I know that going to get a pedicure won’t cure the burnout of a mom, but it feels pretty damn good to be alone for two hours without the kids. And that’s exactly what I’m doing right now. And it’s glorious.

I feel like social media has been such a buzzkill lately, especially with Election Day right around the corner. There’s so much trash talk and negativity and it don’t like it.

But there is also so much good on social media. So many ways to stay in touch with friends you don’t get to see nearly as much as you want. So many happy stories and reunions and hilarious memes.

So can we keep it positive people? Choose to use your social media in a way that makes you better, not in a way that makes you compare yourself to others or feel less than.

A large reason that I continue to stay on Facebook is because of my blog. I have a lot of loyal followers that can relate to my messy and extremely normal life.

So in the time of all this negative, I want you to know a few things about me.

I want you to know that it’s okay to be annoyed by your kids. Because parenting a tiny version of yourself is never easy.

I want you to know that me telling you that you don’t have to breastfeed longer than you really want because you don’t want to “let anyone down” is coming straight from my mom heart and personal experience.

I want you to know that I love my kids so hard that it hurts sometimes. And that I have just as many great times with them as I do bad.

I want you to know that I’m aware it’s not the classiest move to use the word shit in my blog posts, but I write how I speak so I don’t really give a shit.

I want you to know how hard it was and still can be to struggle with depression and anxiety. And how absolutely exhausting it can be to put on a happy face when you’re feeling so low.

I want you to know that everything I post on this blog and my Facebook page comes from a place of genuine love, humor and sometimes frustration. Because life is messy.

And I will continue to write about it because other people can relate to me.

I will continue to write about it because moms reach out to me and thank me for sharing my experiences with my young children and how hard and overwhelming it can be.

I will continue to write about it because depression and anxiety should not be stigmatized and we need to change that narrative.

I will continue to write about it because I can. And because it is my life. And my story.

So let’s keep it positive and spread those kind vibes that so many people are craving in their lives.

Until Next Time,

Jamie ✌🏻❤️🦅🌮