This reminder that you’re #doingood is sponsored by Minute Maid and Socialstars. #minutemaid
Being a mom is both exhilarating and exhausting. From the second my daughter entered into the world, the sense of responsibility that I feel for her well-being has been overwhelming. Is she eating the right kind of food? Am I reading to her enough? Is she signed up for enough activities? Do I spend enough quality time with her?
I started my motherhood journey by myself. I was a single mom before I met my husband. The pressure of being the sole provider both financially and emotionally had me questioning myself every single day. All I wanted to do was make sure that I was the kind of mother that Ayva would grow up to appreciate and know how much I loved her.
That’s all most moms ever really want.
Whenever I talk to my other mom friends, they all express the same feelings. They’re worried that they’re not doing enough.
You are doing enough, Mama.
You are enough.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have tons of money, or a huge house, or lots of time to spend with your daughter every single day.
It doesn’t if you work outside of the home, or if you have to travel a lot for work, or if you’ve been sick and just can’t do the things that you used to do with your son.
The sacrifices that you’re making to send them to private school, or pay for their acting classes, they count.
That time that you ran through the airport, paid for an expensive cab ride straight to the soccer field just in time to tell your little one that it’s totally okay if they don’t want to play today, that counts.
Last night, when you read the bedtime story and gave an extra long hug before tucking your sweetie into bed, it counts.
So, stop stressing, Mama. You’re #doingood. I’m telling you so that you can tell a friend.
It’s not the big things that matter the most to our children, it’s the tiny ones. The itty bitty sacrifices we make each day to make life just a little bit better for our children, those are the things that they’ll look back on to know how much we loved them.
Watch the #doingood video from Minute Maid about a daughter’s heartfelt letter to her Mom. The video reinforces that it really is the little things we do that make a difference in our kids’ lives. Join me and #MinuteMaid and tell a parent you know that they’re #doingood.