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Sunday, May 13, 2018

How to Be The Best Mom Ever

I always sign notes to my kids from “The Best Mom Ever.” After all, they’ve never had any other mother, so how would they know if I’m lying? Did they shop around before choosing me? Did they order their mom from a catalog before they were born?

The truth is that every mother who puts forth an effort is The Best Mom Ever because motherhood is the hardest job. Ever. No other job pays so little and demands 24/7 from a person, yet for some reason mothers are always thinking that we can do better.

But no one is perfect. If every kid had a mother who made their lives run as smoothly and sweetly as a milkshake, then no one would learn to be compassionate or how to handle stress, and these evolve from understanding that not everything can be controlled. No child will fully mature unless they learn personal responsibility, and if everything is managed for children they don’t learn to manage themselves. We need imperfect environments and bumpy roads to help us grow.

So if you want to be The Best Mom Ever ask yourself these questions:

1. Am I doing what I think is right?
2. Do I consider the best interests of my chil(dren) when making decisions?

If so, then relax. You may not be perfect, but you’re still The Best Mom Ever.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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