Found a few really sweet posts and just wanted to share them with you. Posts about being a Mom.
The thing I liked about these posts is taking a hard look at what mothering really should be. About fighting that need to be a Super Mom and have everything perfect. Because that's damned hard work and no one needs to be under that kind of pressure. And when is this Super Mom supposed to enjoy life, anyway?
So this back-to-basics mothering, it sounds very simple really. Just be there for your kids. Laugh with them. Play with them. Sing with them. Cry with them.
When you are with them, just.be.with.them.
Sometimes this gets lost in all that effort to be a great mom. Perhaps we are all just working to damned hard at it? (Me?? Work too hard at something?? Huh?)
THIS POST, by blogger April Perry sums it up nicely:
"Can we remind each other that it is our uniqueness and love that our
children long for? It is our voices. Our smiles. Our jiggly tummies. Of
course we want to learn, improve, exercise, cook better, make our homes
lovelier, and provide beautiful experiences for our children, but at the
end of the day, our children don’t want a discouraged, stressed-out mom
who is wishing she were someone else."
Isn't that sweet? I disagree with her on the jiggly tummy part, but other than that, I think April is dead on. I also really loved THIS POST at Toddler Approved where the bloggstress Kristina turns away from her Super Mom aspirations, and instead focuses on being a good mom. Number 3 on her list has me thinking:
read more: Your Children Want You (or, Quit Trying To Be A Super Mom Because That's Not What Your Kids Want)