Then stuff like this Target trip happens or we have a week like this. Oh I could post a thousands links to posts we’ve written in the past 2 years that highlight major parenting fails or situations that make me want to just throw in the towel. At least 3,000 times a day.
Being a Mom is hard because we are hard on ourselves. But take a look at this video by JOHNSON’S® Baby and let it soak in.
I love this video because the message isn’t that I’m the best Mom in the whole wide world…that’s not what I want to hear on a day like this. Not one Mom is perfect. But I AM doing OK. My kids are happy, healthy, well cared for and loved. I might not ever get to make that moon dough recipe from Pinterest or get them to eat vegetables…but they are breathing and got dressed today. That HAS to count for something.
I would encourage you to share this video with other Mommies in your life. We can all use a little encouragement! Bonus- for every view of this video between now and Mother’s Day, JOHNSON’S® Baby will donate $1 to Save the Children (a program that helps children globally by providing a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm). It’s a win/win situation to share, share SHARE!
Over the next several days we will be working along side other bloggers and JOHNSON’S® (through their JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES program) to encourage fellow Mommas and honor the people that motivate us to be good Moms.
Today I’ll start by reminding myself, and my fellow Moms, that our kids DO tell us we are “doing OK” on a daily basis…just in their own way. Sloppy kisses, that high pitch giggle when you blow on their bellies, the way my son weaves his fingers through my crazy curls and how my daughter shares her ice cream with me without me having to even ask. For me, those moments are what this wild ride is all about.
Since we have SO MUCH free time during ‘nap time’ and after the kids go to bed, we have to make a little pocket change off our blog posts occasionally…to afford lip gloss, wine, and boots=) So FYI this post is a sponsored post but, as always, we wrote it from the heart.