16 Comments

  1. Jennifer
    October 27, 2017 @ 4:21 pm

    Amazing authentic communication!! Why I love you so and I am gravitated to your IG. I have 4 kids (1 boy & 3 girls) grown and I relate ???? to what your saying and your current season. There is no prototype for being a good mom/Best mom … being you & loving unconditionally with your kids/family is the BEST- your way !! Genuine lasts, molds, loved & respected.

    Love ya!
    Jennifer

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    • Anna Monteiro
      October 27, 2017 @ 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much for you kind words! Love,
      Anna

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  2. Lindsay
    October 27, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

    I love your honestly and I’m there with you. Also, if it helps I cry like at least once a day. ????????‍♀️ momlife is tough! We are in it together and sharing the not so great stuff takes courage and helps other moms know they aren’t alone. ????

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    • Anna Monteiro
      October 27, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

      Thank you so much for reading Lindsay! It is really comforting knowing I am not the only one struggling.
      XO,
      Anna

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  3. Stefana Silber
    October 27, 2017 @ 6:29 pm

    The only people who ever judge a mom are people who don’t have kids of their own! I have three kids and I yell all the time. I’m also not a “sit down on the floor and play with kids” type of mom. I like a clean and put away house and that’s what gives me sanity in a life full of out of control moments. And yes, kids can be real butt holes sometimes. I have three of them! But they will be fine. They have their whole lives ahead of them while we need to practice self love and self care and live our lives as individuals too. I’m sure your life looks perfect on the outside to many people too. And thank you for sharing the not so pretty and IG-perfect side of it too. Parenting is hard! Especially when you have a spirited and temperamental child (I have one of those too!) I was insecure when my kids were younger – especially when parenting in public. I just learned not to care what people might think of me or my kids.

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    • Anna Monteiro
      October 27, 2017 @ 7:24 pm

      Thank you Stefana. Boy you must be so busy with three kiddos, I feel like I am drowning with two. Thanks so much for reading and for the kind words. It means so much to me!
      Love,
      Anna

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  4. Allegra Liu
    October 27, 2017 @ 6:42 pm

    So true, thank you for this! It is hard and frustrating and not very fun at times. I love being a mom but it is not easy. My kids are 10 and almost 7 and they have intense personalities. I yell and regret it but I try to
    remember I’m only human. I have that struggle with volunteering or not as well. I have a business (as an on call mobile veterinarian) and and sometimes just need down time even though I could find the time to volunteer. It’s ok. We are all doing the best we can and we are good moms because we care. I think it’s important to support each other and not judge.

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    • Anna Monteiro
      October 27, 2017 @ 7:22 pm

      Thank you for reading Allegra. It is so comforting to know I am not the only one struggling. Sending hugs to you and your crew!
      Xo,
      Anna

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  5. Ann Marie
    October 28, 2017 @ 2:33 am

    I did the volunteering, the clean house (so Mums dropping off their kids to play would be impressed), I did the big sleep overs with themes……You want to know what my , now 21 year old daughter remembers….. the simple little things you said coffee shop visits, library time and that I knew where her stuffie was… You are doing great! Your kids will remember that their Mum gave great hugs.

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    • Anna Monteiro
      October 28, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

      Wow that is so comforting to know. Thank you so much for reading, and leaving this message.
      XO,
      Anna

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  6. Sophie
    October 28, 2017 @ 2:39 am

    You’re not alone! We moms put so much pressure on ourselves. I just want my kids to reflect on their childhood as a time of love & happiness. I’m hoping all the love & joy we share outweighs the times I yell (which feels like all the time) bc they’re being assholes. I think all our worrying solidifies we’re doing something right…right?????????‍♀️????????

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    • Anna Monteiro
      October 28, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

      I think you’re absolutely right! Thank you so much for leaving this comment!
      XX,
      Anna

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  7. Amanda
    October 28, 2017 @ 11:55 am

    I appreciate how open and honest you are. We have all been there and felt the same way. Sometimes you lose your sh*t and that’s ok. Having mom guilt shows that you do care how you act and treat your kids but you know that they still love you and everything is going to be ok ❤️

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    • Anna Monteiro
      October 28, 2017 @ 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda!
      XX,
      Ana

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  8. Katarina
    November 24, 2017 @ 3:58 am

    I may not be a mom, but the fact that you’re so concerned with your kids means that you must be a good one. The PTA mom stuff is just decoration, at the end of the day your kids are the most important thing and everything else is secondary. I know I’m just a random person at the other end of a keyboard, but I admire your love for your kids. You’re doing a great job, don’t doubt it for a second.

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    • Anna Monteiro
      November 24, 2017 @ 11:55 am

      Thank you so much for the kind words. It really means the world to me. I have great days when I feel like a super mom, and then theres not so great ones.
      Thank you again.
      XO,
      Anna

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