A friend from my Bible study group sent me a link to the article below yesterday and it was so wonderful I had to share. I often feel that I am not a good enough mother for my children; I hold on to a lot of feelings of inadequacy that I am simply not doing enough (I wish I had time to be room mother...yes it's not even preschool but still, I want to do that), not spending enough time with them, not making cookies every morning as my mom did for us (well, once I start making school lunches I'll definitely be baking some Paleo cookies every morning...but for now the oven is off before 9am ;), not doing all of the fun crafts that I see on Pinterest as this author mentions below... but reading this reminded me that I am good enough simply because I am Mommy. I found it very touching, and I believe all of you mothers that read this will feel the same way! We all need reminders and encouragement from others, especially other moms - at least I do - and this piece really hit the spot. I am excited to share it with you. Enjoy!
By April Perry
There’s this crazy phenomenon going on right now. Good, devoted mothers get on Pinterest . . . and blogs . . . and Facebook . . . and Twitter . . . and then they flip through parenting magazines and TV channels (full of advertisements and media hype) . . . and they’re convinced they’re not enough.