Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mommy of 3, and this is ME!

SO, in the technologically advanced world that we live in today, we are subject to more information as parents than ever.  Am I thankful for that???  OH YES!  Being a new mom at the age of 20 and having no one else around me that was having children that young, I was completely engulfed in the plethora of information that could be found on the internet, blogs, books, etc.  BUT, it also has become overwhelming, and critical at times.  Maybe that's not the right description (I don't always have a way with words, lol), but you mom's know what I am talking about.  That mom who is constantly posting on FB all the perfect things she has planned in her day for her children, or the blog that talks about no processed foods and only ingredients that I have never even heard of, or just the constant opinions that you come in contact with.  It can get overwhelming, it can make you think you are doing a horrible job as a parent, and it can just become downright discouraging.

So, I am here to say...

-My kids do eat at McDonald's.

-My kids love TV and movies and actually have learned TONS from the things they watch.

-My kids don't always get their naps.

-My kids drink chocolate milk.

-My kids have seen mommy lose it before

-OHHH how the list could go on and on.

Bottom line...I am a good ole' southern girl who loves her children and doesn't over think things.  DO things in moderation, that's my motto.  Maybe you don't agree with that, but that's ok.  I do read articles, I do keep up with new studies, I do keep up with health...but I am far from strict, and so far my children seem to be healthy, well-rounded kids!

P.S.  THIS IS NOT AT ALL A POST DISSING THOSE MOM'S WHO DO OR DON'T DO THINGS I MENTIONED.  This is just me being honest, and saying that we have to do what we think is best for our children, and not stress over what is popular or what other people think is important.

So here's to all of the mom's of the world...don't feel discouraged by what others do, rather celebrate what is working for you and your family!!!  =)