9 Reasons You’re a Good Mother

Feb 4, 2015 by

1.  You think you’re not.  You are convinced you’re doing it all wrong.  You try different parenting techniques and regardless of whether they are effective or not, you still question them.  You’re inconsistent.  You worry about every miniscule detail, both physically and emotionally. Your child doesn’t eat healthy enough, watches too much TV, gets too much attention, doesn’t get enough attention, doesn’t sleep well. You didn’t breast feed long enough. Did he have that cough yesterday?  Is he gaining enough weight?  Too much weight?  Stop.  The fact that you worry is a testament of how much you care and how utterly important you take your role, and that makes you a good mother.

 

2.  You have a fierce instinct to protect them.  You’re a gentle person who doesn’t enjoy confrontation or conflict.  But if someone crosses your child, you fly into crazy Mama Bear mode.  Your gentle nature goes right out the window.  You will do anything to protect your child, and that makes you a good mother.

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8 Things All Moms Know To Be True

Jan 16, 2015 by

There was a time that you thought it was just you.  It was only your kids who behaved this way or these things only happened to you. Then you started talking to other moms and you realized these truths were universal. Don’t ask why…they just are.

shoes

As soon as you buy a pair of shoes, their feet are guaranteed to grow. It’s inevitable, every time I buy my son a pair of shoes, two weeks later he comes home complaining that they are too tight.  It doesn’t matter that he was measured and professionally fitted for the sneakers or shoes, or that we left “room to grow in the toe.”

polite kid

Your kids behave better for other people than they do for you. “Your son is so polite! He is such a pleasure!” While I love hearing that from other people, I wish he would demonstrate those same qualities at home as often as he does outside the home.

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Trending: YouTube Videos for Minecraft Gamers

Oct 30, 2014 by

Son: “Mom, I need your iPad.”

Me: “Why? Are you finished playing XBox?”

Son: “I need to look something up on the iPad so I can play Minecraft.”

Me: Confused look

So, this is the new thing.  You don’t just play a video game anymore.  One gaming device is not enough.  Children are now watching videos on YouTube of other kids (usually teenagers and college-age boys) playing video games.  Yes, you heard correctly – they watch videos of people playing video games.  This is the adult equivalent of watching someone watch a TV show.  It makes no sense to me.  Yet, the littles are mesmerized by these teenage gamers running from Minecraft zombies or Mario  racing away in his little cart.

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On Learning Not to Give a S**t

Oct 10, 2014 by

Do you ever feel that push to be perfect? That inner voice that says, “If it’s not worth doing right, it’s not worth doing at all.” I do.  I hear it repeatedly in my head at work, at home, everywhere – I have all my life. It was my father’s mantra and it’s psychologically wired into me.  While it’s made me an exemplary employee and a spiffy housekeeper, it’s done a job on my confidence and creates a lot of anxiety – not a fun head game to play on one’s self.

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Movin’ On Up!

Jun 18, 2014 by

Today my son “graduates” from elementary school…and it feels kind of surreal.  Like all moms, I have a special part of my memory reserved for all those milestones; the moment I realized I was pregnant, his birth, first birthday…I don’t have to list them all, I know you get it.

He’s had other stepping up ceremonies – in daycare and pre-k, but today is a little different. This feels like an ending. I feel like we are leaving a significant part of childhood behind and embarking on the first stages of really growing up. It’s sad and scary and exciting and humbling all at the same time.  I can really see who my son is becoming as a young person in so many ways, physically, emotionally, and intellectually – and I love it!  In some ways he’s so grown up, yet in others he’s still a little boy.  It’s difficult to put into words and I’m still trying to work it out in my own head.

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