Monday, May 21, 2012

I'm A Better Mom Than You!



I'm a better mom than you.  Oh yes, I am.  

I feed my children all organic, unprocessed food.  
I take my children to fast food poison chains.

I breastfed my children till they were two.
I feed my children formula from a can.

I let my child sleep with me as a newborn.
I put them in the crib right from the hospital.

I put my child to bed on their back.
I let my child sleep on their tummy.

I potty trained my child at 15 months.
I waited until they were 3 years of age.

I taught my kid to read at 2.
I chose to wait until my children caught on at age 6.

I home educate our children.
I send my children to public school.

I kiss my kid's boo boos as soon as they get hurt.
I let my kid self sooth themselves.

I have my kids stay at home until they get married.
I encourage my child to go to college and learn some independence.

I'm a better mom than you.  Because I do______________.

Dear Mom, 

Can I just gently whisper something into your ear?  No matter what choices you make, if you whole heartily love your child and seek the best for them, you are the best mom for your child!  There is so much debate in mommy-hood land, where the big bad wolf is that other mom who measures up just a little bit more than you.  She makes you feel inferior and lacking.  You question whether you are doing everything right.  Whether you are meeting the mark.  There is no mark.  God gave you these little babes, and God gave them you.  Only you, sweet Mama.  


Give yourself some grace.
Stop comparing yourself to the status quo which never stays stationary and is always changing.

There is no such thing as the perfect mom.
But you are the perfect mom for your child.  

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11 comments :

  1. Traci, I love this encouragement. The world tries to tell us to do this or that to be a good mom. But as long as we are making the best decision we can for our family, we are a good mom. Thank you for this!

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  2. Well said Traci, well said. I agree wholeheartedly :) Someone once told me that God gave my daughter to me because someone else might have given up on her. I've always treasured that comment and reminded myself of it when things were tough. God knows who your children are and exactly how you will mother them. He gives grace when we fall short and hopefully they won't need too much counseling ;)

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  3. This is the truth! You said it all sister. Wonderful post!

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  4. Traci, you never fail to touch my heart and make me smile. More moms need to hear those words, because so many of us feel like we "fail" so often. Thank you for being a word of encouragement in a world of discouraging words.
    Donna
    anotherbattlewon.blogspot.com

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  5. Traci, you never fail to touch my heart and make me smile. More moms need to hear those words, because so many of us feel like we "fail" so often. Thank you for being a word of encouragement in a world of discouraging words.
    Donna
    anotherbattlewon.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautifully said, Traci! God gives us the children that HE feels we can best parent! If God feels I am the best mama for my babies...who am I to question Him?

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  7. This is SUCH an encouragement to me! I was all geared up to do a natural home birth and because of elevated blood pressure I ended up having to be induced and having an epidural. Basically NOT natural! And I felt like I failed as a Mama. So this-wow thank you for sharing this! :)

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  8. Oh so sweet! Perfect! Thanks for following God's lead...you always bless my heart and many others as well. Blessings on your day Sweet Friend. XO

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  9. Comparison is an enemy of peace, and a common joy stealer in the world of motherhood. We need to mother our children for Him, not for the neighbor, not for that lady at church, not for the mother-in-law, not for that blogging great whom we've never even met, and not even for our own expectations. If we mother for Him, our children will truly be blessed!

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  10. Great thoughts! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  11. Nice post! *cough cough* I didn't potty train Micah till he was 4...and then it wasn't me, it was a friend he was staying with while my husband & I were away for a conference!

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