Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Own Kind of Best Mom

I sometimes find myself comparing myself to others...I think that it is human nature. My internal dialog goes a little like this; "I wish that I could run a marathon like Cathi", "I wish that I had patience like JaNan", "I wish that I could cook like Sandi". I think that comparing yourself to others can be beneficial when you use that as motivation to work on things that you want to do better...but usually I just get discouraged with myself. As I was reading A Mother's Book of Secrets I decided that I need to be my best self and not try to be the "best" that I see in others.
"Most days I am flying by the seat of my pants, but each day that I really put my heart into it I think I come a little closer to being the mom I want to be. I want to be the best kind of mom I can be. The secret isn't to try to be the best mom I see in so many others. It's to analyze what my own strengths are, to build on them, and to apply what I know to my parenting. That way I become my own kind of "best mom." And that's what my kids need me to be."


Everyday Kathy said...

Just what I needed to hear today! Thanks!

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