As a stay-at-home-while-working-from-home-full-time mom, my journey through motherhood is all over the place.

When you have kids, the world get louder. Not just because kids are loud, but all of a sudden, the people around you are full of opinions. Opinions they can’t keep to themselves. In listening to these opinions, I have gone from feeling lost and like a failure to accepting that there is no one-size-fits-all parenting style (and still occasionally feeling like a failure).

My days are filled with joy and sprinkled with struggle. I find joy in being able to be at home with my kids and cherishing all of the little things, but the struggle of balancing a career and two toddler at home can be overwhelming.

I write about all these joys and struggles because motherhood is the single greatest responsibility I have ever been given and I don’t want to be in it alone. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a village to support a mom.

This is where you will find a collection of stories about Motherhood written by me.

  • One Ruud Mom by Jules Ruud They Are My Happy Place - When I thought about what I want and where I see my future going, all I could see were my kids. They are where I find the most joy. They are my happy place.
    They Are My Happy Place
    May 14, 2017
  • One Ruud Mom by Jules Ruud 5 Reasons My Toddler Couldn't Sleep - One of the things that I do for prosperity's sake is document things the kids say. Here are five reasons my toddler couldn't sleep.
    5 Reasons My Toddler Couldn't Sleep
    May 16, 2017

On one side, I am incredibly sentimental. I get wrapped up in embracing the little moments and truly appreciating how motherhood has changed me. On the other side, I have no idea what I am doing and I have to be able to laugh at myself.

Motherhood isn’t black and white, it’s a freaking rainbow on acid.

It is impossible to love every minute, but I am loving the whole journey.

Here’s to you being a part of it.

One Ruud Mom by Jules Ruud - because motherhood isn't black and white, it's a freaking rainbow on acid.