meet jenn.
@theoverwhelmedmommy

A mama of 3 shares her motherhood journey in real honesty and vulnerability.

WHAT IS A REAL-LIFE MAMA MOMENT YOU HAVE HAD RECENTLY?

Ava had thrown tantrum number who-knows-what, Franky wouldn't let me put him down with creaming and I just had that mini freak out moment like, "wow, how am I possibly going to do this? How am I going to be a good mom with all of this going on?" It made me realize THIS IS OKAY. It's okay to be unsure and nervous and it's okay to not be okay. It happen to us. And for the first time probably ever, I didn't feel bad about not feeling okay. I finally accepted that i CAN be nervous, and I can be overwhelmed - I'm human and this learning experience is what will make me stronger and will shape me as the best mom to my kids that I can me. The best mom being far from perfect but perfect for them.

WHAT IS something that has surprised you about your babes?

I currently have 2 kids (4 and 1) and have another baby boy due in just a couple of months. I never imagined how different each child could be and how early those personalities start developing and shining through. Even when raised the same way, by the same parents.

Ava was an easy baby. Idependent, happy all the time. She's turned into a stubborn little girl who knows what she wants in life and will fight to get it - a little firecracker!

And then there's Franky, my one-year-old. He's happy but oh-so needy and he's the biggest snuggler you'd ever imagine. But he has the cutest little goofy side, even at 1 year old. He's always doing something to make us laugh!

Now I'm just excited to see how Hayes' littler personality will develop. 

HOW HAVE YOU GROWN AS A WOMAN SINCE BECOMING A MOTHER?

Oh I have grown so much since becoming a mom and with each new baby and each ney stage, I grow and change for the better! I've learned to become patience, I've learned to truly soak in the little things like watching my babies sleep, dancing with them and just soaking them in. I've learned to accept and even ask for help (which is something I never though I'd say in a million years) and with each baby, my heart has grown a million times over, more than I could have ever imagined.

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