I have to remind myself of this several times throughout the day.
Especially when it comes to parenting and motherhood.
My road to motherhood was a long and bumpy one that had detours and pit stops.
I think because I had to go through so much to be a Mom, I put immense pressure on myself to be the PERFECT Mom.
I know all parents feel pressure to do a good job…I mean you are raising (another human being) a little person, molding their beliefs, their values, helping to shape the people they will be come, there couldn’t be a more pressure packed job than that!
I remember being nervous to take my first adopted cat home from the shelter. Did I buy the right food & litter, would she know how to get around the house, would she sleep in her bed (ha ha as any cat owner knows the only cat bed you need is YOUR bed)?
Let alone the day we took my daughter home from the hospital. OMG I was a nervous wreck. I would have stayed a MONTH at the hospital if they would have let us. I remember us getting home and thinking “ok now what???”. Where was the nurse to help me feed her, burp her, bath her, know what her cry meant (and then what to do), etc.!
My daughter is now 2 and the perfect blend of my husband and I...she is funny and feisty like him and organized and sociable like me.
I have to realize my daughter doesn’t expect me to be perfect, she just expects me to love her unconditionally, keep her safe, play with her, and ya probably provide her snacks :).
It’s much more simple when you think of it that way.
I read a funny post today that totally ties into this post. Read it here…
I reposted it on my FB page and said “OMG sooo true and you who know me know I not only read the books I tabbed and highlighted them ha ha”.
You can over think everything, read too much, follow too many blogs, and receive too many newsletters.
Keep it simple
Type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.