#Mom Life

“This mom sh*% is not for the faint of heart”, will inevitably be printed across my tombstone as it is my most used phrase since having become a mom a meager two years ago.

I say it when an old friend reaches out to catch up, when my husband checks in to see how my day is going, when I’m changing my 100th poopy diaper of the day or when I am trying to rationalize negotiating the demands of someone who can barely speak in three word sentences. No truer words have ever been spoken because well, “this mom sh*% is not for the faint of heart.”

Mom life quotes. Self care for busy moms.

Motherhood is arguably the toughest gang I’ve ever been apart of! And while it’s honestly the only gang I’ve ever been apart of I’d put my money on a Mama Bear over the leader of any well known gang any day of the week. (We don’t play about our kids.) The initiation process is also a million times harder! Trust me. I got initiated May 13, 2018 after 18 hours straight of agonizing hazing. I lie to you not, after being asked by the nurse how I felt I answered, “I feel like a bad bi*%,” while cuddling my newborn baby in my arms. And that’s honestly how I felt.

You see, they say that the human body can only withstand 45 units of pain, yet at the time of birth a mother can experience up to 57 units of pain. They equate that to 20 bones getting fractured at once. Now I didn’t fact check this and I’m honestly not sure how credible a Facebook meme can actually be, but if you’ve experienced the pain of contractions first hand then you know, they might be on to something here.

I rep #MomLife like Tupac repped Thug Life because it’s honestly just as hard. Have you ever tried to navigate a full blown, fall out on the floor tantrum in public? I’d rather risk it all selling drugs! (I’m kidding obviously… but like not.)

Mom life quotes. Self care for busy moms

So, cheers to all the Mamas who are raising good humans the best way they know how, stumbling through motherhood ever so gracefully. I’m here to let you know you are not alone because honestly, we’re all just Winging It.

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Hey, I’m Syd! I’m a proud Wife, Mama and Christian. I started this blog as a passion project. My own little corner of the internet where I could brain dump. I’d like to think of myself as equal parts Black Girl Magic and Suburban soccer mom. In other words, you can easily find me rocking my kinky-curly fro, blasting 90s R&B music on my way to enjoy some Me-Time with a Starbucks at Target. If any of that makes sense. My hope is that you’ll visit often to keep up on how I’m navigating Motherhood and that my mishaps and lessons bless you in some way.

18 thoughts on “#Mom Life

  1. ❤️❤️❤️ cheers to the super women of the world! This was beautiful! Raw, honest yet gracefully said. I love you & I’m so proud that you’re telling your story because it’s one that people should hear.

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  2. This is so beautiful sis. Every word true. I don’t even have kids yet I can relate lol. This is so right on time. As people around the world are stuck in the house, being forced to raise their kids, they definitely need a source who can speak their mind for them!

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  3. Omg Syd this was so raw and I Love it !! I’m so proud of you ! Great job on the first piece . What you wrote was sooo true !! I related in so many levels . 😩😩

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  4. This was the most truest post I seen so far…i completely understand everything you wrote it touch my heart in more ways than many…being able to be someone’s mother is best thing god can give it opens doors and opportunities for more thank you for saving and I can’t wait to read more

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  5. I’m so proud of you! Continue to be true, honest, raw, real, beautiful, and funny! Take it from a OGM(original gangsta mom) you go this and then some!
    Love always,
    Aunt Charmagne

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  6. So proud!! What a great first post to set the tone of you blog. It was long overdue, but glad you finally took the leap. I can’t wait for the next post. You make me want to be a mom now!! Lol

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  7. I’m soooo proud of you Syd!!!!! It’s such a pleasure watching you grow into this amazing woman. This was an awesome first post and you had me cracking up at your response to the nurse 😂. Love you much and can’t wait to read more!!!!!

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  8. The sacrifice doesn’t stop like ppl say the hustle don’t stop lol and once we get a say called break it almost feels like something’s missing or has gone wrong cheers to this new happy place we call mom life as we know it

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  9. Yasss sis , I’m sooo here for this ! ❤️ It’s very often that women can’t find the words to describe what goes into being a mother and this is just raw and uncut. This a good read for everyone including men to truly understand the power of a mother and what she may be thinking after child birth.Im soo proud of you of for starting this blog , I always admired the hard work and raw stories you’d share about your life and I just soak it all in, even as a childless single women. Lol

    Now is the perfect time for the world to hear the real deal and I love you for this! 😘

    Mom life=Thug life, periodt

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  10. Congratulations Sydney! Will be sharing with my other mommy friends! Even though I’m not a mother yet, given that I work in postpartum, I will surely be checking in to hopefully get a better understanding of what some one my mommies may be feeling, without the fluff! Lol anyways, congrats again, can’t wait to watch this blossom! 🥳🥳🥳

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