“I’m not like regular moms, I’m a cool mom” said literally every mother… ever. But what really makes a mom cool? Isn’t cool a subjective word anyways? If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then cool definitely falls into the same category. And kids’ minds are also easily shaped, so essentially, you can make them believe whatever you want. But being a cool mom is more than that. It means appearing cool to other moms too, not just your kids. And if you so desire this type of coolness, be prepared to do the following.
We are millennials, and we are moms, and some of us choose not to get married (yet... or ever). Choosing to be remain single has less to do with turning away from traditional values and more to do with choosing the freedom to build your own life. So stop apologizing for choosing the path that is best for you. Sometimes, choosing to be happy also means choosing to remain single.
I want to have it all. I want to water my grass so it’s greener than everyone else’s. I want to be so busy watering my own grass and sculpting it into the perfect little manicured paradise, that I literally have no time to worry about my neighbor’s grass. And even if I did have time, I wouldn’t nitpick them for the angle at which they mow their yard , or stress that their green is prettier than my green. No, no, no. There is no time for that nonsense!
Describing life as a single mother can be done in four simple words: the struggle is real. You wake up everyday knowing that you are about to embark on an exhausting journey that requires at least two more hands than you have available, your patience is still running on empty from last night’s power struggle over eating vegetables, and bedtime cannot possibly come soon enough. And did I mention, once you finally collapse for the night, tired and defeated, you get to wake up and do it all over again tomorrow.