Just Being Their Mom is Enough

  1. Eryn says:

    Thank you for sharing this Nancy. Your posts are so uplifting and encouraging and so needed in the sometimes lonely world of motherhood.

    I struggle with the thought that because I do not believe I could ever be a full-time SAHM, I don’t love my kids enough. Currently I work MWF and am home with them T/Th but there are some days where I just can’t play another game of barbies (read: “I get bored pushing them in the swing”) or I snap at the 3 millionth question that my pregnant brain literally cannot think of an answer for.

    You are a gift, Nancy. To the world and to your children. Peace to you today!

  2. Carol says:

    Sometimes I wish I could start over with my son , so many things I would have done differently.

  3. Jill McKechnie says:

    I am a mom of 2 boys. One in college and one in high school. I struggled with so many of those same things when my boys were little. Let me tell you, it was allll worth it. I know there are no guarantees in life, but for me, faith in Jesus, and plain old hanging in there as a mom, have born fruit. I am confident you will not regret it. Just tell yourself, on the days when one is throwing up and the other one has smeared Vaseline all over the carpet, that you will make it through to the other side, and you will be glad. All the best

  4. Jen says:

    I know it was a very minor point but I couldn’t get past it. Please don’t lump feeding non organic food in with “bad parenting” items. As a conventional farmer, it saddens me that people think they have to buy into this overpriced marketing scam to be considered a good parent. Any non-biased study has shown that there is no actual benefit to organic food, nutritional or otherwise. Thanks for listening to my rant 🙂

    • You actually make a very good point and I will go back and edit this. My father is a “non-organic” beef farmer and I couldn’t agree with you more. I was trying to write about all of the insane thoughts that can go through a mom’s mind and I can see how this would come off the wrong way.

  5. Ingeborg says:

    I love this post!!! It’s so true, we’re all looking at other mom’s and wondering if we’re doing it right.
    I think our children can also learn a lot from our failings. We don’t expect them to be perfect all the time, right? So if they see me trying and failing, they can learn how to handle failing. And that’s ok to make mistakes as long als you meant well. And I apologize if I yell at them when they didn’t deserve it.
    May be being a perfect mom is laying too tough a burden on their shoulders? How can they ever live up to that?
    Just keep TRYING to be the best mom you know how to and that’s enough!!!!

    • yes yes! I can be so hard on myself–and as a result be too hard on my kids and do things like yell and loose my patience. It’s sort of a cycle. I just need to get out of this cycle.

      What I love the most is what you said–they can learn how to handle failing by watching us handle it. Yes! So much Yes! Thank you for taking a minute to comment. I love what you said.

  6. Amy says:

    aw! what a great reminder for all moms! we are so hard on ourselves-and this is a great read on how to remember that we are good enough!

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