To say that motherhood is difficult is an understatement. I never fully understood the beginning of its hardship until I carried my own child in my belly and gave birth to her. It’s not even the full tip of the iceberg. As a first time mother, each day with my eight month old is another day in Mom School. The moments of joy and being mesmerized by their cuteness are overflowing, and so are the challenges that come with raising them. After all, motherhood is a full time job. We cannot just choose the moments that do not involve numerous diaper changes, fussiness, tantrums, and us as mothers yearning to feel and look like the queens that we are once again.
Amidst the draining parts of motherhood, I make sure to remind myself that this is only for a season. A short and unbelievably fast season. Here are my 5 struggles as a first time working mom, in a no yaya household, in the time of a pandemic. These are situations that test my fortitude and continue to stretch me in ways I cannot imagine, but most of all, these are struggles that I get to turn into wins and remind me that no matter how challenging it gets, I was made for this and my heart will always flutter at the thought of being called Mommy.