Why I’m Refusing to Compare Myself to Other Women.

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  1. Laura J

    October 6th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    this is so true. I say as long as my baby is healthy and happy, that's all that really matters! and I also ate chick-fil-a whenever I wanted. šŸ™‚

  2. Kaliwood

    October 6th, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I love this. I'm not a mom and am terrified to ever be one. When I see the millions of advice comments on pregnant bloggers' posts, it's stressful! I love that you're finding humor in it and doing it your way!

  3. Jackie @ A Better Me

    October 6th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I have an overweight friend that just had a baby. She said you should actually lose so much weight because of the morning sickness that by the time you're full term you still weigh less than your pre-pregnancy weight. Just some of the ideas people come up with are crazy.

  4. Nessaa E.

    October 6th, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I'm not a mom-to-be, but I can still relate to this. Comparing yourself to others just stresses the mind and makes things so much more stressful! Good for you for refusing to compare yourself to others šŸ™‚

  5. MakeMeUpMia

    October 6th, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Love this so much! You are going to be a fabulous mother too <3

  6. Rachel

    October 6th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Yes, yes yes! Thank you. I so needed to read this.

  7. P!nky

    October 6th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Everyone has an opinion, but yours is the one that matters :)!

  8. Michelle A

    October 6th, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    you last few sentences reminded me of this article:
    http://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-become-the-perfect-parent/

    its a good reminder šŸ™‚
    my daughter will be 3 months this month and what I've learned so far is that we're all making it up as we go. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

  9. Kristin DiCristofano

    October 6th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    love this! I'm excited to see you step into your role as mommy, you are going to be amazing!

  10. Amanda

    October 6th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    This is great šŸ™‚ Like most things, everyone has an opinion on what you should/shouldn't do but at the end of the day, you've gotta do what you feel is best. Nobody has all the answers, they only know what worked for them.

  11. Southern Komfort Blog

    October 6th, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    You're going to do great! It's so easy to compare ourselves and what we do to others. And it can be so stressful!

  12. Elena @ baby Ridley bump

    October 6th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Love this! Very true! And I don't even have kids yet!

  13. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    October 6th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Everyone has to do what's right for them and their family. You go girl!

  14. Kate at Green Fashionista

    October 6th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Oh girl I can't even imagine all the mixed advice you must be getting, but you're going to be amazing! Can't wait to see how easily you transition into mommy-hood <3

    Green Fashionista

  15. Steph G

    October 6th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Yes! 10000% yes. Everyone has an opinion, but you have to learn how to filter it all. I think it's amazing that you learned this before you let yourself get too overwhelmed by all the information.

  16. Margaret

    October 6th, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Oh man- the comparison game when expecting is rrrrough. Everyone has their opinion of what pregnant woman should or shouldn't do….whether they are pregnant themselves or moms or never have had a child or a man. Trying to maintain confidence in yourself and your decisions is hard when everyone around you is trying to tell you something different.

    You do you girl! You're going to be an amazing mom (and rock this pregnancy!).

  17. Anastasia Ivy

    October 6th, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    The best advice I ever heard was listen to your body.

    I have recently started following your blog, so hello!

  18. Lindsay Latimer

    October 7th, 2015 at 1:03 am

    This applies to so many things in life and it's so TRUE. People (mostly) mean well, but there is no blueprint to life! You are doing great, lady.

  19. amy johnson

    October 7th, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Amen sister! Just do YOU! You will be, and are already, a great mom! šŸ™‚

  20. Emily @ Ember Grey

    October 7th, 2015 at 1:46 am

    šŸ™‚ I think I smiled the entire time I read this. I'm not even a mom yet and have already been getting a slew of advice, like "Sleep as much as you can now" and "You and your husband should go on as many dates as you can" and "Make sure to start reading the baby books now because when the baby is here, you won't have time" and on and on and on. And I say this, how about if we ASK for advice, then we can chat about whatever has been asked? Until then, let's celebrate each other and the fact that it's a GREAT thing we women find different ways of doing things. Because we're resourceful and smart and do what's best for OUR family! Amen, sister. I hear you!

  21. Fairy Princess Jord

    October 7th, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Don't compare yourself, that is the only advice I would even feel qualified to give and it looks like you're already following it!

  22. Everygoodthingblog by Melissa

    October 7th, 2015 at 2:43 am

    You definitely have the right mindset Chelsea! I agree, there are so many different things people say and do out there but when it comes down to it, you really just have to do your best and what's best for you šŸ™‚ keep rockin' it girl!

  23. Krysten Quiles

    October 7th, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Such a good way to think of things. I have a hard time not comparing myself but I try hard to just be myself and let whatever happens happens.

  24. Hot Tea and the Empty Seat

    October 7th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I totally feel you girl!! I'm realizing that nothing is "wrong" or "right" besides the obvious things like no tackle football šŸ˜‚ because everyone has their own opinion. Esp with vaccanations!!! I asked my personal facebook for RESOURCES on them and everyone just have me their opinion. Lesson learned šŸ˜‰

  25. Helene in Between

    October 7th, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    this applies to SO many aspects in our lives! so good girl.

  26. Rachel

    October 7th, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I feel like you could easily re-write this post so that it applies to non-moms too! Women are constantly comparing themselves to other women and it's not good! You do what you feel is right for you and your family. That should be enough.

  27. Jenn, hellorigby.com

    October 7th, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    You're going to be a great mom, regardless of all the crazy things people tell you! I think some people don't know that sometimes just giving their support is all that's necessary! šŸ™‚

  28. Catherine Short

    October 7th, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Sheesh. We really complicate things! Haha. Good for you in knowing that all of this is a bit crazy. I think if we listen to our bodies we generally know what is good or not good for us!

  29. Madison, ahomemadehappilyeverafter.com

    October 14th, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I love this post. I became stressed out by what people told me as well as what I read online and I wish I wouldn't have. I still do this as a new mom and this was a good reminder to relax a little. You're going to be a great mom and he's a lucky little guy.

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