I try not to compare myself to other people, and their friendships. I feel like the people I was once super close with, are drifting away. It makes me so sad, we're all having kids and our lives are busy with families and other life things, but it makes me sad to think that our relationships have changed. Sometimes I feel it's something I've done to make them not want to hang out with us (and I admit that it's kept me up more than once, contemplating this and wondering what I could do different), but in reality I think it's just life with a toddler, adjusting to a new norm with a toddler(s). In the course of a 15 year friendship, it's bound to change, and I hope when we come out on the other side it brings us closer together because we are both moms.
Wow that was emotional, so here's some other things that I do to help me feel confident as a mom. I have learned I need to accept some things, like when we decided that I would work for a few more years to get us more financially stable, and then maybe go part time or just be a SHAM. But this is what works for our family, I can't compare myself to other people who stay at home, we made this decision based off of what's best for our family. I feel thankful for what we do have, wonderful daycare lady for the kids who love them and treat them like her own. I constantly remind myself to be thankful for what I have:
A wonderful, supportive husband and two wonderful kids
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