I’m not a perfect mom – by no means. I’ve been trying for a long time to be supermom, but I failed. I am a human being – just like my husband and children. Sometimes our greatest enemy is that we feel guilty of not being good enough. Not always being there. Not always having the energy to do another “catch-me-if-you-can” game.
It is true, parenthood can bring out the best and worst in you.
I started out on my journey called motherhood when I heard I was pregnant 3 days before my 21st birthday! I got married at a very young age but got blessed with being a mother a bit (a lot!) earlier than I planned. Today I am a very blessed and happy mother of 3 children aged 8, 5 and 3 years. Even though motherhood did not come naturally to me at first, I luckily grasped the most important thing, namely: this is a precious life that is given to me, and I have the ability to influence them to be a change agent in the world.
The heart and mind of a child is the most incredible, precious gift you will ever receive in your life.
As a parent, particularly in their early years, your input is extremely valuable. This is true happiness and unconditional love in action and is great fun, but HARD WORK!. There were days where I thought I am going to loose my mind, but I can assure you that NOTHING in life comes close to the wonder of being a mother. It is a joy that you can’t describe. But it requires a lot. It requires that you find the balance into being self-less and full of character, but not loosing yourself in the process. Easy? No!
As parents I think our most important job is to help our children to make wise choices in the world that we live in. We need to help them find their identity and ignite the flame of passion and vision that they carry in their hearts. Who knows what they will amount to? How exciting!
We need something more than just coping to make a success of motherhood. Let me share my “Motherhood toolbox” with you!
Being a mother of 3 children pushed me past the “romantic” side of being a mommy. It always looks so picture perfect in the Hollywood movies to see the kiddies around the Christmas tree with beaming faces and tucking them sweetly into bed at night. And yes, it’s fun, but I can assure you, you need a lot more than that!
To be a successful parent you need tools. I am by no means perfect and still learn so many new things every day, but I did discover that there are a few tools in my “Motherhood toolbox” that I can’t do without.
My “Motherhood” toolbox:
- Quality time = Miracle “happy family” secret.
- Listening = The best communication tool in the world.
- Discipline through choices.
- Values = We are a unity and stand for the same things.
- Enjoy each other = Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Keep reading this blog, because I will share exciting stories and tips of how to incorporate these tools into your life!