View Full Version : Say something nice about yourself
09-04-2008, 11:21 PM
Okay ladies, here is my challenge to you all...if you dare! We all talk about everything we do or at least what others think we do wrong as mothers. So I dare you all to share with everyone one thing that you do well as a mother or one trait that helps make you a great mother. Here is mine, I always make time to have fun with my kids. I get down on the ground and play "lions" in the backyard with my neighbors around, I run around with them, I let them do my hair and makeup, whatever, just making sure to have fun with them everyday. I feel good about this and no one can change that! So what is your strength as a mom?
09-04-2008, 11:44 PM
i think my strength as a mom is just being able to be with them! I love to play at the playgrounds with my 3 yr old, (it makes me feel like a kid again!), I love to play cars and farm animals and dolls with my 13 month old, I think having kids allows us to act like kids sometimes! I love curling up on the couch with popcorn & watching The Backyardigans or some other kids movie, laying in my sons bed reading him books, I love the fact the my 13 month old sometimes lets me rock her to sleep! There are so many things I cant list everything! I dont know what I would do if I ever had to go back to work!! I love being a stay at home mom!
09-05-2008, 10:35 AM
Great thread! We really do rock as moms, but it is easy to get bogged down by our struggles and worries as a parent. One thing that I think I have done well as a mother is adapting to my children's individuality (really knowing them) and always making time for them individually. My oldest, 3, is very particular but mellow and loving. We get most of our alone time when his brother is sleeping. I savor snuggling with him in the recliner and watching cartoons in the morning while his dad and brother are still in bed. My youngest, 16 months, is a very snuggly boy with need to be big like his brother. We get most of our alone time when his brother is napping or when Dad takes the older brother out with him. Both boys also have their own bedtime routines and bedtimes, even though they share the same bedroom. Baby number 3 will be here any day, and I'm actually confident that I'll be able to give him the same love and attention as my first two.
09-05-2008, 06:40 PM
My strength as a mother is endurance. The other day my son screamed for 3 hours about his nap, and I didn't give in! And its taking longer than expected to potty train, endurance is needed. We like coloring together, doing crafts, rough-housing on the beds, sometimes we make up songs or games. Another thing I am proud of is teaching my son to do the right thing, and telling him about Jesus. He loves to sing "jesus loves me". Passing down the same morals my mother taught me feels good and is rewarding.
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