0
brand parenthood

What I Worry About Now That I’m a Mother || You’re #DoinGood Moms

DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media.  Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my own.

What I Worry About Now That I'm A Mother #DoingGood Minute Maid

I always worry whether or not I am raising my children right. If I’m a good mother, how could I be better? We just recently found out we were expecting our 3rd little one and I was flooded with so many emotions during those first few weeks. Why did I have so many fears? I couldn’t really explain it, I didn’t know why, this baby was completely planned and wanted, and yet I still felt a little doubt when I finally found out.  Not doubt in wanting a child, but doubt in myself. Will I be enough? Will I have enough of myself to give all my children?

I worry now with two if I’m doing an ok job. I find myself thinking DAILY…. am I spending enough time with them? Do I play with them enough? Am I teaching them the right things? Do I read to them enough? Am I letting them watch too much TV? Am I too busy? And the list can go on and on.

What I Worry About Now That I'm A Mother #DoingGood Minute Maid

I was talking to my mother about this the other day, because I expressed to her my fears and she said something that really put things into perspective. She said, because you love your children so much, you will always worry, you will always worry about whether or not you’re doing enough for them. But a mother’s love goes far, your children know you love them, they feel it. And it’s ok to worry and maybe even sometimes feel regret about some things. You’re a mother and it’s natural. This is something you will probably feel all your life. And as they get older, the fears and worries that you have now will turn into new worries and fears. But it’s natural, and it doesn’t mean you’re not doing enough. The fears and worries stem from a deep deep place in your heart, that only a parent could feel, and the minute you stop caring about whether or not you’re doing enough, is probably when you should worry.

My mom is so wise. 🙂  And her words made so much sense to me and our conversation put me at peace. My mom’s always been this way, she’s so supportive and loving and it made me realize that, she had the same fears and worries as me when my siblings and I were little. Yet, growing up all I remember was a home filled with love and support. I don’t ever remember feeling left out, or that she was too busy or that she didn’t read to me enough….all I remember is the love. And that put everything into perspective. You’re doing better than you think moms. 🙂

You have to check out this heartfelt video from the people at Minute Maid. It made me teary-eyed watching it. Share it with the friends and family in your life who could use a reminder that they, too, are doing a great job as a parent.


I watch this video as I sit at my desk and I can see both my girls sitting next to each other. They are eating some fruit and smiling and laughing together. They see me watching them and both glance over to look at me and they both gave me the sweetest, biggest, wide-mouthed smile and my heart just melted. They are just 2 and 3 now, and I can only hope when they are older that they remember everything that made them smile like that and laugh like that and that they know just how much I’ve always loved them.

What I Worry About Now That I'm A Mother #DoingGood Minute Maid

What I Worry About Now That I'm A Mother #DoingGood Minute Maid

What I Worry About Now That I'm A Mother #DoingGood Minute Maid

And now to think there will be more laughter in the mix. We can’t wait to meet the newest member of our family.

Mom’s, you’re #DoingGood.  😉 
Know of a mom who’s going a great job but may not realize it? Post a shout out/short story about her in the comment section below to let her know that she’s doing a better job as a parent than she may realize. With the comment you’ll have a chance to win an awesome Minute Maid prize pack, which includes a $50 Visa gift. Use the gift card to continue “Doin’ Good” with your kids (or give it to someone you think could use it to keep Doin Good with her/his family).

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

More From Story of Five

You Might Also Like

56 Comments

  • Reply
    Mandy Omasta
    April 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Your doing a great job! they are adorable!

  • Reply
    Heather Hayes Panjon
    April 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

    This Is A Shout Out To My Sister Who Is A Single Mom Of Two. Jayme You Are A Wonderful Mom! You Always Put Your Kids First And Are Doing A Wonderful Job! I Want To Know You Are So Inspiring And Strong!

  • Reply
    nicolthepickle
    April 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    My sister. She’s just had her fourth baby,a nd she’s far away from family and support. She’s a trooper.

  • Reply
    Maria
    April 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    My mom – raised us kid on her own working many extra hours just to make ends meet

  • Reply
    Kim @ This Ole Mom
    April 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    My BFF has been raising her daughter as a single parent since her daughter was born 11 years ago. She works 60 hours a week and still manages do everything for her daughter by her self ..without ANY help!! Your amazing Mom , Teresa!

  • Reply
    Jessica Beard
    April 30, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I have a friend that doesn’t have a lot of patience with certain things in life, but when it comes to her kids she is doing a wonderful job.

  • Reply
    lori b
    April 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    i have a friend who just became a single mom of 2 teenage boys, she thinks she is failing but she is doing an amazing job.

  • Reply
    Nate Fuller
    May 1, 2015 at 7:08 am

    My girlfriend isgreat with al of our kids, even whem things get hectic she is calm and lovin!

