MOMS: You know how it can go. . .
You have one bad moment with your kiddos, and everything starts to spiral. Then it turns into a bad day, a bad week, and you find yourself questioning everything
“Am I a good Mom?? Am I making the right decision? What the hell am I even doing?? What do I actually know?? Am I doing this right?” Once the self doubt creeps in, it can eat you alive. And, then, if you start comparing yourself to other moms and THEIR decisions & parenting, then you will eventually learn that comparison is the thief of joy.
A sweet friend reminded me the other day that if I DIDN’T worry about whether or not I was being a good Mom, then THAT would be a problem. Ain’t that the truth?!
There is NOT one right way to be a mother. Your home, your decisions, and your family likely look different than mine. We all wear the role of motherhood differently…and that’s as it should be. We were given the opportunity to raise individual children who have individual personalities and needs. And let’s not forget the fact that we are individual women with our own strengths, weaknesses, and beliefs.
There’s so much individuality that it should be explicitly clear to us that there is not one correct parenting method. So, then why do we let all the little choices we make become such a big deal that we question our very own ability to be a good Mother?
It’s great to get advice from your girlfriends, your Mom, and parenting blogs, especially if it’s your first baby and you haven’t a clue what to expect! But, I encourage you to give yourself the freedom to choose what works for YOU. Have confidence in your choices. Confidence is always key!
As I write this post, these are all reminders that I need to hear for myself!
You’ve got this, mama!