Thursday, February 22, 2018

Challenges of Parenting & Reasons I Love Being a Mom


My List of Ten


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Challenge 
#1

Teaching children how to stand up for themselves is hard.
You want them to be respectful, and you want them to be capable 
of defending themselves too. It's a fine line and requires finesse.



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Reason I Love Being a Mom
 #2

I love hearing how my children stand up for what they believe
is right, just, and necessary.  They DO listen to me even though
some days it does not feel like they hear a word I say.

  

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   Challenge 
#3

 Allowing children to speak what is on their mind requires
endless patience and a willingness to let go of your own ego.



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Reason I Love Being a Mom
#4

I have learned that I can let go of my desire to prove I am "right"
all the time. Guess what?  Sometimes I can be totally wrong!
Children need to know they have points too. When you are
willing to relinquish your perceived control when the stakes 
are low, you are in a better position to call in 
the "Mom Card" on subjects that truly matter
 in terms of your child's physical, emotional, and 
social well being.  Pick your battles 
or the small nit picking crap will haunt you.



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Challenge
#5

Sharing your experiences, concerns, worries, and expectations often sucks. 
You want to impart wisdom in ways
 that help children develop an understanding 
of how to act and respond in today's world.
Figuring out how to manage these concepts can be tricky.
Each child processes information and assimilates it differently.




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Reason I Love Being a Mom
#6

 When I see how my children interact with others, 
how caring they have become,
and how much they love and respect those with whom 
they have connected, it makes me feel incredibly
 proud of the amazing young people they are.
 We are each on a journey here on earth, 
and it is so important for each of us to realize 
how we can use our gifts, talents, and interests
 to make the world a better place to live.



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Challenge
#7

Exhaustion.  Sometimes I need to remind my 
children, "Mommy is a human mommy, not
an android."  We get tired too. It's part of the 
whole parenting deal. Accepting that these
moments happen is necessary. It's okay to
take a step back and admit it's time for a break.
(Sometimes that means dropping everything and
just getting on the floor to play, listen to the kids, or
watch a movie together. The dishes can wait.)




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Reason I Love Being a Mom
#8

Teaching my children how to develop self help skills,
life skills, and coping skills that will encourage them
to pursue independence is a wonderful way to build
their self confidence.  When I see them self initiating
tasks, it helps me realize that I am doing a good job.  
(Believe me, we still are a work in progress. But I do
feel encouraged every time someone empties the dish
washer or takes out the trash without being asked.)




Challenge 
#9

Holidays, special occasions, and family get-togethers.
Sometimes it can be hard to live up to the
perceived expectations.  I never thought I would
be as great at pulling off  birthdays, Christmases,
and other special events the way my mother could. 
She is a way better chef, baker, and entertainer than
I could ever hope to become. I have learned to be 
okay with my own way of taking care of my 
family and friends.  It is always worth the challenge.



 Movie Theater Fun ~ A rare treat
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Reason I Love Being a Mom
#10 

 I have written about this many times, but it is worth
repeating for this post.  I have three bio-children 
and several kiddos I consider my "bonus children."
They have taught me to venture outside of my
comfort zone, experience a variety of adventures,
taught me to be more social and interactive...even
though I'd often rather stay at home and snuggle on the 
couch with them to watch a movie...and take the
time to have fun.  They are my constant reminders that
God, the universe, and this crazy planet
have an incredible sense of humor and wisdom
for gifting me with these amazing children
and trusting me to bring them up to become 
decent humans.   World...I'm doing my best.


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Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend filled 
with challenges, adventures, &
plenty of resources to tackle your goals!

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5 comments:

  1. Equally the most difficult and most wonderful thing I've ever done. Love your reasons!

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    1. Hello Sam! Thanks so much for visiting World of Writer Mom and reading this post. I appreciate your comment! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Aw, I love this post! I don't have my own kids, but I have a lot of little ones in my life and I think your challenges/moments you love being a mom are all very understandable. I like how they mirror each other!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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