My first month in college I remember sitting down with my parents telling them, "I quit". What exactly was it that I was quitting when I wasn't "doing" anything anyway? A little bit of a different environment, a different schedule than the past twelve years of school that I was use to, a little CHANGE in my life and I'm ready to quit instead of taking it on full speed ahead?
I'll never forget my Dads response, "Give it your best, 100%, for one full year, then lets revisit you wanting to quit."
So I did, I gave it my best and graduated! We never had to revisit the "quitting" topic again. It was the best years of my life; challenging, difficult, exciting, all the attributes that come with the away-at- college experience that I would do all over again in a heart beat. Friends I still keep in touch with and lessons learned that I still keep with me to this day socially, financially, personally, physically, you get my point :) So why do I share this with you?
Motherhood, like a diet, you have days you want to quit, just throw your hands up in the air and say I'm done, and you have days you are so "on" and feel like you have just made mother of the year because you made it through the day.
Many of those OFF days come from myths that most moms buy into. Let me share with you some myths taken from a recent book I have read: