What I do well as a mom.
I try. I fail. Then I try again.
Every new stage is a challenge. No one gets it right the first time. Failing teaches my kids that even grown-ups make mistakes. I also do a good job talking to my kids with as much honesty as possible and encouraging imagination, especially during playtime.
What I learned from another mom.
When it comes to solving a “crisis” with a toddler, you have to think creatively. My two-year-old was having a tantrum about her socks.
“Of course. Her socks are on the wrong feet.” My mom said. Problem solved.
Lesson learned from my child.
Imagination is infinite. My youngest daughter has more creative thoughts than I ever knew possible.
Successful motherhood moment.
In the middle of winter while leaving the theater my then three-year-old, refused to put on her boots. She screamed, cried, kicked and fell to the floor. She continued with her tantrum and kicked her boots off. I picked her up under one arm like a football, held the hand of my angelic five-year-old and left the theater.
I walked through the lobby feeling the stares of other parents and proudly announced, “This is what three looks like.”
Mom I admire.
My mom, Susan. I admire the way she embodied the lesson of “If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.” I also admire the way she managed four children and the household; and how accepting and welcoming she was to the kids in our neighborhood, who also called her mom.
This and other motherhood moments are shared in Amazing Moms. Pick up your copy HERE.