You’re a Good Mom… and So am I

You’re a good mom.  Really.  The chances are very high that you have your baby’s best interests in mind.  If you breastfeed, you’re a good mom because you’re trying to give your baby the best nourishment that you can.  If you formula feed, you’re a good  mom because you’re trying very hard to make sure your baby is fed in a way that your family can handle.

If you cloth diaper, you’re a good mom.  You’re doing your best to make sure that chemicals aren’t on your baby’s skin and to reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill.  You know that your children will one day inherit this planet and it’s good to try to leave less for them to clean up.  If you use disposable diapers, you’re a good mom.  You’re doing your best to keep your baby’s bottom dry and clean in a way that works for you and your family.You're a Good Mom... and So am I (Cloth Diaper Addicts) #mommywars #parenting

If you’re a working mother, you’re a good mom.  You’re doing your best to provide your child with food, a roof over their heads, and nice things.  You’re sacrificing time with them to make sure that other needs are met.  If you’re a stay at home mom, you’re a good mom.  You’re home with your children to mold them and educate them.  You’re sacrificing your own career potential to make sure that their other needs are met.

At the end of the day, we all try our best to be good moms.  I seriously doubt that anyone decides when they see those two lines on the pregnancy test that they are going to do their best to raise serial killers and social deviants.  There’s no one true way to parent.  If parents have to do things differently with two full, biological siblings because they are different children with different needs and personalities, there’s no way that anyone has a one size fits all method.  If you’re trying to do the best that you can with what you’ve got to work with, the chances are really good that you’re a good mom.

Why do you think you’re a good mom?

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About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. There are things we all do that we cannot undo. One thing I am sure of in my own heart is that I do my best by my kids and I have faith you do, too.

  2. There are things we all do that we cannot undo. One thing I am sure of in my own heart is that I do my best by my kids and I have faith you do, too.

  3. I don’t have any children, but so desire them!! My hubby and I have been TTC for years *sigh* BUT, when we do get preggers I’m going to strive to be the best mom that I can be 🙂

  4. I don’t have any children, but so desire them!! My hubby and I have been TTC for years *sigh* BUT, when we do get preggers I’m going to strive to be the best mom that I can be 🙂

  5. Great post, especially to address those people out there that always find it necessary to judge other moms or parents on how they raise their kids. Everyone, unless they are some kind of socio path or murderer or criminal or whatever, does their best to raise their kids…

  6. Great post, especially to address those people out there that always find it necessary to judge other moms or parents on how they raise their kids. Everyone, unless they are some kind of socio path or murderer or criminal or whatever, does their best to raise their kids…

  7. Such a good reminder to give ourselves and other moms a break. We’re all just doing the best job we can. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Such a good reminder to give ourselves and other moms a break. We’re all just doing the best job we can. Thanks for the reminder.

  9. Hallelujah! I hate the mommy wars. You shouldn’t make yourself feel better by denigrating the choices of others. We all have our children’s best interests at heart, we just go about it in different ways!

    Thanks for the great post!

    — Laura @ Frugal Follies

  10. Hallelujah! I hate the mommy wars. You shouldn’t make yourself feel better by denigrating the choices of others. We all have our children’s best interests at heart, we just go about it in different ways!

    Thanks for the great post!

    — Laura @ Frugal Follies

  11. I love this! I think all moms need to be reminded that they are doing a great job from time to time…

  12. I love this! I think all moms need to be reminded that they are doing a great job from time to time…

  13. I love this! The mommy wars need to stop!

  14. I love this! The mommy wars need to stop!

  15. Melissa Ryan says:

    I like this. We all have our children’s and families best interests in mind and in the end isn’t that what matters? Well said.

  16. Bad mom=mom who willfully abuses or neglects her kids.

    Good mom=all other moms.

    Each child is different. Unless that child is seriously and willfully beaten or neglected, there is no one set way of parenting that works for every kid. We all have our opinions of what is best, but, as I keep saying, if my opinion matters so much to you that you get upset, make a change to your life. An opinion is an opinion. We all have them, but what matters is yours and how your choices are working for your child.

  17. I agree with you and Heather Johnson! 99.99% really do the best we can, and that makes us good. Us moms are too hard on ourselves sometimes!

  18. What a terrific post and important reminder to all us moms who are way too hard on ourselves.
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  19. Love this Suzi! We all do the very best we can – and that is what really matters. Thank you for the reminder 🙂
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