E. E. E. Volume 19

I feel like I’m the only one that feels this…but Mother’s Day doesn’t feel comfortable for me.I feel
E. E. E. Volume 19
By Elsie Escobar • Issue #19
I feel like I’m the only one that feels this…but Mother’s Day doesn’t feel comfortable for me.
I feel a huge pressure to acknowledge and celebrate, and often fail miserably, at least around what you’re ‘supposed’ to do.
It’s this looming pressure to post something publicly or have some kind of party…like I have to DO when I really simply want quiet.
I’m feeling all convoluted as you can sense. I think it’s guilt. It always feels like it’s not enough sometimes.
And my child woke up with some kind of tummy flu and has been in the bathroom since early this morning, so maybe that has something to do with it. 🙄
She’s ON some part of me or has been on some part of me, and when that happens it really feels like my own body isn’t my own.
I’m feeling FEISTY

There are a couple of quotes from this article that made me almost scream out loud YES. Actually, skim the whole thing and just read the last two paragraphs. 
❝Evidence suggests that the original idea was for a “Mothers’ Day” — a day for mothers, plural, not a day for one’s own mother — on which mothers would get together for a day of service to help out other mothers who were less fortunate than they were❞ 
That I can resonate with. I would love to be able to get together and support mothers or A mother that feels alone, unsupported and disconnected, without expectations that she needs to feel a certain way.
It would do wonders for all of us!
To wrap it all up for you, I’M TOTALLY NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!! Check this out.
Well, grumpy me will now do one of my most favorite things ever (totally NOT being sarcastic) I’m going to edit the newest episode of The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast.
Although there are times when doing all the bits to podcasting feels overwhelming, there are times when I really enjoy the time it takes to put it all together.
Rob, my co-host has an epic rant and I had such great time recording with him 😁 Podcasting for the win…*again*.
Big love to you!
And chat with you next week. I’m sure the grumpies will have moved on 😜
Truth be told this was very therapeutic.
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PS. I also feel that each stage of Mom should be allowed to feel what they are feeling. I’m sure my Mom would appreciate all three of us showing up and loving her to bits, simply being with her all day, uninterrupted by our individual families as it ‘used to be’. I would love to give her that.
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