I WAS NOMINATED FOR THE #ROCKINGMOTHERHOOD CHALLENGE by The Good The Bad And The Poopy. WHICH I HAVE GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED, THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH FOR THE NOMINATION. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY, CHECK OUT THERE BLOGS THEY ARE AMAZING!
THE #ROCKINGMOTHERHOOD CHALLENGE WAS STARTED BY BLOGGER PATRICIA FROM WHITE CAMELLIAS, SHE WROTE A POST ABOUT THE WAYS SHE WAS ROCKING AT MOTHERHOOD AND THEN SOON AFTER SHE DECIDED TO TURN THIS INTO A CHALLENGE AS A WAY FOR OTHER MOMS TO SEE AND BOAST ABOUT HOW THEY ROCK AS MOMS TOO.
The Rules of the Challenge are as follows:
1. THANK THE BLOGGER(S) THAT NOMINATE YOU
2. LIST THE 10 REASONS/THINGS THAT YOU BELIEVE MAKE YOU A GOOD MOTHER
3. TAG 3-5 OTHER BLOGGERS TO JOIN IN WITH THE #ROCKINGMOTHERHOOD CHALLENGE
I accepted this challenge because I feel that many mothers can't see how they truly are rocking it in all of the daily. I know for the longest time I doubted my abilities as a mother, but the older my kids become the more I can see how I have rocked motherhood. I want to help other mothers to see that their doubts may be unfounded.
Teach Them Independence
I strive to teach my kids the ability to be independent. They know how to do household chores. A part of our chores is learning how to work together as a team on projects. Since I homeschool them, I get the pleasure of teaching them their educational requirements too.
Being Here Now
I strive to be in the moment with my kids when we spend time together. I also make sure that we have time away from technology devices pretty often. I rotate with each of my kids and have special dates with them. Throughout the week they all get individual time with me in different ways.
Show Them Love Lasts
Del and I have our ups and downs like any couple. However, we work things out. Our kids have seen first hand how love has helped us to overcome many things. They also see how important the small things are in a relationship. They have heard us both talk about how love is worth fighting for and sometimes waiting on.
Attempt To Give Them Lasting Memories
I'm not an overly materialistic item. I prefer to have wonderful memories that I can reflect on versus having a house full of nick nacks. I do what I can to take the kids to a wide range of places and events so that they can have memories of me spending time with them doing these things. Sometimes the things we try to do become duds, but at least they know I've tried.
Teach Them To Follow Their Dreams
They see me create the ability to work from home so that I can be the wife and mother that I've always longed to be. They have seen me start from scratch now twice to get it right. They have also seen me seek out work from home opportunities in other ways. They have watched me put energy into something that I want with a passion. It has helped them to learn new skills that they otherwise wouldn't have known about.
They are aware that I choose to be a mother first, but yet at the same time they learn the value of working too. They see why I work. I work hard at maintaining some type of balance too.
I have installed in them the desire to start thinking about how their actions today impact their futures. They are both exploring their passions and determining what career fields they can enter or MAKE in relation to their interests.
Make Them Aware of Their Surroundings and Others
One skill I install in them is the ability to see how their actions are going to affect those around them and their family. I make every effort to have them contemplate how their actions and decisions make others feel. I want them to learn early in life how to function on this level. One of the things I've found that many people lack in our society today is the ability to think beyond themselves. I don't want them to have a family that is in constant disappointment because of my kid's actions.
To Think Outside The Box
While I want my kids to respect authority, I also want them to always be considering ways that they can improve their situations. I've stressed throughout their whole lives that there is “more ways than one to skin a cat.” If they can find ways to improve productivity, cut costs, and help someone else out then it's worth being creative.
Have Fun In Everything We Do
I ask to ask my kids for some more ideas on how I rock motherhood. Jimmy's quick response was I try to have fun in everything we do. According to him, I make school work and chores a fun adventure when I'm given the chance to do it. I didn't realize how much me allowing them to play games as they learn new concepts mattered to them.
I'm Real With Them
I don't make them believe that I have the answers for everything. I also apologize when I'm wrong. I give them the chance to freely tell me when I've upset them. As a result, our bonds are tight knitted because we know our love for each other is strong enough.
Handle Their Constant Requests for My Attention
There is ALWAYS at least one kid next to me wanting my attention from the time their little feet hit the floor until I tuck them in at night. Mind you, they know they are NOT the center of my attention all day long. Yet, that doesn't stop them from wanting to be beside me as much as possible.
I'm not a perfect mother by any means. I do my best for them to the best of my ability. I love my kids to pieces. I woudn't trade being their mother for anything. I'm far more blessed to have them as my kids than I am.
I'm confident that you can come up with ten reasons you rock motherhood. I hope that Tanya from Moms Small Victories, Rachel from Smart Mom Smart Ideas, and Angela from Setting My Intention will share with us how they are Rocking Motherhood.
Talk to me in the comments, please:
How are you #rockingmotherhood?