Friday, April 24, 2015

Behind Every Great Kid is a Mum Who's Pretty Sure She's Screwing it Up

You know the quote 'Behind every great kid is a Mum who's pretty sure she's screwing it up'?

Well yep, that's me in a nutshell. I worry, A LOT.

Worry is probably an emotion most people feel about a lot of things in their lives. At least that is what I tell myself to make myself feel better about worrying so much.

But I also think worry is a good emotion to have. It means you care but I also need to stop beating myself up over every little thing.

And you do to.

We need to stop second guessing ourselves and our abilities as parents.

Parenting is something that comes with no handbook, it's a learn on the job type thing. And we are learning everyday.

You don't need to be perfect, you just need to care.

Tell them that you love them, daily.

Remember that worrying is okay! But worrying that you aren't perfect is not.

Nobody is perfect and I can tell you right now your kids don't care if you are perfect or not. They love you regardless

So Mums, give yourself a break, know your limits and leave your insecurities at the door.

Because it's true that saying- Behind every great kid is a Mum who's pretty sure she's screwing it up.


  1. I totally needed to read this today.

  2. yep that's me!! I always worry that if I miss reading to her every now and then I'm doing her a disadvantage or if we can't make a mum and bubs catch up I'll stop her from making friends... my baby is 7 months! We are all doing the best we can. We love them, we feed them, we teach them watch we can. That's what matters!

  3. I have started to think this way also. I used to worry I wasn't the perfect Mum now I just do what I can the best I can and make sure its love I show and not stress. Great post :)


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