So I decided to do this 30 day blog challenge that I found online. The idea is 30 posts in 30 days, but we'll see just how well I do on that. My blogging has become more sporadic, because I feel like I don't always have "blog worthy" thoughts. So I figured this 30 day post challenge would be a good way for me to stay motivated and just write.
Day 1: Meaning Behind Your Blog Name
My blog has had a few titles over the last year or so, but I finally settled on Beyond Motherhood. I chose it, because while I am a mom now, I wanted to remind myself that I am more than that! I think it's so easy for moms to forget that they aren't just caregivers and cleaners. I know that I get wrapped up in all the little details of my life as a mom and forget that "Mommy" is only one part of my identity.
I am a wife, daughter, sister, friend, and woman! And every single one of those titles is important as well. I need to remember to take the time to be a good wife and to take care of myself also. It's okay for me to leave Sarah for a few hours and just enjoy shopping or chatting with friends. I struggle with guilt when I take time for myself or date night with my husband. But I know that I need those things to be a happy and refreshed mom to my kiddo!
So when I log into my blog I see my title and remember that I can love my daughter (and my yet to arrive son) but that I need to remember the other parts of myself as well. Otherwise, I will cheat my children out of a fully charged and happy mom.