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5 Things I Guarantee You’re Doing Right as a Mom

It’s really common and actually pretty awesome that we Moms give ourselves such a hard time. We do this so that we can be better for our kids. We are constantly analyzing how things went down in certain situations, how we could have handled it better and what we need to change to give our kids the best. But it’s easy to forget that there are things that we are doing right all the time. Every single day we do some really amazing things for our kids. I bet you do these 5 things for your kids and you are a super hero to them because of it!


1. Put household chores aside to spend time with your children. This is something that a lot of us struggle with. We know that the dishes can wait and that childhood won’t. But it’s hard to look at those dust bunnies in the corner and the pile of laundry from last week and not do something about it right now. Whether you do it a lot or would like to do it more I bet you actually do stop to spend time with the kiddos everyday.

2. Let yourself off the hook. Every Mom has moments that she regrets. We all struggle to be kinder to our kids, give more and let go of anger. But if we didn’t make mistakes we wouldn’t be human beings trying hard at something difficult. And if we didn’t dust ourselves off and move on we wouldn’t be able to get out of bed in the morning. I bet you try your hardest to give your kids the best and when you make a mistake you give yourself a break and promise to do better next time.

3. Shower your children with hugs and kisses. Touch is one of most important things a parent can give their child. In a busy world with Moms left to do a lot of the household management alone  it can be difficult to remember those little things. It’s hard to connect to intimate moments with our kids when their emotions and behaviors seem larger than life. Whether it’s a good morning kiss, a bedtime snuggle or a stubbed toe kiss-it-and-fix-it I bet you have moments each day where you give your children nurturing touch.

4. Make thoughtful decisions. Every Mom worries about her kids. Every Mom wonders if she is making the right decisions. We all try our best to keep our kids safe. We don’t all do it the same way, but the goal is exactly the same with each and every one of us. I bet you ask questions, do research and make careful decisions regarding your children.

5. Melt on Mother’s Day. No matter how gross the breakfast-in-bed eggs are or how awkward you look in the drawing I bet you accept your Mother’s Day gift with love and excitement.

Abby Theuring, MSW