  • Reply
    latanya t
    May 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    My husband is doing an amazing job. He has so much going on with church, school, work, and our family.

  • Reply
    Mary Happymommy
    May 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    My friend is doing great with her twins.

  • Reply
    steve weber
    May 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    My co-worker is doing great with her daughter.

  • Reply
    Tracy Robertson
    May 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    My Mom. I’m not a kid anymore but now she has lots of experience at being a great mom and I love her!

  • Reply
    Linda
    May 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    My niece is a single mom of 3 who works and takes care of her kids and I think that in spite of her situation, she’s #doingood and being an amazing Mother and providing the best she can yet I don’t know if she realizes it.

  • Reply
    Janet W.
    May 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    My daughter is doing an excellent job with my two grandsons who are very close in age! They can be quite a handful but she shows so much patience.

  • Reply
    shelly peterson
    May 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    My friend Victoria who is raising her grandchildren and is now taking care of her friends 3 kids

  • Reply
    Julie Wood
    May 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    My sister is doing a terrific job in raising my niece and nephew! My nephew who is only 2 years old has a brain tumor, and she it taking him to get chemotherapy, and she is so loving and gentle with both of her kids! She does not ask for any help, but I help her when I can! She is such an inspiration!

  • Reply
    Jessica To
    May 1, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I have a friend who is raising her two boys by herself and homeschooling them and she’s doing great.

  • Reply
    Elena
    May 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    My friend is a single mom and she is doing a great job.

  • Reply
    HS
    May 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    As a single parent, my sister-in-law is doing an excellent job raising her kids.

  • Reply
    Sarah Hayes
    May 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    my friend that has several young kids is doing such a great job.

  • Reply
    Kelly D
    May 2, 2015 at 9:17 am

    My friend from college is doing a good job, spending quality time with her daughter and teaching her values. She has a tough schedule with work, but is doing great.

  • Reply
    Betsy Barnes
    May 2, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I’m giving a shout out to my best friend who is doing a fantastic job being a single mom. She lost her mom when her children were young and she raised them into wonderful people.

  • Reply
    Elle P.
    May 2, 2015 at 10:46 am

    My sister in law is a fantastic, hard working, hands on Mother who does so much and asks for so little. She’s #doingood and I’d love for her to know that.

  • Reply
    Kristen
    May 2, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    My friend has to work full time and worries about the time away from her kids….but her kids are wonderful and well-adjusted and they love the time they do spend with her.

  • Reply
    GB
    May 2, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    My niece is doing a great job and just may not realize it. She had a surprise 3rd pregnancy that she and her husband weren’t planning on but a couple years later and I think she’s #doinggood managing and raising her kids.

  • Reply
    tammy shelton
    May 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I love bragging on my daughter, she’s a GREAT Mom> She better be… I taught everything she knows. 🙂

  • Reply
    nicole dziedzic
    May 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I have to say my sister. She has two kids, one is three and one is six. She sometimes doubts herself on her parenting, but she always makes the best choices and does all she can. She juggles school, a job, also being a trainer, and even helps out at the school. She is like a super mom.

  • Reply
    David Gibb
    May 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    My wife gives her all for our children .

  • Reply
    Leigh Anne Borders
    May 2, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    My siste ris doing a great job even though is is facing many obstacle sin her life at the moment.

  • Reply
    Natalie
    May 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    My mom is #doingood as a mom because she remarried and is doing a great job at being the mom of 2 step kids and her 2 real kids. She also raised 2 kids as a single parent on a teacher’s salary.

  • Reply
    Laura J
    May 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Oh for sure my sister! Her son was born 13 years ago and diagnosed with very low functioning autism. She was told that he would never talk or eat. She never gave up on him, and although he only eats 1 item and drinks 1 drink and still needs a feeding tube, he talks alot! He can read and work on the computer so well! He has come so far. He still is not potty trained but they have been working with that with their daily therapist. She has been unable to work for the last 13 years, as he is not able to attend school. She has so much patience and love….an amazing mom!

  • Reply
    Tabathia B
    May 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    My neighbor is doing a great job as a single mom of a teenage daughter, she recently got a better job with better pay and is looking to move to a house

  • Reply
    Amanda Sakovitz
    May 4, 2015 at 10:55 am

    My best friend since high school is an amazing mom. She can handle a lot but I dont think she gives herself enough credit. I think maybe because everyone assumes she can handle things effortlessly.

  • Reply
    Bridgett Wilbur
    May 4, 2015 at 11:14 am

    My daughter is a first time job and she is doing such a great job.

  • Reply
    Samantha Daleo
    May 4, 2015 at 11:22 am

    My Mom would be the one I would want to post a shout out to. Even though my brother and I are grown and have families of our own now, she still goes above and beyond, every chance she gets, to be there for us. She never thinks its enough and always worries. She is the most selfless person I know.

