Becoming a mother has been one of the greatest joys and accomplishments I have had in my life. I absolutely love being a mother to my two beautiful children. Of course, becoming a mother changes so many aspects your life. I had to put things on hold to raise my children. I am okay with that. We as mothers tend to compare ourselves to so many other moms. We need to stop and brag about ourselves and how we rock motherhood. These are 10 ways I rock motherhood.
I grew up in the south where you said yes ma’am or yes sir. I am proud to say that my children have been raised with the same manners. They are very polite and know when to say thank you or how to respectfully speak to an adult. This is very important to me as a parent I want my kids to give respect to earn it.
Showing my kids what love is suppose to look like. My husband and I work hard on showing our children what a loving relationship looks like. I have been through 2 divorces between my parents. So love is very important to me especially raising a daughter. I want her to know how a man (or whoever she chooses to love) should treat her. We also so so much love for our children they give the best cuddles. I still try to soak those up since they are getting older.
In our homeschooling journey and our life, in general, I have made mistakes. Whether it be not teaching certain things properly or just being wrong about something. This shows my children that it is okay to wrong or to make mistakes. They learn that we can not be perfect and that it’s okay to admit when you are wrong or have made a mistake.
We do a lot of bonding in our house. I enjoy playing with the kids. This year we were able to have a snowball fight. The kids faces lit up when we were out there playing. Those are the moments that I live for. My heart melts when I see that they are happy and we are making memories. I get to enjoy reading to my kids and again soak up those cuddles that happen less often these days. We also try to instill that they should love each other and they should grow their brother-sister bond. I hope that one day they will be best friends.
Encouragement is bliss when it comes to the imagination. I love that my kids have such vivid imaginations. I try to encourage them in this department all the time. Encouraging them by playing along with their skit they have going, at the time. It makes it fun for me as well to see what they can come up with when they pretend. I feel like imagination is a key part of childhood.
I rock this even though it is hard at times. I have had plenty of mistakes and troubles but my progress shows in what my children have learned. Plus trying to teach a grade schooler with a toddler is a whole new type of fun. We make it work though and it took me a while to figure out how.
#7 Taking time
I have learned that things can wait. That my kids need me more than anything else. It has taken time to realize that but thankfully it wasn’t too late. I take the time to make sure my kids are tended to. I make sure that we have our time together and then I focus on what work I need to get done
Our family is very big on self-sufficiency and we try to instill that into our children. We work on growing our own food and hunting for our own food. They kids learn our to properly use a weapon to protect themselves. They learn about camping and how to survive in the wild if need be. We enjoy the outdoors and have fun doing all these things as a family.
I a so blessed to have my beautiful babies. My husband was told as a teen that he wasn’t able to have children and we were blessed with two beautiful children. They have been such a blessing for us and our growth as one unit. I couldn’t have asked for better children or a better husband to raise them with. I am truly thankful for them and showing me what unconditional love is.
I have learned along the way that patience is key in motherhood or parenting in general. Learning to choose my battles that some are not worth fighting about. I have learned how to take a step back and evaluate the situations at hand.
These are my 10 ways that I Rock Motherhood. I was tagged by the lovely Anna from One Lazy Chic
Tag it is your turn!! I tag these ladies below to try out this tag.
Rebbeca at Rebbeca Lemke
Britini at A bit by Brit
Deanna at Let’s Learn With Style
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