There are many different types of moms. We tend to fall into a “category” yet we are surrounded by all the types! This is where comparison wrecks havoc. Looking around, we see the mom experts, PTA moms, crunchy mamas, the helicopter moms, the worried moms, and the boasting moms.
Instead of understanding our type and taking pride in who we are, we wish our strengths away and hone in on our weaknesses.
“I never volunteer enough at the school.”
“She is always bragging about her kids. I should do that more!”
“That mom worries about everything. Maybe I am not protective enough of my children!”
“Her kids love eating healthy, and I can’t even get mine to eat one little carrot!”
Maybe thoughts similar to the ones above have plagued you. But it’s important to know that if we were able to be every type of mom, it would make us some kind of superhero. We can’t have all the right answers, be the room mom at school, protect our kids from every danger, keep away all chemicals, limit our foods to only organic, and never forget to praise our children in front of the world for their accomplishments all at the same time.
But good news!
We were created to be the exact mother our children needed. Our strengths provide for the unique needs of our children.
Are you a worrying or helicopter mom? God knew your children under your wing wouldn’t worry enough and would need the extra protection.
Are you a PTA mom? You are making memories with your children and helping their education along the way!
Are you a mom expert? Your knowledge will be invaluable to other moms looking for answers to their endless questions.
I could go on, but you get the idea! There is a place for your strengths in your children’s lives as well as among the other moms. Don’t let your type discourage you or let comparison weaken you.
Women can be judgmental and stuck in their ways, but that’s why it’s important for us to be secure in who we are and what we bring to the table as mothers. So let’s own our type and watch ourselves flourish! We give ourselves room to thrive when we stop burying ourselves with expectations we will never meet.
Tell us in the comments: What type of mom are you and why do you believe it’s the perfect type for your children?