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

4 years 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.

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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 A. 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!!!

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