Change your expectations.
Maybe at the end of the day you want bottomless mimosas and stuffed French toast, but it’s important to make sure that your expectations are your own and not what Hallmark or social media is telling you they should be. Expectations and holidays seem to go hand in hand and all too often we are consumed with what they should look and feel like that we forget to focus on what we truly want them to be. For some us that may only be a trip to Ben and Jerry’s and taking our kids to the playground. Mothers everywhere are all too familiar with adjusting when things don’t go according to plan, but changing your expectations is way different than lowering them and it starts with making sure they reflect what you want in the first place. Mother’s Day is about what makes YOU feel appreciated and celebrated.
Toya Sharee is a sexual health expert who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.