Mom Encourages Parents To 'Embrace The Glorious Mess That You Are'

"'I love it when your hair is all messy' can brighten a day quicker than the kids can destroy a room."

Family life is busy. Especially when parents have to balance work, school runs, play dates, and keeping the household reasonably in order. During the balancing act, certain important things can be forgotten, like actually spending real quality time with your partner. 

In an effort to remind other parents to not overlook such important things, mom Morgan Ramsey is encouraging parents in a Facebook post to try to carve time out of their days to check in with each other, and focus on their feelings.

"Sometimes you need to find the calm in the chaos."

The mom writes how parents can often wake up one day and realize how their lives went from focusing on what they should do as a couple, to asking about cleaning, whose turn it is to change the baby's diaper, and who should be the next person to get up with the little one in the night. "Suddenly you're disconnected from the easy-going, free-loving adventure your life once was," she writes. "You're exhausted, you're disheartened by the lack of attention you show each other. Most of the time, the children come first, but don't forget where it all began."

Ramsey states that the need for attention is real for humans, and so she's encouraging parents to have a time when they focus on something besides work, money, and kids.

"Ask your partner how their day has been, and listen to what they have to say. Do not minimize the burden of stress each of you carry on a daily basis, don't compare pain.".

Ramsey adds that a simple comment like "I love it when your hair is all messy" can brighten a day quicker than the kids can destroy a room. Similarly, a quick hug or kiss is a fantastic way to let your partner know you appreciate them.

In sad times, when you feel like crying, she encourages people to laugh instead. In closing, she encourages everyone to "embrace the glorious mess that you are." To highlight her point, Ramsey has included a portrait of her family from Delightful Stills Photography showing her daughter shaking a cereal box on the floor with her toddler walking without a diaper. In the back of the photo, Ramsey and her husband, Mike Hambrick, are attempting to "find calm in the chaos."

(H/T: Popsugar)

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