Dear Moms Everywhere: Celebrate Your #MomWin

Mamas, when was the last time you truly recognized what a great parent you are and acknowledged a #momwin? We often focus on the negatives, don’t we?

I didn’t play with them enough.

I yelled a lot today.

I gave them cereal for dinner.

I didn’t have enough patience.

The house is a mess.

I worked late again.

I’m sure we could all rhyme off dozens of examples of #momfails. We’re so quick to come down on ourselves for not being organized enough, not attentive enough, not good enough. I don’t know about you, but I often think to myself that I should be doing more for my children; that I need to keep trying to be a better mom. And yet, the proof that I already am a good mom is staring at me every day — through my son and daughter.

 

#momwin

 

Last week my son told me he wanted to invite one of his sister’s friends to his birthday party so that she wouldn’t feel left out and have a playmate. And then last night at bedtime, when I was hugging him goodnight, he looked at me and said: “mama, you have a beautiful smile.” #heartmelting

Yesterday my daughter gave me a big hug and kiss, and told me that I was “the best mommy a girl could ask for!” (And this was her way of thanking me for a new hairbrush).

How sweet are these kids? Here I have these two wonderful, smart, caring, compassionate, loving children, and I helped create and shape them into the amazing children they are today, and the adults they will become. Okay, so my husband may have had a hand in it too 😉 

My point is, whenever I’m feeling like I’m epically failing at this motherhood thing, I’m going to think of these simple, sweet moments with my kids, the ones I tend to overlook and remind myself that I’m doing better than I give myself credit for. And I encourage you to do the same! So go on, mama, and celebrate your #momwin.

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