Hey mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose, the short actionable podcast for mamas who want more on Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Mama, have you ever tried to fit into a box? There’s this description of who you are supposed to be and what you’re supposed to do… a “stay at home mom” is supposed to do this. A “working mom” is supposed to do that. And “entrepreneur moms” should be doing this. And there’s all these rules and things that you should be doing in order to fit that title. And Mama’s Daily Dose is… quit trying to fit in a mom box. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted
“Stay at home mom,” “working mom,” “full time working mom,” “part time working mom,” “work at home mom,” “entrepreneur mom,” “step mom…” Oh, all of these different mom titles and boxes, they each have this kind of description that goes with them or what you should do in order to fit in that box.
And I know this very well, because I’ve tried to fit in those boxes. I tried the working mom thing. And I felt super overwhelmed. And like I was half assing everything. I was half passing my job. I was half passing being a wife, I was half passing being a mom. So I’m like, okay, you know what, I’m just gonna full ass being a mom. So then I’m a stay at home mom. But I’m like, Man, I feel like I want more. I feel like I should be contributing more, I want to do more too. And then I was like, Okay, now I’m going to be entrepreneur, mom. And then I’m entrepreneur mom. And then it’s like I’m having to spend all this time working on my business when I want to be spending time with my kids. And it’s like, what…where am I fitting in this box? Why can’t I fit in any of these and I’m trying all of them out and none of them are fitting!
And that’s because you aren’t meant to fit in a box. You are meant to be you. And I went through nearly four and a half years of trying to fit in these different boxes, until I said “F that! This is me. Here’s the Meghan box over here, and I’m going to do me screw when other people think, what I’m supposed to be doing, I’m going to be me.” And that’s the happiest I’ve ever been, is when I stop trying to fit in these roles. And these boxes. And these titles. There is freedom in being you.
Mama, your action today is to try something new. Maybe it’s out of the ordinary in what your role is as a mom. But sometimes you got to try stuff to not only figure out if you like it, but figure out if you don’t like it. So go and do something new today. Maybe something you’ve wanted to try for a while. Or maybe it’s something that a “stay at home mom” doesn’t do or “working mom” doesn’t do. Go out and do something new. And if you haven’t already, something new you can do is leave a rating and review for this podcast. If you’re loving it, share it with other mamas, that is how this podcast grows. And we get Mama’s out there that are confident going after what they want, and setting their kids up to do even better than we are! And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.
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Meghan Q Barrett is Mom Success Coach who helps mamas figure their sh*t out so they can create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt.
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