We need each other to lift our burdens and help us smile. Hope you had a lovely day too!
This is such a lovely post. i felt so emotional after reading it. Love your writing style.
I love this! There are so many moms who doubt themselves and they NEED to read this.
I so agree motherhood is so hard. Moms need each other for support.
What a great post. It is hard work, but it is really worth it.
Moms work 24/7 365 days a year yet we don’t give ourselves much credit. This was a nice read and reminder. Thank you.
Awe, I love this so much! Thank you for posting it <3
You are so adorable and sweet, it indeed seems like a tough job, someday im sure ill find out, thanks for sharing this!
Such a beautiful post. Being a mother is very special. Will be sharing this 🙂
You made me tear up a little, that was so sweet. I have been worrying constantly lately, if I’m doing things right and what else it is that I need to do. Thanks for the loving reminder. This made my day, really.
I absolutely love this! It touched me as it’s so real, you didn’t sugarcoat anything you said exactly what is on every parents minds!
Being a Mom is the hardest job in the world and you only see the results after all of the work is done. Glad Moms are finally getting the recognition that they deserve.
Beautiful post! Im not a mom yet but i want to tell my mom that she have been doing an amazing job!
Amen, mama! So so true!
I’m so blessed with my daughter M who always gives me love letters and thank you letters even there’s no occasion. We are so thankful for all the MoMs!
It’s important to find our worth in ourselves and in other mothers too. I think most of us are doing the best we can, and that feels pretty daggone good. 🙂
I am a mom and I love this post! Thanks for this! Glad you shared it.
Awww what a sweet and thoughtful post. Sometimes moms need to hear that they are doing an incredible job.
What a lovely post! It’s a great way to declare love to all moms! This letter touched me a lot! Thank you!
I think there are too many times where mothers bash one another instead of give praise. This was a refreshing post to read.
What a lovely letter! All of the mums need to hear such kind words of appreciation – I’m not a mum yet, but I truly admire them – they’re all doing an amazing job!
They may not act like it 100% of the time but kids do love their parents and despite their tantrums just want to show their parents how much they care for them and crave their attention!
This is wonderful! It’s so important to hear these words at times!
What a sweet read! This is perfect for the upcoming Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing.
I love your honesty and inspiration! Being a mom seems so incredibly hard. I love your encouragement.
Thank you for the great read. Sometime it is easy to get caught up in the “am I doing enough” moment. But the truth is we are all doing our best and that is good enough!
This is such a lovely open letter. So encouraging and TRUE 🙂
Awwww. You made me cry. I’ve been wanting to hear these words and it’s really reassuring.
I love the positivity and support for all moms. It’s all too often now to have moms attack others for not doing a certain thing.
So beautifully said, my friend!! You are always such an amazing support ❤️❤️
How sweet is this, Jessica?! I think “You’re doing an amazing job” is key. All moms need that reminder!
This is the nicest post I have seen! I’m planning to share it with my FB readers, if you are ok with that! I think more moms need to hear this!
This was such a sweet post! I’m not a mom, but I have a feeling my momma friends could use a pick-me-up. Definitely sending this post their way 🙂
Thank you was so sweet! Thank you! We love you too!
Thank you. I needed to read this today. I have 3 year old triplets! Jase, Henley, and Sadie are my miracle babies and I love them with all that I am…but threenagers x3. It’s a struggle to not break down into tears some days.
This was much needed today. Thank you! You are amazing!
Thank you for your kind words and support!
Thank you. This actually brought tears to my eyes. As a first time mom sometimes you just need to hear these words from someone and just believe it. Much needed today and I am so grateful.
Aw… you are so sweet and adorable and kind and loving…and I just love your love-letters. They are totally mindful of everything that moms do and its so well written and thought-out. mwah!
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I needed to read this. I had a very trying morning with one of my kiddos. It’s my birthday too so I hated that things got so heated, I was begging him not to make me go there and become “mean mommy” on my birthday and he just would not do what he needed to do so “mean mommy” came out. So frustrating!
Striking photo! I love this one if you both! Thanks for the kind words and love! I needed it!
You are so sweet! We all need to hear this!
You are an amazing and beautiful woman. Hope you know that. And thank you for the beautiful words. God bless you!
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This is the sweetest. Moms, all moms, need to hear this all the time, no matter how strong we are or say we are!
What a great way to recognize how we are all different at how we parent. We moms go through a lot every day starting from the time we have our babies, and even after they leave our nest. I absolutely love being a mom, even those hard parts.
This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, every mom needs to hear this.
What a beautiful and touching letter, from a Mom to other Moms. A thoughtful post that reach out all Moms and encourage them at the same.
This is so uplifting, thank you for sharing!
All moms need encouragement and this is such a great read. Momming is hard and I needed this today. Thanks for sharing.
I really love this because we often forget how much of a great job we are doing. We need to stop being so hard on ourselves and give ourselves more credit as parents.
I love this post Jess! YOU ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB AND YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING! Love you girl!
What an awesome letter! We definitely need to give ourselves more credit and reward ourselves. We are doing one of the hardest jobs in the world!
Wow what a beautiful post. This is so inspiring to moms. thank you.
What a lovely post. Thank you for thinking about all us moms. We love you too! 🙂
This was so lovely, and absolutely touching. Definitely a post I want to share with my mom and other moms in my life. So inspiring!
What a wonderful letter, As a mom of older kids you will look back and say it was all worth it.
This is lovely! I think being a mom is such a hard job. It can be so lonely sometimes. Encouraging words for sure.
I love this! I love everything about moms, and I’m not a mom, but they are so important and i know so many that are important to me. One day I hope to be a good mom.
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