To all the mothers that think you are somehow failing—you aren’t. You are showing up. You are succeeding because you are trying. Even your weaknesses and crazy moments are teaching your children that just like they fall flat sometimes, so do you. You are still loved, needed, and strong.
Posts in the "Being Your Own Kind of Perfect" category:
My mother didn’t make me quit, nor did she make me play, she simply inspired me. She showed me that you’re never too old to try something new, and that even when you mess up, you just keep on playing through.
This humorous and validating post describes the “unseen work” of mothers: chauffeuring our kids, studying our kids, teaching our kids, planning traditions for our kids, and managing all of the paperwork that comes along the way!
I’ve learned to rest instead of trying to look the part of a mom who has it all together. I watch a movie with my children while we cuddle on the couch. I ignore a sink full of dirty dishes. I shut my eyes for a nap.
Allyson was going to write an article about the chore chart that saved her sanity. But the truth is, the her house is a mess right now. Which led her to decide she’s done with the house shaming. You’ve heard of body shaming? Well, she’s coining the phrase “House Shaming”.
Shyness often accompanies an introvert who hasn’t quite learned how to navigate her need for solitude and companionship. Do you have a shy child? Here, Amanda Hamilton Roos offers six ways to help shy children gain self-confidence.
Motherhood is not a glamorous job. For myself, leaving behind the world of positive feedback and constructive criticism was one of the hardest parts of motherhood. Here are five ways I’ve discovered I can evaluate and gage my own progression as a mother.
Adults and children who grapple with mental illness should talk about their struggles. Through my experience as a mother with bipolar disorder and major depression, I have collected some strategies that craft conversations of understanding, acceptance, and love.
Here we are: summer has ended and we’re gearing up for fall. So, why is it that I feel the need to do spring cleaning now?
This tender picture book about a mother’s struggle with depression is exactly what the deliberate mom needs to understand and explain mental illness to those she loves.
Our latest challenge with my youngest is her tantrums. Last Thursday, she threw herself flat on her back, arms flailing, and began screaming in the checkout line at the store. My face flushed as I listened to two older women behind me giving each other a play-by-play of Ally’s meltdown.
Here’s a fun encore podcast to help support our deliberate mothers this summer. Yes, there’s often a lot of “stuff” to do, but it’s totally possible to enjoy the process. Enjoy!