By Kelly Jo Murphy
Are you the kind of mom who likes to get out and be on the go? Or are you the kind of
mom who likes quiet time at home?
Are you the kind of mom who encourages creativity
in your children? Or are you the kind of mom who
shows your children the practical, hands-on stuff
of the world?
Are you the kind of mom who fosters your children's
intellectual pursuits? Or the kind of mom who is
likely to initiate a heart-to-heart talk?
Are you the kind of mom who goes with the flow in
the moment? Or the kind of mom who likes to have
some structure to your day?
You could have many of these attributes or some or
any combination. And each one is just right!
Your children are lucky to have you as a mom, because
no one else could do it the same way as you.
You are special being you! You are good enough being
yourself. Until you get that, all of your parenting
will be hard and will suffer.
If you believe that you are not good enough, your
children will pick up on that thought and believe
they are not good enough either. Is that what you
want? I didn't think so. So, you have to believe in
yourself right now.
I am a good enough mom.
I am a great mom, being myself.
I am the perfect mom for my children right now.
So, you don't believe it yet? Well, that's because
you may not be expressing that perfection that you
are, as of yet. But the first step is in realizing
and believing that deep inside, the real, authentic
you IS good enough, perfect enough, enough, enough,
enough, just the way you are. You don't have to go
changing a thing.
Write those affirmations above out, three times.
And then read them outloud, three times, even if you
don't believe them yet. Because, the more you say
them, the closer you will get to believing them. And
then, when you are being yourself in your mothering,
it WILL be perfect, perfectly YOU!
And your children will see that you are good enough
and perfect being yourself. Which, in turn, helps them
to believe that they are good enough being themselves.
If you want your mothering to be fun, easy and fulfilling,
BE YOURSELF! Without conditions, without judgments, just
BE YOURSELF! And then it won't matter what the Jones' or
the Smiths' are doing or saying, because you are being
yourself and that is the greatest thing in the world!
What others do and say is their responsibility and what
you do and say is yours.
There are many parenting experts out there that feed on
your fears of not being enough. Time has come to claim
your own power back. To stop listening to the experts
and listen to YOURSELF. You have your own perfect and
good enough answers within. And it is time to discover
The idea of the perfect mom is gone. It is time to
replace it with the idea of the perfect you. The
best you can do is your best, until you decide to do
better. And then it is your choice, not the choice of
a "should" or a "mother-in-law" or "your neighbor" or
even your "spouse."
Comparing will get you no where! How could you even
compare an apple and an orange? Each one is fundamentally
different. Yes, they are both fruit and yes, you and
your neighbor are both moms, but each one is unique and
special in their own way. YOU are unique and special
in your own way!
I am unique and special being me!
I am good enough!
I am great!
I love myself for being myself!
I deserve fun, easy and fulfilling parenting!
My children deserve a fun, easy and fulfilled mom!
Now it is time to awaken and discover that special and
unique mom you are! Are you ready? Are you ready to
have fun, ease and fulfillment in your mothering?
Ok, let's go!