Motherhood: Mom Your Way

Monday, December 7, 2015

What is your mom guilt? Mine is that I am not an activity-driven mom.  I do not have Luna signed up for tons of classes, events or feel the need to get out of the house every day.  I prefer a slow parenting approach, and I do not thrive in chaos. 

One of my mom friends is the complete opposite of me, her and the kids are out and about almost on the daily.  If there is a kid-friendly event, she usually knows about it, and is the first to sign up. It used to make me feel guilty to see her social media feed, but then I came to the realization that is not who I am.  Forcing myself to be that kind of mom, is not going to make me a better mom.  We both have fantastic qualities as moms, and are kids are thriving no matter what.  

I have learned it is best to mom my own way instead of trying to be something I am not. As soon as I let myself off the hook, I began to enjoy being a mom even more.  
This is my mom mantra, and every time guilt creeps in I repeat it to myself, and it works wonders in reminding me to do things my way. 

If you are a mom, how do you get past the guilt or comparison trap?

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