Are You a Good Mom?

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are you a good mom?

When you held your newborn baby for the first time and thought, “Wow…what do I do now?”

You were a good mom…

 When you fed, bathed, clothed and stared at your baby with amazement even though you were exhausted and it was 3am…

You were a good mom…

 When you sat crying in the rocking chair overwhelmed with motherhood and thought you couldn’t face another day…

You were a good mom…

 When you chased after your toddler while you had spit up on your shirt and hadn’t bathed in a week…

You were a good mom…

 When you carried your screaming three year old out of the store because he refused to leave while EVERYONE watched…

You were a good mom…

 When you escaped into a locked bathroom for a moments peace…

You were a good mom…

 When you cried all the way home from the first day of Kindergarten…

You were a good mom…

 When you felt a little freedom on the first day of Kindergarten…

You were a good mom…

When you put bandages on “owies” and your kiss took away the tears…

You were a good mom…

When you realized all you could do was hug your child after his best friend hurt his feelings…but your heart was breaking in two…

You were a good mom…

When you sat crying in the family car after a sibling rivalry shouting match and you were overwhelmed with motherhood…

You were a good mom…

 When your child hit the home run to win the Little League game and you were yelling the loudest from the bleachers…

You were a good mom…

 When your child missed the soccer goal or was benched the whole game and you were still her biggest fan…

You were a good mom…

When your child said, “You don’t understand, everyone is doing it!” and you still said, “No”…

You were a good mom…

When you realized a kiss from mom wouldn’t fix all the “owies” anymore…

You were a good mom…

When your tween’s moods rolled in and out as tidal waves…and you thought you couldn’t take another day…

You were a good mom…

When you began to see your child as a young man or woman instead of a boy or a girl and wished you could turn back the clock just for a moment…

You were a good mom…

When you handed over the car keys to your teenager with a smile while inside you were falling apart…

You were a good mom…

 When you watched your son or daughter graduate high school or college and hoped everything you tried to teach them would stick…

You were a good mom…

 When you ask yourself every day, “Am I a good mom?” it is because you ask this question of yourself that…

You ARE a good mom.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this! I always struggle with thinking that sometimes I’m not good enough. I’ve done almost every single thing on this list at one point or another.

  2. With all the parenting labels out there, i.e. helicopter mom and attachement parenting, it’s nice to see someone writing about the purity of parenthood. I hate the question, “What’s your parenting style?” I feel like it just invites judgement. Good, simple post.

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