I know I could do more as a mama.
I know I could read to my children more, play with them more, cuddle with them longer, spend more time teaching and training them.
Ideally, I'd do everything right all the time! And I want to do the good things, the worthwhile things, the things that cultivate a soul. I'm working on it. I'm trying to be a better mom. I want to be the best mom.
But sometimes it's easier to toss and twirl all the mistakes around in my brain until I begin to think that I am just a failure as a mom.
Do you ever feel like that? Do you ever feel not quite good enough? Do you wish you were more like another mom who seems to have the mothering thing down just brilliantly?
You know what we need? We need some encouragement about what we're doing as mamas right now.
I know that you love your babies with all your soul. I know that you let them nuzzle under your neck, you wipe away their tears, you fix the boo boos with kisses and a magical touch. And you do that special thing that you do.
Today, I want to hear what you're good at as a mama.
Tell me where you are strong. Tell me the thing you do that you know your children trace the memory of in their brain over and over. The one that sticks. Tell me that.
Tell me something you're doing right and good and beautiful in the world of raising your babes.