The mother I’m NOT

I’m not a coddler

I’m not judgemental

I’m not perfect

I’m not chatty with all and every mom

I’m not up for play all the time

I’m not always chirpy

I’m not never-tired

I’m not willing to always give in

I’m not always put together

I don’t pretend that things are always perfect, I say how it is

I don’t give only organic, healthy, fat free, gluten free food

I don’t always use my ‘gentle voice’

I don’t want to lose who I am

AND

I’m not always right, even if I’m the mom

 

BUT

I’m not ever going to let them feel like they’re alone

I’m not going to let them go unheard

I’m not ok with people pulling or putting them down…EVER

I’m not going to raise them to be acquiescent

I’m not afraid to admit when I’m wrong

AND

I’m not ever going to let them feel even a slightly tiny bit unloved

This is the mother I’m not. 

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