In my past eleven years of parenting, there have been moments when I’ve been absolutely desperate for a nod of approval from a family member or a friend or both-you know one that says, “it’s going to be okay, you’re doing a good job.” Just that simple act can brighten a mom’s day when she feels inadequate, exhausted, and is currently wearing the lovely shade of spit-up.
I guarantee there’s a mom in your life right now–a daughter-in-law, a friend, new neighbor with a baby on her hip and one in her belly, or you’re own reflection in the mirror–who needs a nod today.
What Every Mom Needs
- It’s okay, really. My kids argued constantly. You will survive this phase. This is normal.
- I had a picky eater also. Once for a week, she only ate marshmallows and glue.
- I lost my temper, too. That doesn’t make you a bad mother, only human (in need of chocolate).
- Don’t be so hard on yourself. Every mother gets a year or so behind on well child checkups (RIGHT??)
- No, that’s never happened to me. My baby slept 8 hours each night since birth and was perfect. Something must be wrong with you.
- It took me seven years to lose the baby fat, too. It might take you eight (pats flabby arm)
- My kids never acted that way in public. Are you giving them red dye?
- What is wrong with your child? <——–Don’t ever say that to a Mom.
Every mom needs to know:
——————————THEY ARE NOT ALONE————————————
Every mom needs to feel:
————————–LOVED WITHOUT EXPECTATIONS————————-
Every mom needs to be told:
——————————-THEY ARE APPRECIATED——————————
Every mom needs to believe:
———————————THEY ARE ENOUGH——————————–
Every mom needs to remember:
———————HE IS ENOUGH, WHEN THEY AREN’T———————-
Are you a mom? What do you need today?
In one word, what do you need?