The Mom Project was born in 2013 – with the goal to encourage Moms to get in the picture with their kids. It has grown to include Moms telling their story of Motherhood, with hopes that we can see that us Moms are more alike than we think. We all want the best for our kids. We all worry about their futures, and we are all pretty sure we are messing it up. No comparisons needed, we are all on this journey together.
1) What is the best thing about being a Mom?
The best thing about motherhood is the endless smiles. In their simple way, these boys have the ability to challenge, motivate, and love me with just a tiny grin.
2) What worries you about raising kids today?
An easier question might be : what don’t I worry about in raising kids today, ha! Parenting is hard. You are always second guessing your decisions. Wondering what you should allow, what to limit, and what to avoid. We get bombarded with advice from every angle and more info for me means more to worry about. But in the end, my husband and I have chosen to try and keep things as simple as we can for our kids. Worrying doesn’t help anything. We try to approach every experience positively and support each other as a family knowing we can get through everything together.
3) What do you hope your children remember about you and their childhood?
I hope my children look back on their childhood and think about these things: how loved & supported they felt and the fun they had along the way. I’m their biggest advocate: in school, with friends or with each other. I’m there to support, correct, encourage and guide them. But I also teach them balance. So yes, sometimes we skip homework and play. Sometimes we wear the same clothes for 2 (or 3) days. Sometimes we eat chicken nuggets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I pick my battles, because I do believe in the old saying, “they are only little once”. That family bond will be more important for them once they are grown. I hope they will always be there for each other and I hope they will look back on me as a mother and feel supported and loved every step of the way.
4)What is your advice for New Moms?
New mom’s have no shortage of advice, but I would say: believe in yourself. Support your kids, your spouse, other moms, and most importantly – yourself. We need to stop comparing ourselves with others. Every family is different, each child is different. There is no right or wrong way. You got this!