I came across this great open letter to other moms over on "This Mom with a Blog", and felt it needs to be passed along. Too many times we as moms sit on the back burner feeling like we don't deserve gratitude from our love ones, or are failing as moms. I know this is a constant battle for me personally.
If I am traveling without the boys for work I feel like they are being "left out in the cold" or "being cheated" because I'm gone and working. But if I take them with me to a show they are "being forced to be quiet and stay out of the way" for hours at a time, etc therefore not getting enough attention. The reality is I'm doing a good job. Just as importantly, so are you!
We as moms don't tell each other "Hey you know what? That laundry that is covering the couch waiting to be folded? Go on with your bad self sister.. you got clothes washed!" But you know what? We should. There are hundreds of things we see in ourselves as failures, but the reality is.. WE ARE ROCKING THIS MOM THING!
Your floor is covered in smashed Cheerios... Fantastic! You fed (and probably watered) someone today. You are doing great!
Are you kids watching their 10th episode of the day of Dora? Awesome! They are learning Spanish. You've got this mom thing down. Take a break, drink a cup of coffee and remind your self.... You are awesome!
Read the article here on This Momma with a Blog