September 10, 2014

The Perfect Mama

After all the waiting and all the excitement, it's finally here: the Mamas Tell All link up has officially started! We are so excited to be doing this with all of you, and we can't wait to get to know each and every one of you. We decided to start the link up off with a topic that will kind of encompass everything we're going to talk about: The Perfect Mama. This week we want to hear what's your idea of the perfect mama? Don't forget to follow our hosts, and put the button in your post and on your sidebar! Then read some of the other may learn a thing or two, and you'll definitely meet some fun new mamas!


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It's silly to think that any of us can all fit into a box, with all the right things that make us the perfect anything, let alone the perfect mama. Perfection is a fallacy - it simply does not exist. And if it did exist everyone's definition would vary (which will be made obvious by this very linkup).

I think it's more important to define what success as a mother means to you. Each mother will define that differently and hence each family unit will function differently. After you've sat down and define what a successful mother is you need to work hard to make that vision a reality and feel satisfied at the end of every day that you are doing everything within your power, strength and abilities to make that happen for you and your children.

My definition of a successful mother is one that puts her faith first and then the safety and well-being of her family and children above all else. It's a never-ending job, a selfless endeavor. Like all of life's greatest things it's not easy but it sure does have it's beautiful and rewarding moments. A successful mother is present in the lives of her children, is dedicated to her husband and is faithful to her Maker.

I'm not perfect, frankly I'm not even hitting my personal level of success that I just laid out for you - but I'm trying. I work everyday at becoming better. And really aren't the perfect moms those who know that aren't perfect and still give it their best every single day?

Please join us this week and every week hereafter for the Mamas Tell All Linkup. Here are the upcoming topics:

September 17 - How to Keep Your Marriage Alive After Children.
September 24 - Kids and Eating - How to Get Around a Picky Eater.
October 1 - Choosing the Size of Your Family. How did you decide how many children is right for your family and why?  
October 8 - The Crappiest & Happiest of Motherhood.
October 15 - Making Motherhood Work - Are you a working mom, a stay at home mom or something else entirely, and how do you make that role work for your family? 
October 22 - Never Would I Ever, Until I Did - What things did you swear you'd never do as a mom and why (no pacis, no TV, etc.)? 
October 29 - Making time for Mama - How do you find time to relax and treat yourself? 
November 5 - Planning for the Future - Do you have a living will, guardianship and college saving funds in place. What's necessary and how do you make sure your child is prepared for the future? 
November 12 - Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle when you have children. 

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  1. So excited to be apart of this linkup with y'all. I agree that success comes from being there for our kids and putting our faith above all else. When our kids see us looking to the Lord for guidance during hard times, I hope that example will show them who to turn to in faith!!

  2. Whitney! Thank you so much for being a part of the linkup! I completely agree that our priority as a parent is to give our children a faith foundation so that they are well equipped to turn to the Lord in times of joy and struggle.

  3. AGREED! Us moms always put everyone elses' needs before our own, and that makes us wonderful mommies. I think you're doing a wonderful job, my dear; you're a beautiful person with a great heart and you're a wonderful mom. :)

  4. Ah! I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could come here and find this link-up! It's perfect! Can't wait to join in!

  5. Yea! I'm so excited to have you join us! I think it's a great way for moms to lift each other up and tackle some of the "real" tough mom issues we'll all inevitably face.

  6. You are one sweet Mama! Thanks for being so encouraging!

  7. Well said! I am so ready for next week