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.

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.