I remember wanting to be a more-perfect mom years ago, and I can only imagine how much worse the Internet has made things for moms with perfectionistic tendencies today. Who can possibly be a saintly mother happily creating even a fraction of all the wonderful materials, amazing activities, and fun foods found on Pinterest alone?
I love this post by Jennifer Kunst, Ph.D., at Psychology Today: Searching for the “Good Enough” Mother.
And I REALLY LOVE this post by April Perry at The Power of Moms: Your Children Want YOU!
Whether you’re a sports mom, homeschool mom, career mom, or any other type of mom, I hope you’ll give yourself permission to be happily imperfect. Here’s a post I wrote at Living Montessori Now about learning what my kids really needed: Top 5 Homeschool Lessons My Children Taught Me.
Despite my imperfections, my now-adult kids turned out great. I’m incredibly proud of my kids. I’ve learned that being a good-enough mother is good enough!
Happy Mother’s Day weekend! Enjoy being a good-enough mother!