(1) Admit one thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are No Longer allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!
Ok, let me get on my soapbox then! I hate that I ‘beat myself up’ over statements that other people say about the way that I am raising my child.
Don’t get me wrong, I think that I am doing a good job of raising my son. I also understand that I am not a by-the-book mother and that some people will never understand that. I just should not be judged because I am not raising my child the way that you raise/raised yours.
I hate that I lie in bed at night and let those comments and questions eat at me. I hate that other people make me second guess if I am a good mother. I hate that I am concerned about what other people think of me as a mother. And most of all, I hate that I don’t stand up for myself more and tell everyone how their comments make me feel.
The important thing is that EC is happy, he is healthy and I could not ask for more. I can’t be doing that bad of a job, can I?
I love that EC is a total ham. He loves to smile and he lights up a room. He was even laughing in his sleep the other night….that is one happy baby!
I love that EC does not cry when he wakes up in the mornings. He babbles to himself and it is adorable to hear. I sometimes lie in bed and listen through the monitor for a while.
I love how EC smiles when I pick him up from the babysitter. His smile, because he recognizes me, can melt away the worst of days.
I love to practice crawling with EC. Since he HATES tummy-time, we have been practicing together. He gets the giggles and it is so much fun.
I love that he has his daddy’s dimple chin.
I love EC’s snuggles when he is sleepy. I love how he buries his head into my neck and grabs my arm. I love his fuzzy hair tickling my chin and his baby breath on my
I love his giggle. I can think of no sweeter sound.
Shortymom – for keeping up with her three kids. I have no clue how she does it sometimes!
Itty Bitty Bits Of Me – for raising her girls with a believer’s heart. Plus, her kids say the cutest things!
A Little Crazy & A Lot Of Love – for capturing such wonderful photographs of everyday brotherly love.
Brandi & Boys – I love the adventures of her kiddos. I think that Tee-ball season is going to produce some wonderful blog-worthy stories.
At Shore’s End – she is a SAHM that lives on the beach. [insert jealousy here] Plus she is expecting baby number two and I am excited for her.