A Mother’s Love is Simple

Harper*

Sometimes, as moms, we set such high standards for ourselves.

We are comparing ourselves to other moms, setting expectations and guilting ourselves when we don’t meet them, but the truth is that, as moms, we are typically killing it- especially in the eyes of our kiddos.

Because, as moms, have our priorities in line, and that number one priority is our children.

And, while we may not be able to meet every single expectation that we set for ourselves, we are great moms.

Period. End of sentence.

Sure, we may not be able to make homemade meals for them 3 times a day; we may not be able to make it to every soccer game or ballet practice; we may not have the energy to read to them every single night and we may not always end the day feeling great about how it went.

But, here’s the thing-

As moms, there are a million little things that we do- all year long- not just for Valentine’s Day, that shows our kids that we love them. And it’s effortless. It just comes naturally.

Our kiddos see this, even when we don’t. If you doubt that, just ask them.

So, if you’re reading this, I want you to take a step back, and see yourself through your children’s eyes and understand all that you do to show them a mother’s love:

  1. You kiss their boo-boos.
  2. You read the story (again… and again).
  3. You find their “soft” blanket that is not in their bed, but they require to sleep.
  4. You pack their favorite lunch.
  5. You leave notes in their lunch box.
  6. You get excited about the things that excite them.
  7. You challenge the doctor’s when your intuition kicks in.
  8. You stay up with them, and hold their hair back, and cuddle them when they’re sick- completely aware that doing so will likely result in your own health’s decline.
  9. You listen to their stories that take 30 minutes to tell and make absolutely no sense.
  10. You accept that you will be late because they wanted to tie their shoes on their own.
  11. You sing them a song to get them to sleep.
  12. You make sure that their blanky is washed and dried before bedtime.
  13. You tell them that they are smart and funny and beautiful, but, mostly, smart 😉
  14. You help them as they learn to tie their shoes, even though they don’t want help, because they can do it “all by myself,” even though they really can’t.
  15. You stop cussing, because you know that they are watching.
  16. You put your career on hold to be a mom.
  17. You hold their hand when they are scared.
  18. You deal with relatives that you don’t care for, but they love.
  19. You give your marriage all that you’ve got.
  20. You teach them about kindness and feelings and manners.
  21. You clean up their puke and poop and boogers and snot.
  22. You will act like a fool just to hear that belly laugh.
  23. You apply the Band-Aid to the invisible wound (you also kiss the invisible wound).
  24. You feel confident that you are raising the next soccer star when they score their second goal.
  25. You stare at them and wonder how you ever got so lucky.

My point is this:

You may not be able to show them that you love them in over-the-top, extravagant ways, but that’s the beauty of motherhood- that we show our love for them every single day, in the everyday things that we do, like using Pampers.

Through February 25, Pampers and Sam’s Club is returning the love by offering $8 instant savings when you purchase 2 Pampers diapers and/or wipes products at Sam’s Club, PLUS, you can get a $10 Sam’s club eGift Card when you purchase $50 worth of Pampers online, with Club Pickup, or using Scan & Go.

I’d also like to encourage you to show a little love to your community as well and participate in Random Acts of Kindness day on February 17th by donating diapers to your local diaper bank or women’s shelter.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.

 


 


 


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