  • Reply
    Lauren
    May 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

    My neighbor is doing a wonderful job with her three kids.

  • Reply
    Thomas Murphy
    May 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    My sister is doing a better job as a parent then she thinks.

  • Reply
    Barbara Montag
    May 4, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Yes I have a niece who is a terrific mom yet she doubts herself often.
    thank you

  • Reply
    Jennifer Marie
    May 4, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    My mother is doing better than she thinks. My mom has not been able to help me out financially. However, she has taught me a wonderful work ethic and what being a hard worker is all about. I would rather have that knowledge than her money any day.

  • Reply
    shelly
    May 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I have a friend who is a full time teacher and feels some of that mom guilt about not being able to have enough time with her son because he’s in a daycare.

  • Reply
    Tara
    May 5, 2015 at 7:50 am

    My cousin is a single mom and is raising a great son!

  • Reply
    Robin W
    May 5, 2015 at 8:13 am

    This is a shout out for my sister who while having 2 sons at home is raising her young granddaughter on an almost full-time basis. She has MS and COPD but doesn’t let that stop her. I’m so very proud to call her my sister.

  • Reply
    Kristin Goodson
    May 5, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    My sister is struggling because she’s going through a divorce and has a 7 year old son. She always tells me her worries and problems, but I think her son is transitioning fabulously. She doesn’t give herself enough credit.

  • Reply
    Sunshine G
    May 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    My neighbour is doing an amazing job – her husband travels a lot, yet her two daughters are among the nicest, most well-behaved kids I know!

  • Reply
    Lori Jackson
    May 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Hey Michelle…my fave Neice….great job holding down a jog 2 pre-teens and hubby!

  • Reply
    Leidy Ruiz
    May 7, 2015 at 2:58 am

    My mom in law is an amazing woman. She is very loving, kind and patient with us. She’s always there for her family but in the rare occasion that she can’t help she feels bad so I wrote her a little note to let her know she’s #doingood

    Dear Mom-in-law,
    You start your day praying for us, thinking about how we are doing and how you can help make our lives easier. You take care of my nieces while her parents are at work, you clean their house, make them lunch and get the girls ready for practice. You are also a loving wife who above all things takes care of her husband first. You listen to your daughter and encourage her to not give up, to trust GOD in all situations. You are always there whenever any of us have an emergency. No matter how busy you are you always have food ready for us. You never complain and I don’t know how you do it but you always seem to have energy. You are a blessing and we are so thankful to have you in our lives. Please don’t feel bad when you say No to any of our requests, you are doing an amazing job and we understand that although you wish you could multitask more than what you already do sometimes it is not possible to be at two places at once. Your are a great mom/grandma not because you are always helping us but because you love us unconditionally, because you are patient and kind to us, because you are woman of faith who has taught us to follow the Lord. We love you and we give thanks for you everyday.

  • Reply
    Courtnie
    May 7, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    My friend is a marine wife and mother, and she’s doing a great job. She’s a wonderful mother.

  • Reply
    Allison Downes
    May 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    My cousin just became a new mom and she is doing it all on her own as well as in school.

    thanks for the chance to win this 🙂

  • Reply
    Lupita m
    May 9, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    My sister has being an amazing mother all the Times since she had her first child now she have 3 more and a adopted one and continúes doing a great job but she Dora not know that she alwas saids she is the runt.

  • Reply
    Rosie
    May 11, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I have a relative with a special needs child, who is now an adult. It is a lot of work, many thankless days, nobody to notice, and she has given up many hopes and dreams for her own life.

  • Reply
    Maria B
    May 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Definitely mi sister, she is a single mother with two sets of twins. She has three jobs and is a great mother. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply
    Gina M (Wild Orchid)
    May 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    My friend has four kids under 7 years old, and she often feels overwhelmed. She does a fantastic job raising them with good values, manners, and lots of love!

    Entered the Rafflecopter as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  • Reply
    Dawn Monroe
    May 12, 2015 at 7:15 am

    My youngest daughter is a new mom and was worried about doing a good job. She is an amazing mom! She is caring, protective , nurturing and has a lot of patience. Im very proud of her.

  • Reply
    Birdiebee
    May 12, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    My daughter is doing a great job raising my granddaughter and I am so proud of her given all of the tragedies they have gone through.

  • Reply
    Angela Hendricks
    May 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I want to give a shout out to my mom!! She always was worried she was never raising my brother and I well, but we turned out great! Both have happy homes and families with fulfilling jobs! We have a great family relationship. My mom did a wonderful job raising us and I will keep telling her that til she believes me!

  • Reply
    Kenny F
    May 12, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Your doing a great job!

Leave a Reply