Being a mother is both rewarding and challenging. I have two amazing children and I am blessed to guide them through life. Creating a bond with them is something I pride myself in.
It is easy to become a parent but much more difficult to be present and create trusting relationships. I have been challenged to share the ways I am rocking this ever so important job, being a mama. Invested is a word that defines this for me.
I am invested in my partnership with my husband. We are a team and we parent together. We balance each other out as people and parents. This is not only a blessing to us but our children as well.
I am invested in showing my children unconditional love. We all make mistakes. it is important that our children know and understand that mistakes are part of everyone’s journey. They teach us and are valuable to forming who we are. Forgiving them is so important!
I am invested in apologizing to my children. If we want our children to be empathetic and forgiving, we need to model this behavior. Saying sorry when I make a mistake allows them to experience forgiveness.
I am invested in who my children are as people. Each of them has a journey and it is my job to guide and support their journey, not choose it. Allowing self-expression is so important for children.
I am invested in my child’s education. It is my responsibility to make sure my children are learning. Knowledge is everywhere. I want to help them find it and experience it.
I am invested in providing structure for my children. Providing a safe structured environment is so important. Children thrive when they have reasonable boundaries and expectations!
I am invested in communicating with my children. I want them to know my door is always open and I am available. I don’t want them to be afraid to share things with me. I may not like all their decisions, but I will always be there for them.
I am invested in allowing them to be children. I want them to learn through play and be silly. Being comfortable in your own skin is so important and play is a stepping stone to that.
I am invested in teaching them to be responsible. My job is to prepare my children for adulthood. After all, they will be adults much longer than they are children. I want them to be prepared, kind and responsible adults!
Being kind is one of the very best things I can teach my children. I am invested in modeling this for them. It is so important for children to see their parents modeling positive behavior!
I am invested in my job as a parent! I don’t rock motherhood all the time but when I do I like to think I knock it out of the park.