We know we can't be perfect, no one can, but as a mother it is a difficult concept to remember. We believe that if we aren't perfect moms and wives and women, then we're failing. The truth is that we are good enough, even in our imperfections. Read this excerpt from Wit and Delight about being a good enough mom.
"When caregivers let their humanity show in manageable ways in the safety of the family circle, children learn big lessons: The world still turns when it doesn’t revolve around them. Parents should be safe but cannot be all-powerful. Do not be surprised by your own shortcomings. Be patient, be prepared to problem solve, and be aware of your own responsibility.
Acceptable. Adequate. These are good; they are enough.
“Good Enough” isn’t just passable – it’s the only real option. The “Best Mother” bill of goods begins in fear of pain or failure, vulnerability or lack of control, feelings of inadequacy or uncertainty about personal worth, pride, comparison and incorrect assumptions about others, unobtainable standards, or impossible expectations. In truth, no one is either a) perfect or b) surrounded by and steeped in perfect circumstances. Shame, disgust, or denial in response to honest human mistakes is misdirected and unhelpful."
Read the full article here.
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