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Thursday, June 27, 2019

I was a Good Mom Two Years Ago

I just came across these photos the other day and am having a dance party in my heart. These were taken less than 2 months after giving birth to Mav. It was a hard, hard time. When I think back to those days I think about being paralyzed by fear and anxiety, but these photos show me something different! These photos show me that I'm always their mama and even when I was feeling really low, I was making big efforts to make their lives good. 

My mom always made sure we played outside and was usually yelling at us to "play outside" if we somehow made it inside. I'm grateful for the moments we were forced to use our imaginations, get dirty, and create. This is probably where our focus for our Summer Bucket List came from. I want the same thing for our kids. I'm grateful to look at these photos and remember that I'm the mom I want to be even when I'm a mess...and they're a mess.
I'm the mom who lets kids paint way before they know how to keep it on paper. Can you tell? It also might drive my husband crazy.


These might be pictures of my kids and words about my own experience, but I bet if you took the time to look back at your own life, you'd see a mama you're proud of. And if you don't, it's never too late.



It's so easy to get caught up in where we should be or what we should do that we often miss the beauty in where we are. You're the perfectly imperfect mama for your kids. The world is rough and we get to teach our children this truth in the comfort of our arms. Every time we mess up it prepares them for the world but in a safe environment.

Let's keep being the imperfect mamas we are. That is exactly what our kiddos need. Realness. Honesty. It's preparation for their future. Take a minute to scroll through your photos and make an album of all the photos that remind you of the wonderful mom you are. We don't need to constantly talk about what we need to do better. Let's start talking about what we do well. Maybe our children will learn a thing or two. 



10 comments :

  1. Looking back on my own childhood I learned so much from my Mom's imperfections and the things that made her different from other Moms. Though I am not a Mom myself, I know I would suffer from major mom-guilt and see so many of the women in my life agonizing over their short-comings. In reality, I look at these women and see phenomenal women, moms and role models. There is no such thing as a flawless Mom but that doesn't mean you aren't the PERFECT mother for your children.

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    1. Sweet, friend (can I call you that?), I love that you learned so much from your mom's imperfections...I never want my children to think I'm perfect. Thank you for taking the time to leave this comment! I really means a lot to me.

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  2. there is nothing more important than the mother and the role she plays in our life! Thank God for mothers

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    1. Lina, yes! Thank God for mothers! You're right on the money.

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  3. These are such beautiful pictures and your little ones are gorgeous. How lovely to look back and see they are so happy and having fun. You sound like an amazing mama through the tough times as well as the good. X

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    1. Rowena, awe! thank you! I appreciate your words. We too often tear ourselves down, ya know?

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  4. They have the sweetest smiles! Your photos are beautiful and yes, you are a good mom.

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    1. Crystal, thank you for your kind words! I am a little biased.

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  5. I'm so glad that you were able to find such great memories that changed your outlook on that time in your life!

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    1. Me, too! I'm grateful for these amazing things called phones that store our memories. Lol.

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