What do you think makes you a good mum?

Janine - posted on 10/17/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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So most of us have felt we are good mums or has had someone tells us something to make us say "Well I am a good mum". But I am curious, what do you feel, do etc that makes you know that you are indeed a good mum?

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Janine - posted on 10/18/2011

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To give and show love in whatever way that may be - your daily duties... working just to put food on the table, sitting down doing arts and craft with them, a kind gesture of a cuddle or kiss.. or just simply with ease producing the words.. I love you on a daily basis.. It all makes the difference doesnt it. Again, I know it is but a mere simple question but I really do feel for the ones that try hard (as any decent mother should) and still find that they have to justify oneself. There is not higher place in a childs life than a mother :)

Elizabeth - posted on 10/18/2011

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Finding some way to touch your childs arm or a hug each day and letting them know you love them and you are there for them. No matter how annoyed they may get. :)

Merry - posted on 10/18/2011

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When I'm proud of my kids I know I'm a good mom. And when they make me so mad and yet I still feel love for them I know I'm a good mom :) the real test for me will be when they're adults. If they turn out good then I, and my husband, did good

Janine - posted on 10/18/2011

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Well said ladies and it really is this simple... To love your children unconditionally, to be present in their lives, to keep open lines of communication. To be respectful to their indiviualities.

Hillary - posted on 10/18/2011

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Frankly, I say I'm a good mom just for loving them. Unconditionally. But it doesn't really matter though, no matter what I do, not everyone will agree with my choices as a parent and I will be questioned for almost every decision I make. But in the end, regardless of my choices, I am a good mom for loving, caring and protecting my children.

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My children are happy and well rounded, I see the results of my parenting in them everyday, when they succeed at new tasks, when they come to me for comfort, when they display behaviour we have been working on (such as manners, please thank-you etc). These things and many more show me I am a great mum!

Montana - posted on 10/17/2011

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Just simply BEING there. I cant tell you how many parents I know that get rid of their kids every chance they get or complain about the time spent at home as a family.

Katherine - posted on 10/17/2011

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I think being there 24/7 for my children makes me a good mom. Playing with them, all mother duties......that's about it.

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