When it comes to this; we really need to stop comparing ourselves
Social Media has made it so easy for us mothers to think we are not good enough. We can often get criticized for how we parent. Mommy shaming is what I have heard it being called. I'm here to encourage you and speak truth to you.
Stop Feeling Guilty
As we all start using social media more and more, sometimes we often find ourselves feeling inadequate about ourselves. Your doing the mommy thing just as well as anyone else is. Even if your child had cereal for dinner that night, that is just fine. You allowed your child to eat his absolute favorite cereal. Who doesn't have cereal for dinner. So what if it didn't hit all four food groups. It is also fine that other mother feed her family only organic food. You both fed your children and family. You both ended up with the same results, your family was fed. No more feeling guilty if you cant feed your family organic foods. No more feeling guilty if you cant take vacations. Lets replace Guilt with Grace. Ultimately we all need to show more Grace. To ourselves and others.
Social media has really made it easy for us to feel we aren't good enough. We compare ourselves and our lives to others we see online. We start wanting what others have. Doesn't the internet make it look like everyone has the perfect home, perfect marriage, and perfect children? Please remember it is only a glimpse of peoples lives, no one has a perfect life. Wish we all did, specially in this crazy world.
Support and Respect Each Other
Mothers, we need to pull together and support each other instead of tearing each other down. We need to remember to respect each others differences. Show Grace to others and yourself. If you start to feel your unworthy or feel like your not enough, take a step back. Turn off the internet and take some time for yourself. Do not let the internet control your feelings. When someone posts or says something that you disagree with, please think about how are should respond. We can't control other peoples words but we can control our words. We can control how we respond. There is always a way to gracefully talk things out.
It would be great if we started to help and guide young mothers as the bible tells us too in Titus 2:4-5
4 That they may teach the young woman to be sober,
to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good,
obedient to their husbands, that the word of God
be not blasphemed.
If you are discouraged and think you aren't good enough, find a mentor. Look for a good strong Christian woman who will bring you biblical truths.
Memorize Hebrews 13:7
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God: considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
You are worthy of all life's blessings! No more comparing yourself to others. No more feeling guilty for how you are raising your children. You are the perfect mother for your children. God thought so! Who are we to disagree.