4.13.2012

note to self



"There’s something deeper going on in family life than can ever be expressed on a social network. Whatever it is we feel we are lacking, can we collectively decide–as deliberate mothers–that we are not going to sit around feeling discouraged about all the things we’re not?

Can we remind each other that it is our uniqueness and love that our children long for? It is our voices. Our smiles. Our jiggly tummies. Of course we want to learn, improve, exercise, cook better, make our homes lovelier, and provide beautiful experiences for our children, but at the end of the day, our children don’t want a discouraged, stressed-out mom who is wishing she were someone else."

{quote via this amazing article}

7 comments:

runningfan said...

Such a great reminder. Thanks!

Bev said...

AMEN!! Cute little poster girl you have there....I just need to squeeze her!!

The Wizzle said...

I loved that article. I remember the day I really realized that my kids loved me in the same COMPLETELY unconditional way that I loved them. It's such an amazing gift to have a family. <3

Meg @ BigRedClifford said...

beautiful. and a much needed note to a lot of us moms. so easy to get caught up!

Jessica said...

Loved this article! Makes me want to 'log off' foever.

rachbechep said...

love it.
and love liv.
how cute is she?!
i love the mix-match. ;)

granny said...

I loved that article too.