Give yourself an ‘A’, mom!

We tend to be too hard on ourselves as moms. Between navigating motherhood and trying to silence that inner voice that keeps reminding us of all the times we didn’t get it quite right, it can all become overwhelming. By Thobeka Phanyeko


Despite the challenges, you keep showing up with a smile and that alone deserves an ‘A’!

If you’re not convinced, here are more reasons why you deserve it…

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Youre doing your best

Oprah Winfrey once said that “when you know better, you do better”, and this couldn’t be truer for moms. You might be looking around and comparing yourself to other parents, but you have no idea what their journey is about. When you catch yourself feeling less than amazing, remember that you’re doing your best and that’s good enough for your little one.

You are wondering if youre doing enough

Just the fact you’re thinking of ways to improve means you’re thoughtful and you take your role of being a mom seriously, so breathe and give yourself a break!

The kids are fed, healthy and happy, and its all thanks to you

See? You’re doing a great job. We want the best for our kids and sometimes we lose sight of the things that really matter. There’s no such thing as a perfect mom, but there is a mom who is the perfect fit for her kids.

When your kids tell you they love you

Children are generally honest, so best believe that these words are coming from a genuine place. Your little one’s vocabulary may not be vast enough to fully express how they feel so when these three magical words are uttered, know that your child’s world is a warm and happy place because you’re in it.

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Your little one is genuinely happy to see you

Nothing beats a warm and sincere smile after a long day, and when your little one runs towards you, grinning from ear to ear, take this as a gentle reminder that you are enough!

Some days are hard and thats OK

We’re all on a learning journey and, guess what? Growth is messy and so is parenting (sometimes). So embrace the uncertainty, let it rattle you and mould you into the best version of yourself. You can always marvel at the masterpiece when you get to the other side, but until then…give yourself an ‘A’ and trust that you deserve it!

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