"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
-- Dr. Suess
Aloha and welcome to Crazy Mom Life! My name is Stacie and I'm a big family mama on a journey of letting go of other's opinions and doing more and more of what works for me and my family.
Wanna join me? We can get real together :)
When you first become a parent you get advice from everywhere. Seriously, as a sleep deprived mama whose head over heels in love with your newborn baby, you want to do everything right. You want to make sure your child is happy, grows into a responsible, honorable human being, and has a great life. You want to do anything and everything to do your best for your child.
I don’t know about you, but I felt a lot of anxiety over this. With everything I did I wondered if it was the right thing. Or was I making a mistake? Was I spoiling my child? Or was I being a good parent? Was I helping too much? Or not enough? Was I pushing my child too hard? Or not enough?
While you know parents make mistakes, (yours certainly did right?), it still doesn’t ease your mind when you wonder if you’re making mistakes that may have life long negative impact on your child. Every decision seems HUGE.
Then, there are all the experts…so many experts on what parents should do. It’s enough to drive a mama batty. I’ve certain felt like I was losing my mind more than once.
BUT, when you read this article about how to be the perfect mother, you’ll see WHY moms so often feel like they’re off their rocker. Seriously, this article is done jokingly, but is also so stinking accurate too. I think it will help you understand why it’s so easy to feel like you’re doing everything wrong…
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