I often get asked “how do you do it all?” or people have been known to call me “supermom”. I am here to tell you that I do NOT do it all and I am certainly NOT a Supermom. I am just like any other mom and have simply found my parenting passion. The things I do with my children, I do because I love to, not because I think that’s what a good mom does.
I have wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember, yet I had no idea what type of parent I would be. No one truly knows what kind of parent they will be. Then you become one, and your whole world is changed. You will never think of yourself first again. You will never have a worry-free moment again. And you will forever know the feeling of unconditional love. Because you will love your child, and they will love you, unconditionally.
That love will make you want to be the very best version of yourself. So that you can be the very best parent for your child.
No two mothers are the same, and that’s OK. Not every mother can bake special treats and amazing cakes. Not every mother can whip up crafts in a moments notice. Not every mother knows how to be the baseball team mom, or how to coach soccer. Not every mother can homeschool their children. Not every mother can sew a halloween costume. Not every mother can help their child with their math homework. Not every mother can cook four course dinners for their family. Not every mother can keep everything organized and on schedule. Not every mother can ride bikes and roller skate. Not every mother can throw a baseball and play catch with her son. Not every mother can dance a ballet with her daughter. Not every mother can build a fort. Not every mother can teach their child a second language. Not every mother can play the piano with her child. Not every mother packs a perfect lunch. Not every mother can volunteer in their child’s classroom.
The point is, we are all different. We all have different children, with different personalities, and different passions. We do not need to worry about doing it all, we simply need to worry about finding our own passion. The passion that makes us a unique and perfect parent to our children. A mom that coaches soccer is just as awesome as the mom that throws extravagant parties with bakery style cakes. And a mom that sews her child’s Halloween costumes probably can’t teach her child how to play a musical instrument.
Our children love us and we love them. It does not matter how we show them that love, simply that we do. So I challenge you all to find your parenting passion. Find that gift that makes you, YOU. Find what it is that your children will remember years from now…and then do it. Find that special something you will leave your children with and know that it is okay if it is something as simple as sitting on the sidelines of every single football game. They will remember that, and love you for it.
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