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    Wow! Beautiful and inspiring post Lain! I love your Five Things everyday but this one really hit home with me as I am always, always judging myself as a Mom. Thank you so much for re-affirming that we are all great Mom's in our own special way and reminding us that we can always be a work in progress in other areas!

    Thank you.

    Great post, Lain. I've often been bummed when I see what other moms are like in that I feel I'm falling short. And, in fact, I'm definitely not the mom I want to be. But that doesn't mean I can't become that mom at some point. This post is good food for thought in that regard.

    I loved this post.
    Why is it that we compare ourselves to the "natural born" mothers and feel we come up short.
    Thanks for the encouragement and the realization that I am an artist Mom too.

    Today is my first day back to full-time unassisted mothering after my spinal surgery and this was just the post I needed to read.

    It's been a long time since I read such an appreciative essay on mothering that doesn't blame, point fingers or instill fear.

    I think I'm a natural born mom and we have a lot of fun together. That said, the past year has been hard to go above and beyond. Reading this makes me excited to embrace today, and all the days ahead with my boys.

    I'll be printing this and putting it in my inspiration folder.

    This is a beautiful post and I'm humbled and flattered that you listed me as an example. I can relate to much of the first half of this post. You ae not alone.

    Lain, this is great - thanks so much for the little reminders - I know many of us forget these things often (at least I do!) and it's so nice to remember the reasons ...

    A really lovely post Lain! I think we all soemtimes forget that whatever "type" of Mother we are we seem to be best suited to our kids and our family. We are all unique and when mothering is done in with the right spirit - it can't be wrong.

    My kids are all grown up but I remember feeling inadequate many times. In the end, I think I gave a lot of myself to each of my 5 children and they are 5 children who have grown up to be wonderful adults. It's interesting that you talk about this book because I'm reading the book 'Simple Abundance' - a day by day reading and the last few days she has talked about being an artist in the way you live. I guess several authors have the same inspiration so maybe we should consider ourselves as 'mothering artists'!

    I think I may cry...

    Very inspiring Lain. I wasn't a natural born mother either but like you I'm very happy to have embarked in that life. Love Seth Godin's approach on this. Thanks for the reminder that we do not need to compare ourselves to others to know that we are good moms! :)

    I love being a mommy and I think I excel in making my kids laugh at me as well.

    We make homemade chocolate chip cookies. When I say homemade, I mean we break apart Tollhouse cookie dough and place it on the baking sheet and bake them for 15 minutes.

    On Fridays, we make pizza from scratch, which means we buy prepared dough, spread pasta sauce on it, and throw on some pepperoni and cheese. We have the best time in the kitchen.

    I try to spend as much time with them as possible because they mean everything to me.

    Just like you said God doesn't give us more than what we can handle. Do the best you can and your kids are going to love no matter what.

    Love this post. Inspiring, Lain. <3

    Great post! You really have to love the journey. I see so many chefs who think they'll be happy when they're a sous chef, on tv, have a product line. I don't think any of those things can make you happy if you don't love the work and don't get a certain joy out of it. Yes, it's frustrating, stressful, hot and difficult much of the time but if you can't find your flow in the process you're probably not in the right place for you.

    I think I do most of those most of the time, and all of them occasionally!

    Beautiful post. Thank you.

    #5...I agree that God chose me to be my children's mother for a reason. I may never know what the reason is, and I don't need to, but there is a reason. And, I thank God every day that He chose me for them.

    I have said this since my son was born over 19 years ago, and continued after his two sisters followed.

    thanks for the mention Lain-- I love being a mom and am glad you recognize it!

    I love this way of looking at motherhood. I think so often parents in general forget the change they could make in the world just by investing time into there children. It can be an art, I know everyday I can try a little harder, give a little more. It is something I have to remind myself far to often!
    Thank you for sharing this on TMH, it is a beautiful post.

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