It sounds cliché to say, but being a mom is literally the hardest job on the planet. (Yes, I’d still stand by this statement even if you asked me to consider commercial fisherman in the harsh, choppy waters by Alaska.) Your every single day is consumed with making the “right” decisions for your child so they don’t end up being a huge jerk when they grow up. Thankfully, there are more than a few fool-proof ways to instantly become mom of the year. No, really. It's a thing.
I refuse to believe I'm the only one who feels like motherhood is extremely difficult. How you talk to your child, how you treat them, how you interact with them: all of these things shape their behavior, their self-worth, and sets the stage for their accomplishments. If you’re like me, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to be the best mom you can be to your child so that, in turn, they can also be the best. If you’re not like me, well, congratulations. For real. I wish I knew what I could do to go with the flow and take the edge off a little bit.
Over the last year and a half (I know, I’m so seasoned), I learned a bunch of things that you must do in order to be on the path of becoming mother of the year. Surely, you won’t ever get there because I take first place, but you can be the second-best mother of the year. That, I’ll allow.
Since I’m so nice and giving, I’m offering up my pointers (read: secrets) and I hope that you appreciate them. It’s not like Kim Kardashian is eager to tell you everything she’s doing to remain a natural-looking and totally relatable mom, amiright? So, say thank you.