Muddling Through MotherhoodAs a parent, we’ve all felt inadequate at some point in time.  We muddle along in a half daze improvising and making due with what we know and have learned along the way.  Sometimes it feels as if we are making a bigger mess of things because there is no prescribed way of parenting to fit every child. Within the trenches of parenting, it always helped me to get another mom’s perspective.

There was always something powerful about a lunch date with moms who knew because they were right there with me.  When I was able to share lessons learned, heartbreak endured, and vent frustrations with my friends, I seemed to walk away feeling better about myself and my parenting abilities.

Today I’m guest blogging on Midday Mornings, and in that same spirit of sharing, I hope you might walk away empowered! Join me as I share some of my parenting perspectives and their rewards as I’ve muddled through motherhood.

Here is the most important thing you can learn today.  Life is never perfect, and we will never be the perfect mom.  Our kids will make choices that disappoint us, and ones that make us proud. It may often feel like we’re muddling our way through motherhood. Remember, just doing the best we can is good enough.

Get your daily dose of encouragement by checking out my post over on Midday Mornings!  I look forward to hearing what tips you’ve learned from trenches of motherhood.

See you there!



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Lori Jackson

Owner, Curator, and Author at Choosing Wisdom
I’m a wife, mother, friend, and storyteller. I have a love for learning, giggling with my grandson and tandem biking with my husband. I believe wisdom goes beyond being smart or having basic knowledge. It is the culmination of experiences that help us become. While each of our challenges may be unique, we have the opportunity to choose how we will react, learn and grow. My journey has taught me that I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a voice to share what I’ve learned. Life can either teach us or defeat us – the choice is ours.

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