I’ve been tagged to take part in the Rocking Motherhood series by a total rockstar mom Nicole Roder of Where the Heart Is. The idea of Rocking Motherhood started with Patricia at White Camellias as a way for mothers to look at the job they are doing, raising the next generation, and celebrate all the ways they’re killing it!
You know what? I’m totally up for this, because quite frankly I’m tired of all the Mom Guilt, Mom Shaming and Mom-Look How You Could Have Done It Better On Pinteresting that goes through my mind on a daily basis. So I’m giving myself a well deserved pat on the back for Rocking this Motherhood thing out.
- I know my kid’s friends. I know their parents. Let’s just say I’m in the know. VIP when you’re rolling with a teen and tween.
- I have my kid’s teachers on speed dial. Well, we mostly text, but let’s not split hairs.
- I listen more than I talk. When my kids come to me about an issue or problem, I may try to guide them in the right direction, but I let them work things out for themselves.
- I teach my girls to be supportive of other girls.
- I teach my kids to be generous and kind.
- I am their biggest fan! My kids know that I will support them 100% in any endeavor they may choose. (As long as it’s in an air-conditioned venue.)
- I stress the importance of academics without stressing them out.
- I love their Dad. Showing affection is not a bad thing. (Even though it grosses them out!)
- I manage to get them fed even though I don’t cook. They see me going the extra mile down the road to pick up dinner.
- I don’t take life too seriously. We don’t sweat the small stuff around here…And if you’ve read my blog, you know we have a lot to sweat!
- Life is not about seeking perfection. My kids know I expect the best from them, but never perfection. Perfection is boring.
- I love them unconditionally.
- I make them laugh. If you can find the humor in a tough situation you win.
- I teach them empathy. If you can put yourself in someone’s else shoes you’ll gain a new perspective and understanding. This will take them far in life or at least get them the hook-up at McDonalds.
- I have omitted cleaning on purpose. Because that doesn’t ROCK at all!
Thanks for tagging me, Nicole! Now it’s my turn to tag some moms who I admire! I am tagging Kristin McCarthy of Four Princesses and the Cheese , Barrie Bismark of Daily Dump Show and DL of the Inappropriate Suburbanite!
Time to make your lists, ladies! Tell us how you are #rockingmotherhood!