I don’t know if it was an off day for blogs or if I was just more sensitive for some reason. But I ran across several blogs FILLED with Mommy Guilt.
Breast feed vs. formula, co-sleep vs. don’t co-sleep, c-section vs. natural, cloth or disposable…and the list goes on and on.
Parenting is hard, at any stage. We do the BEST WE CAN with WHAT WE’RE GIVEN.
Everyone’s situation is different. No one has walked in another’s shoes.
Do you love your child? Would you lay down your life for that child? Did everything change the moment you laid eyes on that beautiful little face?
Then guess what? YOU ARE THE PERFECT MOTHER FOR YOUR CHILD!
Have all my decisions been perfect? No! When I knew better did I do better? YES!
We are constantly learning, and changing, and adjusting. Not one of us is the perfect mother. NOT ONE!
We are all going to screw up at some point. But our kids are resilient.
Do we all need advice? Sure. Do you mother your child differently than I mother mine? Definitely.
If you find a blog or “advice” that doesn’t sound right to you, or is offensive to you, than it probably wasn’t directed at you.
The best gift you can give your child is yourself…your time, your attention, your guidance.
Are there going to be challenges that will seem to last forever? You bet there will be.
Stop with the Mommy Guilt. It isn’t productive and it doesn’t ever serve a purpose other than to hold you back from being the best mom you can be.
That’s my 2 cents, for whatever it’s worth.
Now go and love your child the best way you know how.