Monday, May 14, 2012

A Super Momsie

In honor of Mother's Day and all the wonderful and diverse mothers I know, I'd like to make one more comment to calm the flames of controversy over the silly Time Magazine cover that asked "Are You Mom Enough?"  Every mom I know is trying to be "mom enough" and do the best job they can for their children.  Articles like this fan the flames of the so called "mommy wars" - to breastfeed or not to breastfeed; to cosleep or not to cosleep; to cry it out or not to cry it out . . .   Whether we stay-at-home or work away from the home, put our child in daycare or hire a nanny, have a natural birth or have an epidural, we all just want to do this thing called motherhood the best we can.  With the pressure of Pinterest perfection and mommy bloggers sharing all their awesomeness, average momsies (like myself) can sometimes feel less than super.  The reality is that even if we want to portray ourselves as having it all together- the house, the job, the crafts, the elaborate dinner recipes, the nutrition, the parenting tricks - we all will have successes and failures.  So, what makes a super momsie?
  • Loving your children with all your heart. 
  • Balancing that love with limits and discipline.
  • Offering nutritional choices for meals (most of the time).
  • Providing supervision and safety.
  • Taking time to play once in awhile.
  • Loving our spouse the best we can.
  • Valuing education.
  • Praising our child's effort not his/her abilities.
  • Nurturing our child's own unique "bent."
  • Thanking God for medical advances like formula and C-sections for when situations are less than ideal.
  • Admitting and asking forgiveness when we make mistakes.
  • Forgiving ourselves when we make mistakes.
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

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