Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I just wanted to say thank you to all the moms who have reached out to me in response to my last post. Being a mom can become very isolating and it can be hard to keep perspective when the majority of your conversations are with a 2 year old. It is wonderful to feel the support and encouragement of others like me, who sometimes struggle with the decisions we are faced with as parents. I have enough trouble trying to put together the perfect outfit for my daughter each morning, never mind the decisions that have real impact (although, the polka dot leggings she wore today made quite an impression). It is so reassuring to hear about similar situations and to be reminded that I am not alone in this. I love it when a woman, especially a mom, can admit her struggles and is willing to share them. It is like a weight lifted off my shoulders when I hear someone talk about her child keeping her up all night, or throwing a fit in the grocery store. This is the news we need to share. It frees us from the pressure to be perfect. Good moms are not perfect. They make mistakes. Good moms need and accept help. I am so thankful for the help I have received from all of you good moms and good friends.