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I Want to be THAT Mom: Notes on Mom Goals

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I always knew I wanted to be a mom.

However, I don’t remember ever putting any thought into the type of mom I wanted to be. Would I be like my mother? (Oh! goodness gracious.)


Would I be a “fun” mom? A mean mom? A working mom?

When I had my first child at 23 I was flabbergasted that they actually let me leave the hospital with my baby.

Didn’t they know that I had no clue how to be a mom?

Weren’t they suppose to ask for proof that I could handle it?

Those first few months were filled with dirty diapers, sleepless hours and self doubt, soon enough I started to morph into a mom. Since then, everyday, with every new experience I learn what type of mom I am….and It’s not always pretty.

Yet, I still feel like I want to be a certain “type” of mom. A better mom, because just as I learn a stage of mommyhood, it changes again…and I feel lost, frustrated, wondering how to be “that” mom again.

That’s why I want to HAVE IT TOGETHER!

I want to be the mom that knows how to sew on a button, hem pants, or make that obscure Halloween costume.

I want to know how cook, and I don’t mean the quesadilla and pasta kind of cook. I want to know how to make those classic dishes that only grandma’s cook (without having to be a grandma).

I want to be the mom that makes those really cute creative Valentine’s Day cards from Pinterest, and those “end of the school year” crafty gifts.

I want to be good at math and science and help my kids with that oh so fun! Volcano project.

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To be the mom that looks put together every morning when she drops off the kids at school. To wear make up and earrings and actual clothes, not gym workout stuff.

Yeah, I want to be THAT mom.

I want to know what GMO’s are, buy organic and cook everything from scratch. Not the mom that resorts to fruit gummy’s as a snack.

I want to take my kids shopping to farmer’s markets and visit museums, plays and musicals, give them some culture!

I want to know how to fix my daughters broken heart when she fights with her BFF, and say the right words when my son gets picked on.

I want to inspire my kids.

I want to be the cool mom! You know, “that” kind of mom.

Have the right reaction to my kids tantrums in the middle of the mall.

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I want to grow my own food, and have my kids learn to do so as well. Teach them about caring for our planet, respect and love nature.

I want to be the young mom, ALWAYS!

I want to be the mom that prays at night and every morning.

I want to know how to cure an upset stomach, hives, or get gum out of my girls hair…and can fix a flat tire!

I want to be rested and energized.

I want to be the mom that has time for “thank you” notes,  handmade cards, and wrapped gifts. To do crafts with my children, and actually be good at it.

I want to have a nicely decorated home, and a clean home. (is that even possible?)

I want to be the mom, that is a good wife and partner. I want to be approachable. I want my children to know they can talk to me, and that I will listen to them. I want to be the mom that is patient, loving, nurturing, smart, fun…

I didn’t know I wanted to be this kind of mom when I left the hospital on that winter morning. But everyday that I wake up, I want to be a good mom, a better mom.

I try to forget about those moments in which I feel like a failure and remember that no one handed me a “How to be the Best Mom” handbook.

I learn everyday what type of mom I’d like to be.

What kind of mom are you? Who do you want to be?

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2 Responses to I Want to be THAT Mom: Notes on Mom Goals

  1. Krystal
    Krystal May 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

    Love it!! Its nice to know I am not the only mom that has big dreams and feels like a failure lol. Yay to awesome moms doing our best!!

  2. Elisa
    Elisa May 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

    You’re right Krystal, YAY! To awesome moms everywhere, because we try our best, even when we fall short. We keep trying!

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