“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
I am a perfectionist by nature and that tendency definitely extends into my role as a mother. I have high ideals for myself (ideals mostly created before I had a child, of course, or while he was still an infant content to snuggle peacefully in my arms!) but those ideals often come crashing into the reality of my life right now. So in this real life wrestle of motherhood, I sometimes need that reminder that while I will never be a perfect mother, I can be a good mother (and that sometimes being a good mother just means focusing on being present in the moment in simple ways).
Do you need that reminder, too? Here are just a few simple ways that you can connect one-on-one with your child and be present in the moment:
- Read a book together
- Listen to your child
- Take a walk together
- Push them on a swing
- Cook something together
- Sit down and play a game together
- Dance together (even if you look silly!)
- Invite them to help you with whatever chore you’re working on
- Just snuggle for a little bit
What are your favorite ways to connect one-on-one with your child? Share them in the comments below!
(Do you want to set up a custom mommy and me photo session to intentionally connect with your child, be present in the moment, and remember the beauty of motherhood? Send me a message to start the conversation!)