In a month's time, we have been told by one that we are too hard on our children, and by another that we are too soft- that if we get rid of "his trashy behaviors", everything else will fall into place. We have been stared at for ignoring our son as he threw one heck of a tantrum in his car seat. And we've been stared at for trying anything to appease our son to avoid a tantrum. Somebody always has an opinion when it comes to parenting.
I've read several articles lately focused on moms judging other moms. I don't know what it is about us, but we all seem to feel the need to
For those who have yet to experience the joys (and trials) of parenthood: I've been there. I thought I knew the exact formula for perfect parenting. Then I became a parent. Hello humility. I don't blame you for giving me unsolicited and inexperienced advice; after all, I offered up heaps of advice (and made many a snarky comment) before becoming a parent myself. But if you're reading this, just trust me when I say that it's not as easy as it may appear. ;)
For us moms. Can we agree to stop beating ourselves up because we aren't perfect? We will make mistakes in parenting...everyday, but let's give ourselves a little grace in our imperfection? Some days are easy, some days are hard; our job is to keep going, praying, learning and improving along the way.