Maybe it's the former teacher in me, but I definitely like to be reminded that I'm doing a good job. Being a mom can be thankless work. I mean, no one is going to give you a trophy for cleaning poop out of the bathtub (they should). If you have a present partner, more often than not it's on them to build you up when you're down in the dumps (moms are so hard on themselves). I'm lucky in that there are lots of things my partner does to remind me I'm a wonderful mom.
I'm married to a pretty awesome dude. He's a great husband and a terrific father. That's not to say he doesn't drive me crazy, because he does. For example, there's that time he was nibbling our infant daughter's toes and made her cry and said, "I'm sorry 'Mean Mommy' bit you." But overall, he appreciates what I do day in and day out. Sometimes he demonstrates it with a well-timed email or text, or he simply shows me through his actions.
So partners, if you've been reading all those posts about infuriating things you do, I'm here to give you some well-deserved recognition. And if you can't seem to get it right with the woman who birthed your baby, consider this a list of gentle suggestions.