An Extraordinary Mom-How to Be One
The way one mom raises their kid is different from the way another mom raises their Kid and there is nothing wrong with either way. The best thing you can do right now is STOP looking at other moms to see what they are doing and take a good look at you and what it is you do.
The first thing would be to accept that you are as much as a daughter, woman, human, mother as well as a sister. You cannot share what you do not have it is therefore good to have acceptance and self-love first before you can pass them to them. Be happy with who you are.
Have affirmations on slips of paper. Just write down what makes you a unique mom and makes you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Take those qualities and make an affirmation out of it, so if you think that “understanding” is a quality write “I am understanding,” and tape it to the mirror, carry it in your pocket, post it on the fridge and every time you see it, say it to yourself, close your eyes and really think that statement. You have to believe that you are what the affirmations say you are in order to be an extraordinary mon. Affirmations will help you with that.
The other tip is to make sure that you celebrate each milestone that your baby takes. It is so easy to get side-tracked just caring for your baby, that often new mothers forget to cherish the magical moments each day.
The other good thing to do is to make sure that you keep a journal of all the special moments that the baby has had and make it a point of focusing on new experience. For instance you may write about how much patience you showed during a tough moment or how your baby responded to new food.
Make sure that you pamper yourself regularly. Most of the time, mom’s always do things for other people before considering themselves, it may be good to do something for yourself. Most of us lack this quality to some extend.
Sometimes, many of us feel guilty of spending money on ourselves instead of on children. the world cannot end when you give yourself thirty minutes or less. Go take that bath, get a facial, paint your nails or even get that lotion. It is a good idea to take good care of yourself first in order to be able to take care of the others.
One should be able to really seek for help. I know you are thinking that asking for help admits weakness. On the contrary, asking for help shows strength. You need help everyone once in a while so ask for it. Admit that you are just normal individual.