The Mystery of the Perfect Mom: Finding Her Is the Quest of a Lifetime! by Laurie Balles Simpson

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8 months ago
The Mystery of the Perfect Mom: Finding Her Is the Quest of a Lifetime!

My quest to be the perfect mom began many years ago.

  • When I was pregnant, I wondered if she, too, wasn't sure if she'd bottle or breastfeed. 
  • I wondered if she, too, questioned whether staying at home with her baby or bringing her to daycare was the right thing to do. 
  • I wondered if she ever had a toddler throw a fit in the store. 
  • Would she, too, let her preteen have a Facebook account and would she require knowing their password? 
  • In all her glorious maternal perfection did she ever lose her cool, cry from exhaustion, choose to not read the book to her child that night or realize at 3 p.m. that she hadn't yet brushed her teeth.

Oh, how I've wished I could sit down with her to ask, or read her book if she wrote one. In the meantime, I just keep being the best mother I can be.

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
The best mother your kids could ever have is YOU. This is one of the most helpful pieces of advice anyone has ever given me, and I share it with you, Laurie Balles Simpson , and all my fellow moms. Thanks for writing this, Laurie!
Laurie Balles Simpson
I love that piece of advice too! Thanks for sharing :)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I LOVE THIS! Don't we all, as moms, have our doubts and fears and questions. Thank you for putting into words what so many of us feel, Laurie Balles Simpson ! And yes, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead - that is wonderful advice that we all need to hear daily!
Kim Kusiciel
Funny!! I just wrote about this last month for Francielle Daly!! The secret is out, you are the perfect mom!!! fulltimemom.org/the-secret-to-...

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