Don’t Just Be a Great Mom – Be a Great Human Being!

By Val Boyko • November 11th, 2011

Brene BrownThere are so many wonderful giving moms out there! I’ve noticed that the focus for many women has been on not making the mistakes of their mothers…. to be a better Mom to their daughter. What I also see is that we invest so much into the role of parent, that we find it difficult  to give to ourselves.

Putting your own needs first is SO hard for most moms.

Sometimes we have to access something more meaningful and powerful in order to accept change for ourselves.

You may hear over and over that nourishing yourself isn’t being selfish – you deserve it! Or that its important to take care of yourself so you can take care of the kids. But chances are the icky feeling and guilt is still there.

The bottom line is that you are being a great mother for your daughter. So be a great human being for her as well. Instead of being the best mom you can be, become the best role model you can be as an imperfect human being.

One who is growing and learning,  expressing her true self, trying to be authentic, being courageous, making mistakes, being vulnerable, finding joy within herself, giving to others …. and able to give to herself.

Show her that a mother can be caring and loving towards her child AND also honor herself for who she is as a person.

I believe this is the greatest gift of all.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi ….

“and be the great imperfect human being you want your child to be.” Val 🙂

 

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