NOTE: Today I am very happy to introduce fellow mom blogger Healing Mama to FertileBrains readers. She is here with this wonderful guest post “3 Things Every Mom Needs to Hear Right Now”. This post encourages moms everywhere, who are feeling down and under, to know that the work they are doing is important and that it matters. Read on and don’t forget to share your views in the comments section below.
When my daughter was born four years ago, I remember being ridden with uncertainty with how to take care of her. I called my mother and mother-in-law about every a little cough, sound, and sneeze. I was so afraid I wasn’t going to meet the needs of my child. However, one thing that helped me be confident in my parenting skills were my mother’s words of encouragement. Her words made me feel like I was doing a great job. My mother passed away just four months after my daughter was born. I felt lost after that. I had no clue if the choices I was making for my daughter were right. Not only that, but there were people around me who constantly made comments that made me doubt my parenting skills. The year after my mother died was the hardest.
I became incredibly insecure about my parenting style and soon I became depressed. I desperately, desperately wanted someone to tell me that I was doing a great job. It would have meant the world to me for someone to recognize the things that I DID get right when parenting my daughter. Eventually, I grew more confident in my parenting and I did start hearing from others that I was a great mom. However, by that time it no longer mattered what other’s thought of my parenting style. I knew each day I did my best and my kids were happy and loved. This post is for the mommy out there who is feeling, unsure, scared, and needs a few words of encouragement.
1. You are doing a good job.
Some days you may feel you are doing a less than stellar job. But I’m here to tell you that you are doing a great job. Not every day is going to be perfect. However, that’s okay, you still did your best. Every day doesn’t have to be perfect in order for it to be a success.
2. Your role is important.
There are times when us mothers feel more like servants rather than part of the family. That doesn’t mean your role is diminished, it just means that you are truly needed. The love, nurturing, and attention is the qualities your family needs to thrive. And you are awesome for providing this for them.
3. You are making the right choices.
Don’t let other’s make you second guess your parenting choices. Sure it’s okay to take advice. However, you know what’s best for your child. You are the one that is with them day in and day out, and you know how to meet their needs. Be confident in your choices mama, you got this!
About Post Author
Healing Mama is the author of the Blog Healing Mama Remedies where she shares her life as a mother and military spouse. She loves anything that can help us live a better quality of life,emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Website: http://www.healmamaremedies.com/
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