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It’s ok if Your Role Changes

It’s ok if Your Role Changes

If you’re like me, you might log into social media and feel a little “less than” sometimes.

I see women on Instagram (who I truly admire) having babies and jumping right back into farm work without missing a beat.

I thought I’d be that mom. Turns out, I’m not.

Yesterday, I spent 5 hours in the tractor with my daughter loading/unloading the hay truck for Tom.

I’ve shared a lot on Instagram about how hard it’s been for me to take a step back from ranch work since having my daughter.

It felt really good to be back in that driver’s seat.

It also made me realize how much I actually love being home with my girl.

I had a wonderful time! My daughter was amazing and didn’t cry or fuss at all, but it was really eye opening for me.

I don’t WANT to spend all day every day in the tractor with my baby. I don’t want to have to come home at night and race through dinner/story/bath/etc.

Those 5 hours made me appreciate the slower pace my life is moving at now.

I guess what I want to say is, it’s ok if you’re not a “tractor mom.”

It’s ok if your role changes.

It’s ok to move into a slower phase of life.

It’s ok to enjoy it.

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