How often as a mom do you beat yourself up?
I should have …
I could have …
I didn’t …
I blew it …
Sometimes we see another mom and compare. In our mind, of course she is doing it better. She rocks, looks great doing it and makes the “juggle” appear effortless.
I know I fall victim to the “compare” game, and I certainly want to get this whole parenting gig right. As my husband says, I’m my own worst critic!
But, I’m human. I mess up. I lose it … probably more than I want to admit. But as I talk with my fellow mom friends, I realize so do they.
Part of the reason I elected to write, “Lose the Cape” is because I wanted to create something that doesn’t criticize moms and place even greater weight on their already heavy shoulders.
Rather, I wanted to spread a message that we do the best we can and feel good about the choices we make for our families. Will you make the right choices every single time? Probably not, but who does?
So as launch day for “Lose the Cape” approaches (Yay!), and Mother’s Day is weeks away, I want to encourage you to cut yourself some slack. Stop beating yourself up for everything that doesn’t go right, and instead be kind. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your own mom. Be kind to a fellow mom friend.
Last fall, I discovered a fabulous company, Shop Compliment, and have been a fan ever since. I encourage you to read the owner’s story, and to support her growing business. Her jewelry pieces are handmade and delivered with a compliment.
You are kind.
You are super.
You are loved.
You are a friend.
You can customize your compliment, or select from a list of options. You can pick a piece for a friend, or treat yourself.
So as Alexa and I started putting the finishing touches on “Lose the Cape,” we could think of no better partner and company to reach out to for a little giveaway.
Details are below, and the winner will receive a $75 gift card to use at the Shop Compliment online store. Thank you Melissa!
To all who have already purchased a copy of “Lose the Cape,” thank you. The Kindle version will be delivered April 23. Print copies debut on April 28. To increase visibility for the book, I’d love your help in spreading the word, and welcome reviews on Amazon. Those will help others learn more, and it boosts our visibility on the Amazon site.
I hope you’ll participate in the giveaway. The winner is going to be one stylish, lucky girl!