Jen Sincero is my hero. She is like the post-transformation Sandy from Grease, cool as a cucumber
and sexy as hell. If you haven’t read her book, You are a Badass, I implore you to buy this book now. Better yet, listen to it on Audible. It’s voiced by the author and she is just as fun to listen to as to read.
You Are a Badass is one part cussy self-help, one-part The Secret, and all parts inspiring. Her stories are blunt, tongue in check, but raw and honest, her message is transformative, and her voice is just so damn cool. #girlcrush, anyone?
So in honor of Jen’s vision for her readers, I’m compelled to relay this message to us moms. Us — badass, super cool, Sandy from Grease — moms. Pssttt… that’s all of us moms, you included.
Because the truth is we are all freakin badasses. Anyone who has little humans relying on them to survive. To help them eat, sleep, grow and stay healthy. To teach them to walk, talk, and even compromise. To read, write, count, and eventually complain. Moms get this shit done.
Are you a mom? You are a goddamn BADASS. Are you a caretaker? You are AWESOME.
But Jen’s book isn’t all rah-rah cheerleading. She offers lots of advice on how to achieve your goals. I have taken a lot of suggestions to heart as I try to build my own securities and confidence towards my parenting and self-growth. Self-reflection, goal setting, vision boarding. All of these are simple but key strategies to help you grow your badassery in the mommy realm.
Personally, I love making vision boards. They are fun and inspiring. But I have my best experience at achieving big, hairy, audacious goals by goal setting (duh). I write my goals down, and there is something so phenomenally satisfying with crossing things off a list, don’t you agree? I recently got to cross off “Run a half-marathon” from my goal list and it felt good. I mean really good. Like, frosty ice cream cone dipped in chocolate on a 90-degree day, good.
What does being a mommy badass look like, anyway?
To me, it looks and feels like confidence. It is taking pleasure in the little things. Not sweating the small things. It means not questioning every decision I make. It is ignoring rude people, stupid questions, and unsolicited parenting advice. Most important, it is enjoying every Goddamn moment of parenting, because this is what I’ve always wanted and if the choice is to take it or leave it, I’m going to effin take it. YES!
Wow, that felt good to write. I have little beads of sweat forming above my eyebrows right now.
Who else is ready to unveil their inner badass? Who wants to not just look the part (because like I say above, you already are a badass, friend!), but to really feel it in your bones? Amazon one-click You Are a Badass, tell your kids it’s quiet time as you turn on the TV, and sit the eff down. You are a badass at being a mom!