I saw a photo of one of my friends on the Facebook yesterday.
She was happily swimming in the pool with her family on vacation.
No one was crying. No one was whining. Everyone had their goggles, and there wasn’t any fighting over who was going to be Marco and who would be Polo.
I immediately wondered what kind of magic sauce she had access to that I had missed the line for.
How was she back to pre-pregnancy weight so easily?
How was it that all the kids were so well-behaved?
How do you go on vacation with young kids and not have any stress?!
I don’t know about you, but I find myself caught up in this game of comparison more than I would like to admit.
Even though I know better, I still do it sometimes.
No one’s life is perfect.
And in fact, there is someone out there right now who thinks you have it all together!
Instead of comparing, we have to learn more self-compassion, and focus on more realistic expecations.
Listen today to hear:
all the ways I compare myself to other moms
what to do instead of comparing – comparing almost never lead to any good feelings
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Plus, a community of moms just like you who won’t judge, and will even encourage!
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