Never in a million years did I imagine that being a mother would be the hardest job I’ve ever had to do. Those that have experience with parenting will tell you that one is never ready but you must somehow be prepared for what this uncharted territory is about to bring.
I’ve been a mom for only six years. It seems like an eternity because so much has happened. Parenting throws a curve ball at you every now and then and you just have to be ready. No matter what. And it is stressful to think that this is just the beginning.
From the tugging of your heart stings when the first day of school comes and he lets go of your hand to join his class, to wiping tears from a skinned knee and earaches. One is never ready.
With being a mom comes worrying. I think to myself “am I doing enough?”, “am I doing the best I could do?”, “am I failing?”, “am I spending enough time with him?”, “am I feeding him the right foods?.” Those thoughts go through my head on a daily basis. Second guessing myself whether I am doing what a good mom is supposed to do.
In talking to my sister and my girlfriends going through the same experience, I’ve come to realize that we are all asking ourselves those exact questions. We are also going through the same worry and stress. It’s all part of being a mom. And guess what? We are all doing good.
Thinking back to how much my own mom struggled with raising three kids on her own, on a limited income and with few resources, she did good. She did great, as a matter of fact and I am thankful for her.
In light of Mother’s Day being this Sunday, the folks over at Minute Maid created this short video to share with fellow moms just to let them know they are #DoinGood. It puts into perspective what other mothers are going through and just how thankful their kids are with the fantastic job they are doing. No matter what their life situation brings.
I invite you to celebrate and share with those wonderful mothers in your life, let them know that everything is ok and that they are all #DoinGood.
Know of a mom who’s going a great job but may not realize it? Post a shout out/short story about her in the comment section below to let her know that she’s doing a better job as a parent than she may realize. With the comment you’ll have a chance to win an awesome Minute Maid prize pack, which includes a $50 Visa gift. Use the gift card to continue “Doin’ Good” with your kids (or give it to someone you think could use it to keep Doin Good with her/his family).
Happy Mother’s Day!