I’m Jazmyne. A 32 years old mother of four (three boys and one girl). I’ve been with my husband for 10 years, married for 7. We met in Indianapolis, IN which is where three out of the four of our children were born. Then one day in 2016 (shortly after the New Year) I decided I wanted to move. I wanted to uproot my entire family, our jobs, our home, literally everything and move. Where? California, somewhere we basically knew no one because I was unhappy.
It took me 5 years to figure that out, and even at this point I still didn’t quite understand. What I did know was that I needed to try something new. Surrounded by “loving” friends and family everyone but me dictated my motherhood. What others thought was right, I did. What I saw on social media, I copied. I spent the first years of my motherhood journey miserable, self conscious and afraid to be the mother I wanted to be. Living in the shadows of others thoughts and opinions. This move is lit a flame in me.
We were on our own. No more random visit from grandma to tell me how messy my house was. No more disapproving looks from siblings when my child cried “too” much. I was finally free. As scary as it was I embraced this journey and was finally able to own my motherhood. Becoming the mother I had always dreamt of.
Four kids later and I still make mistakes, but I’m finally okay with that. See how after 7 years I was able to change my perspective and start owning my motherhood.
Married 10 years, I didn’t find my happily ever after until I stopped living in a fairy tale. Sharing my struggles, advice and everything I’ve learned along the way.
I have learned so much from other mommas and just plain ol’ trail and error so I’m sharing it all here. Tips, tricks and everything in between.
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The “Perfect Mother” just doesn’t exist. So stop trying to be her and be yourself. That’s the mother your children need.
Sometimes even the best mothers need a reminder.