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The Thing about Motherhood

The thing about motherhood is, you give up your body to grow your little human. You eat more vegetables. You run to the bathroom three times every night. You try to sleep while your little human moves and hiccups in your body. You are tired and swollen and fat and sick and yet, when we have a pregnant friend, we marvel in the miracle of it.

The thing about motherhood is, the second they lay that sweet, squeaky baby in your arms, your whole life, your whole heart, and every feeling you've ever had is right there looking at you with one hundred percent trust. And in that moment, you evolve into someone who no longer lives for themselves.

The thing about motherhood is, in the very first minute of becoming a mother, you are instantly aware of the magnitude of your own mother's love for you. Suddenly every situation you ever weathered with her makes perfect sense.

The thing about motherhood is, we eat second, we sleep less, we cry more, we worry the most, we try so hard, we cushion…
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Ten Things

A quick reflection for today...

1. When you make yourself vulnerable, people feel safe with you.
2. Life is hard, but you are stronger than you can ever imagine.
3. When you walk through the light at the end of the tunnel, it is worth every minute of pain.
4. Own your mistakes with every ounce of bravery you can muster up.
5. The happier you are alone, the more open you are to loving someone else.
6. The frequency you send out into the world, is the frequency you attract back in.
7. Give compliments. Say them right to that person's face. They mean more than you will ever know.
8. Be kind to yourself. Don't talk badly about You. If you say nice things to You, you just might start to believe it.
9. Find "your thing" and do it with foolish abandon. Whatever it is, make it happen.
10. The greatest thing anyone can ever tell you is, YOU LOOK SO HAPPY. It is the true reflection of what you feel on the inside, beaming out of you for others to see. Hold that compliment lik…