The updates of a little family in North Carolina trying to figure it all out....
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
On Being a Mom
Well, thus far my blog has been mainly about what we've been up to and darling pictures of my kids to go with it :) But I have been deep in thought lately about parenting, and thought I would share some of my musings here. I have been pondering on being a mom a lot lately. I am a Mom that reads parenting books constantly, is always on blogs, websites, and asking advice wherever I can in an effort to be the very best Mother I can possibly be. I don't want to make any mistakes, and I desperately want the very best for my daughters, which I am sure is true for many moms out there. But I have found that most advice can be conflicting- one expert can be so different from the next. I have been in turmoil, and I want so much to be doing things right! But I have found something out- that, well many well meaning experts have great advice that I can look at and take what I can from it, in the end, I need to trust myself more. My "mommy gut" as some put it. I know I won't do everything perfectly, but I really believe that if I always love my daughters first, the rest will work itself out. Love really can make all the difference. If love is in everything I do, every decision I make, than I know it will help them become the people I hope for them to be. People that love others, that love themselves, and love the Lord. So instead of fretting over how many minutes of television my two year old watches every day, how many ounces of juice she drank, or if I am taking them too many places or too few, I think I will focus on more productive things. Like enjoying every minute they are with me. Life goes too fast, and I am going to really try and be in the moment more with my daughters- and stop worrying about what they will discuss in their therapy sessions when they are older :)
Now, for some cute pictures of my girls from the last few weeks. You know I can't resist!