Yes, my blog is called honest momma, but I'd like to be clear: this is not a parenting blog, not really. Sure, there will be many posts dedicated to my life as a momma: the highs, the lows, and all the in-betweens. But honest momma wasn't created with the intent of staying on one subject. It was influenced by one way I identify myself, as a mom. I am, however, more than just a momma.
I am a woman who has walked this earth for 27 years. I am Jade and I love myself for who I am. I love Mexican food and binge watching The Office when I can't settle on anything else. I become obsessive when introduced to new things in life. I love musicals. There are times where I struggle with myself and feel lost, especially when it comes to figuring out what to do with my life. But for the most part, I'm comfortable in my own skin.
I am a wife. I've been married to my main man for over two years now and we're going on six years of being together. I met him when I was 21 and he was 45 but more on that later...
And lastly, and not because I think of it in last place but because it was the last thing I became, I am a mother. In a season where I felt so lost with myself and my identity, giving birth to my son and raising him gave me a purpose. On the many, many days where I doubt my abilities as a wife and struggle with myself, my role as a mother has held steadfast. But if we're being honest here, which I always try to do, there are days where I doubt my abilities as a mother and that's okay! That's life. And I love being a momma, I revel in it, I know I was made to be Easton's mom. But I will always be more than just Easton's momma.
I strongly believe that women should never be placed into one category or boxed into one identity. Women should not solely focus on their children and lose sight of who they really are at their core; we are wild, funny, honest, creative beings that should be celebrated for those reasons and more. Society might tell you that ideal is selfish, but it's not. You are a person first and mom second. You are honest momma.
Also huge shout out to my friend, Rachel, who so graciously helped me with this post!
I'm a twenty-something mama who honestly has no clue what I want to do in life at the moment. For the longest time that scared me but now I embracing it and documenting it here.