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Becoming a More Loving Mom

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  1. Annie says:

    Thank you for reminding us all about patience and the need to just slow down sometimes!!

  2. Sara says:

    It’s so hard sometimes, I have three kids age 4 and under and 2 of them are SUPER demanding and I lose my patience way too often. I’m trying harder to keep calm, even if I’m not actually feeling all that calm with the situation 🙂

  3. Sara says:

    This week to be a more loving mother instead of telling my oldest “1minute, you need to wait, let me finish with the babies first…” I am going to stop what I am doing and give him my full undivided attention. Once I have heard what he has said I may still have to let him know it will be a minute before I get to him, but at least he will feel like I heard him.

  4. This is a great post, very thought provoking. My kids are grown, the last one is leaving in Aug for college :(..the thing I regret the most, was not being more patient. I have some regrets about that, so it’s good you are realizing all this when they are still young. Motherhood is so challenging and we cant always be perfect..

    Best,

    Valerie

  5. Meagan says:

    Such great information! I am not yet a parent, but parenting looks really tough. Even watching my nephews and wishing I could help them with some things is hard to sit back on the sidelines so I can’t even imagine what parenting is like. We have so many parents and kids that come to our center who struggle so parents get frustrated, but they are still amazing parents! I’ll have to share this with them.

  6. Aliza B says:

    I need to work on my tone of voice I’m using when I ask my girls to do things. I get so frustrated when they take longer than I expect and I need to use a nicer tone of voice. I was on the phone yesterday and when I hung up my youngest said, “You sound different on the phone”. I definitely have a “phone voice” or company voice, and an at home voice. My children are one of the most important people in my life, I need to be nicer to them and use my “phone voice” because really, they are more important and I love them much more than some stranger on the phone.

  7. Jaime says:

    I definitely need to keep my temper in check with my daughter. I hate when I get frustrated and vent my frustrations at her. She’s not even 2 yet! She needs a mom who speaks gently, otherwise she’ll end up with a temper just like me and that’s NOT what I want!

  8. Carol says:

    Your candor is refreshing! It’s hard to be the perfect mom and I now realize that striving for perfection makes everyone unhappy. Good enough is a great goal.

  9. Kathy | MomWifeWoman says:

    I feel you! It’s so hard to slow down and be patient, especially when we’re already running late. I too have had the thought, “What am I doing? Who am I?” I pray that my kiddos don’t remember the grumpy mommy that I am more often than I’d like to admit. Thanks for your honest post.

  10. I think all moms can benefit from this post and could exert more patience and love to our kids. I found myself getting impatient last night when my kids kept playing around and would not go to sleep. I felt so bad after the fact, but I think we moms need to also stop being so hard on ourselves. Thank you for this reminder.