Okay, let’s be real for a moment. Let’s talk about what makes a perfect mom. Honestly, is there one? Raise your hand if you have never messed up once while being on this wild roller coaster ride of motherhood. (Remember, perfect means: make (something) completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible.) ~source merriam webster dictionary
Okay, so we can agree to throw out that term perfect mom. Well, the media sure makes it seem like there really is one, but in reality there’s not. Here’s what there are… REAL moms, who are only human and at times will make mistakes (yes, that’s plural form). We’re all just taking each day as it comes and going to bed with a sigh of relief that we made it through another day! And hey, if you have to “fake it till you make it”, by all means whatever gets you through the day. I mean, come on, we are raising tiny humans. Are you still with me? Okay, good there’s a great point coming your way…Here’s what I want to get across. Since being a mom I have noticed how much pressure there is to compare your child to the norm. Yes, it’s our goal as a parent to have our child be as “normal” as possible, but what really is normal? I have not once seen a baby coincide with each other and act/behave the same (even twins!). We are all individuals, even moms. We all think, feel, move, and behave differently. I have found it difficult at times to embrace my individuality as a mom because I’m striving to be a perfect mom, when really that doesn’t exist. How can it when we are all so different?
We have to learn to become individuals with the role of motherhood. What works for one mom, may not work for another. In the end though we all have one common goal, for our children to thrive and survive.
There is not one mom that is better than another, I swear to you! In the end you’re the only one who truly knows what’s best for your child. You know how to comfort them, their schedule, and what their “favorites” are. Children need their moms to embrace who they truly are and not what pinterest or other social media outlets say. Your child wants the mother that you really are (even when it doesn’t seem like it).
In the end, just BE YOU! That’s what makes a perfect mom in the eyes of your child. Remember they are a small part of you, and they get you, when maybe others don’t.
My challenge for you this week is to embrace the individual that you are, but in a motherly aspect. (AND try not to judge others…) Remember, there isn’t a perfect mom out there. You’re NOT failing, you’re just being a REAL mom. You’re child already thinks the world of you, so show them how you can…
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