What's A-Parent

Mother Writes About The Stresses Of Parenting, But The Beautiful Reasons Why It's All Worth It

"And then these moments happen."

What's A-Parent is a series highlighting those who get real about the hardships that come with raising kids. These often untold stories help show parents they are not alone in their struggle, and are doing an amazing job.

Oftentimes, people are made to feel like they're not enough, whether it's in their friendships, families, workplace, or elsewhere.  

Recently, Love What Matters shared Cassie Hilt's story from her blog, The Chronicles of Motherhood. This particular post details the stresses that come with parenting, but also highlights the joys — reminding moms why it's so important to go easy on themselves.

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"There are days when motherhood can be overwhelming. When the kids won't listen. When they argue constantly. When the crying and whining drowns out any laughter," Hilt begins, adding that balancing her own job, helping her kids with homework, making dinner, doing the laundry, and more, contributes to such stress.

Hilt says she has days where she feels like she owes her kids more. "They deserve more of my attention, more of my love, more of my time."

But, the post, attached to the photo of her two children sleeping side-by-side, takes a turn:

"And then these moments happen. These moments where they look so adorable and perfect. That make me think, I must have done something right. Something great, to be blessed with these amazing little humans. They love me on my worst days, and on my best."

"So to all the moms having a hard day, just remember ... we are tougher on ourselves than they are on us. Peek in on your sleeping babes tonight, give them a kiss, and give yourself a pat on the back. You survived another day, and you are blessed with an amazing gift — your child's love."

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