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Doing The Best You Can

Doing The Best You Can

This is my favorite mantra of all time. “I did the best I could with the info I had at the time.” I used it before parenthood and it’s even more applicable now. Moms and dads—we don’t know what we don’t know. We are doing our absolute best to do right by our children and we will make mistakes and learn along the way. When we know better, we do better.

This post was inspired by a message I received from a mom last night about how she is taking my course and feels guilty that she wasn’t already doing all of the strategies before. How could she possibly do something she didn’t know about? It’s so hard not to feel guilty about the past, but what a wonderful mama that she’s taking the course and using the strategies NOW. That deserves the biggest pat in the back, the biggest hug, the biggest recognition of all.

Some mistakes I’ve made in motherhood (and I cried hysterically and felt guilty after all of them): not doing enough tummy time with my babies, accidentally ripping off Stella’s umbilical cord scab when she was an infant, clipping her nail too short and making her finger bleed, having my back to Gavin while he was on the bed before he could roll and then be rolled for the first time and fell onto the hard wood floor, yelled at my kids/used shaming/freaked out that I scarred them for life (don’t worry, I didn’t, it’s all about the repair afterward)...the list goes on 😳😔 I have since learned from my errors and have changed my ways and that’s what makes me a great mom. Give yourself some grace people, this is new and hard and we can’t be expected to do it perfectly.

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