Celebrating A Don’t Sweat Mom:

Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom

Having patience. When you have a toddler it’s all about testing when they are at this age. You have to be consistent and firm,all the while maintaining patience and a sense of calm. When you feel stressed or worn,you all of a sudden assume your not doing a good job of being a mother. Like “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Mom’s” says “There is no such thing as a Perfect Mom.” which is very true to its word. When you first become a mother you have to learn to really just let’s things go. Now that my daughter has just turned two, I have been able to do this and become more comfortable with who I am as a mother,trying to enjoy every single minute I have with my baby at this age.

Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means

Showing that you can handle any struggle or challenge that comes in your way down life’s path. You grow with each feeling you overcome. It really does make you a stronger woman and mother. You take each day and every minute step by step with careful thought. Spend those moments taking it all in so you can savor them and create those memories. I don’t like to think of the far ahead future when my baby girl doesn’t need me anymore but sometimes that’s what makes me strive to be the best I can be. I look at her and think how lucky I am to have created her and feel the love she has for me. It encourages me to show her what a good mommy I am and I know by doing so in turn she will grow up to be a beautiful mother to her unborn children.

A Wish For Other Moms

Try not to worry about the small things. The moments when you are pulling your hair out or feel like your loosing your mind,these are the moments that won’t last forever. Soon our children will be grown and these moments will just be memories that are missed. I have heard so many times from mothers that say they miss the times when their children were babies and were all over the place. When their children used to bicker with each other or talk back to them. All moments when you are truly stressing as a parent. I often hear them say they wish they could do it over again and re-live these moments. So I try to enjoy even the stressful times or the moments when I feel I’m not at my best. You can’t always be perfect but you can try to be the best you can be and become a don’t sweat mom.

Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter

Chapter one. I always aim to be perfect in the things that I do. Becoming a mother was automatic assumption that I would be perfect. Big surprise to me was that no mother is perfect. You have to come to terms that you will not be perfect. You will have flaws and moments of insanity! You have to be comfortable with that in order to live your life. If you hold it all in and try to always show that you don’t get stressed or loose your mind or patience,then you will just go crazy! Learning to let things go and just rolling with the punches,will help you better understand that not being perfect is okay! There is no such thing as a perfect mommy!!!

About Kelly

I am a thirty something stay at home mother. I have one beautiful daughter who is the light of my life! Being a mom is the most rewarding and challenging venture in my life to date. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I wake up every morning excited to start our day together and watch her grow.