Mad tagged me with Kristen's Real Moms meme. I have lots of ideas, but struggle when I think about speaking for other mothers, or trying to generalize my experience to other mothers. Regardless, I'm taking a stab, speaking for myself.
Real moms feel confident that they are doing their best for their kids. (Most of the time.)
Sometimes real moms feel overwhelmed, and uncertain in their decisions. Sometimes real moms start to second guess themselves, and wonder if maybe they should have done, should be doing, something different.
Real moms wonder if they are making the right choices. This is how we know we're doing our best. This is how we know that our kids are so important to us, that every little decision and choice matters.
Sometimes real moms need to step back and remember that real moms are not perfect moms. There is no such thing as a perfect mom. Real moms make mistakes, and we won't ever know exactly what they are. Because real kids are individuals.
Real moms are the foremost authority on their own kid(s). Real moms are the experts. Even if they don't always feel it.
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