So I have been a mom for almost 51/2 years now. Growing up I was always one of those people that mothered everyone. It was just a natural thing for me to be with kids and read stories and play. I always thought that I would be a good mother. I was told by multiple people what a good mom I was going to be. I had worked in daycare for years with other peoples children before I became a mom. I had studied Child Development and Child Psychology. But to be perfectly honest I am not sure that any of that really prepared me to be a parent. I don't know if it just because I get so worn out working with kids all the time but there is hardly a day that goes by that I don't at some time during the day feel like a terrible mother. But the more I work with families and get to talk with other mothers- the more I know that is a universal feeling. We are so hard on ourselves. I am setting a resolution right now to take the time to find more joy in motherhood. I LOVE being a mom but I think we all get so caught up in the good things in life that we forget to revel in the best things. Like when your daughter sings you a song that she made up herself all about how much she loves you and wants you to have a happy mothers day. Or the 2o mothers days cards that your kids made you by taping and gluing together notebook paper and other various objects found around the house. I will take more joy in when my crying daughter just wants me to hold her to make it better. I have 2 amazing girls. They couldn't be more different from each other. They challenge me in a new way every single day. I Love them more than anything. I have so many hopes and fears for them. So to my Babies thanks for taking this crazy lady that always loved kids and thought she knew everything and teaching her that no matter how much you think you know there is always more. Thanks for making me a mom and blessing my life every single day. I Love You!