Monday, August 24, 2009

Good Enough Mom

Before I became a mom I thought I had motherhood all figured out. I thought that adding children to our little twosome would be a piece of cake. I thought I would just keep working, always have a clean house, cook and bake all while raising my children to have excellent manners.

And then. . .I had kids. I realized that I do not have a Super Woman cape hiding under my clothing. I do not have super human strength and lightning fast speed.
I tried to be Super Mom, but it just was not possible. I want to be a great mom to my kids. But by whose definition?

I am learning that I cannot say "Yes" to everyone and everything. I have learned that some days if I decide to have an afternoon art adventure with my girls. . .the house may stay a mess.

I am going to start making a few changes with this blog and I can't wait to share them with you.

This blog is my journey to helping my children have an unforgettable childhood. If I was trying to be Super Mom I don't think that is the experience that they would have. I think by being a "good enough" mom, we can embark on an amazing adventure.

Stay tuned to some changes around here and don't forget to join my SnazL party on Wednesday afternoon at 3pm EST/2pm CST. It should be a fun time for us to get to know each other better.

Have a great week!


Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Hi, I just found your blog through the comment you left on Sandy's blog today...

I really enjoyed this post, and have said some of the very same things recently! I'm so happy to have found your blog, and would love to come back and visit again soon...


Lee said...

Can't wait to see the changes! I just hope to be get through the day without killing a kid mom!

Kimberly said...

I agree, just be the best you, no cape needed!

Clueless_Mama said...

I think that was a great post. I think I beat myself up sometimes when I don't get everything done that I want to. So this was a great reminder for me. Thanks

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

looking forward to the changes! This post is a timely reminder for me.
Collette xxx

Kim said...

Just found your blog through Twitter Mamas. LOVE IT! I can't wait to read through it some more. I'm following you now too.

I'll stay tuned for your changes.

Heather said...

Love this post, so true!! I think us as mom's want everything to be right and perfect all the time, and it just doesn't happen that way. Thank your for sharing!