“You can't have it all.” --- Gwyneth Paltrow, on trading movie career for motherhood.
I know I’m not the only mother who sometimes worries and thinks that I’m not doing a good job in raising my kid. There are easy days when your kids seem like the angel that they deep down really are. But there are bad days - that make you question your judgment, your method, your beliefs - that makes you question yourself: Am I doing the right thing? I know I’m not the only one.
But chin up, mommies. We’re in this together. Our everyday lives may not be Hallmark perfect. Our kids may not be angelic 24/7. Our house may not pass Martha Stewart clearance. We may look horrific at times. But as long as we try and strive to be the best for our kids, I think they’ll be OK.
In the words of Rachel Martin: “Being the cheerleader. Being the fighter for them when no one seems to be listening. Being the one who gives of herself even when she feels like there is not much left to give. Being there in the middle of the night. Being the one who listens. Being there sitting in the car waiting for them to emerge from their class. Being the one who helps them pick out the right shirt. Being the rocker in the rocking chair when the pile of laundry is overflowing. Being the one who's mastered the art of counting to ten many times. Being the one who cooks lunches that no one likes but still smiling. Being the one who wants to be a good mom and keeps trying every single day.”
I think we’ll be OK :')