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What Makes a Good Mother?

A mom who gets up at 4:30 am to have her quiet time and then do an exercise regimen?

A mom who curls each daughter’s hair each morning before school?

One who dresses her children to match each other?

One who enrolls her kids in every single sport and coaches each of those sports?

One who breast feeds until they are 18?

Does a good mom make homemade dinners?  Every.  Single.  Night.

What about a mom who NEVER allows her child to have sweets or take-out?

Does a good mother read the Bible to their children, daily, without fail?

Does she look flawless?

Does she work?  Stay at home?  Work part time?

Does a good mother home school her children or does she send them to PS, only to be in their classrooms every day to help?

What makes a good mother?

A good mother is one who loves the Lord with all her heart, soul, and might.

A good mother loves her husband.

A good mother loves her children without all of the fluff.

A good mom does not have to get up at the butt-crack of dawn, she can totally sleep in till 7:00 (or 8:00 in my case).

A good mother knows when she has reached her limit and McD’s could possible be her saving grace.

A good mom may or may not have both eyebrows.

A good mom may not wear a bra everyday….she may wear her husbands clothes because they are more comfy.

A good mother will go to the store and not care that there is spit up on her shirt or doesn’t wince when her kid pukes on her feet in Walmart *true story*.

You don’t have to be a millionaire.

You don’t have to know how to “do it” all.

They will survive without sports or outside activities.

The will survive whether they are breast or bottle fed.

They will survive if you make hamburger helper.

Take off the mask.

Let the kids run naked.

Heck, you run naked.

The bottom line is….don’t make yourself feel like less of a mom because of the persona another mama puts on.

Chances are….things aren’t perfect in that seemingly perfect household.

Love your God, love your spouse, and love your kids.

Those three things make for a fantastic mom!

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