Tuesday, March 3, 2009
More Blog Love
Okay, I have a confession: I get an incredible amount of emotional satisfaction from blog love :) The latest love sent my way comes from Kristin at The Way It Is, who is her very own self a wonderful mama and blogger.
1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!
Honestly, it's not just one thing . . . it's an ongoing thing. And that is that I'm too short on patience and temper with my kids :( It's a daily struggle, and something that causes me a lot of inner turmoil and guilt.
2) To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!
~ I have magical super powers in my hugs and the kisses I leave on owchies.
~ I love doing my girls' hair and painting their toenails.
~ My kids think I'm funny. In fact, Kevin thinks I'm "the larriest" (which is how he used to say "hilarious" when he was little).
~ We eat dinner together as a family sitting down in the dining room - no TV allowed - just about every night. That's something that is very important to me and I think it's a dynamic that makes us a closer family.
~ I have exclusively breast fed all of my babies. It's a gift I give to them that gives back to me, and it's something I feel very good about.
~ I love watching how much my kids love one another. Yes, they bicker and fight and drive each other nuts a lot of the time, but underneath it all, there is a deep love and affection for one another that shines through. When I see those moments, it makes everything else worth it.
~ My kids are very compassionate towards other kids. I am very proud of them for that.
3)Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!"5 mommy bloggers who deserve the mom of the year award:
~ Carla of I Used to Love to Write (okay, her blog is private, but truly, she deserves this award, so I'm including her)
~ Jill of The Shafer Family
~ Leigh Anne of It's Blissful Thinking
~ Liz of Eternal Lizdom