As a parent who wants to do a great job of guiding my children into becoming well-rounded individuals, I often find myself mulling over the things I didn’t do quite right. There is a list each day of things I could have done better. I raise my voice. I lose my cool. I say things that I wish I could take back.

But I’ve decided to cut myself some slack.

I’ve going to spend more time paying attention to the things I’m doing right. The little victories. Don’t worry – I’m not going to start walking around patting myself on the back for being wonder-mom. But I am going to realize that I’m doing some things so right that I don’t even notice there is any other way to do them.

Next time you are kicking yourself for a situation you handled poorly, cut yourself some slack. Parenting is hard. Find some little victories and celebrate.


3 responses to “victories

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  2. Here is one of my favorite quotes…“The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
    ~ Jill Churchill
    I have been trying not to be so hard on myself–OR others…even if I think think someone isn’t doing something I wouldn’t do with my kids, I am just trying to remind myself that everyone IS doing the best they can. They are doing what they think is okay for their family. You are doing a WONDERFUL job. You have healthy, happy, smart, wonderful kids and what you have done (so far) is just right! 🙂

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