From The Mouths Of Babes… #YoureDoingOkMom #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect.   All opinions are 100% mine.

 

    Ever since I found out that I was going to become a mother, I worried over whether I would be able to do a good job.  After all, being a mom could possibly be the most important role of a woman’s life.  Unfortunately, however, parenting does not come with a handbook and children certainly don’t come with instructions.

    I love being a mom but, like most moms, I often wonder if I’m even doing this whole parenting thing right.  Luckily, my boys seem to think that I am the cat’s pajamas and they remind me on a daily basis that I’m doing a great job after all.  I asked my eight year old son what I’m really great at and his response included, “Giving me hugs, taking care of me, scratching my back, and making sure my clothes are clean.”

    The old saying is so true, “From the mouths of babes…”  Who knew that scratching his back every morning when he gets up for school was up so high on his list of priorities?  Hopefully this simple loving gesture will still comfort him during the teenage years when he rebels and considers his parents the enemies of the state.

    At the end of the day, despite my other accomplishments professional or otherwise, the thing that I want to be remembered for is being a good mother.  As moms, we need to stop being so hard on ourselves because we are doing a great job and it is evident by the smiles on our children’s faces and warmth that we feel when they wrap their arms around us to hug us.

    JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES, the JOHNSON’S® Baby brand’s charitable platform, wants to make sure that every baby has a healthy and happy start through educational and social initiatives, product donations, and financial support.  To support mothers and children everywhere, they will donate $1 to Save the Children® for every view of the “You’re Doing OK, Mom” video between now and Mother’s Day!

Let’s Discuss:  What do you think your kids would say that you are really great at doing as a mom?

Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and JOHNSON’S® Baby. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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  • http://swtiine.blogspot.com Annie Mai

    Well I have no kiddos yet. But kudos to all you mamas out there! I’m sure your kids love you for all you do :)

  • Robin Rue

    Hahahahaha, both of my boys LOVE getting their back scratched. I am not sure, but I think they would both agree that they like it when I put lotion on their elbows, knees and feet before bed.

  • daisy

    Awe! My son is 4 years old and he told me the other day that I am the best mom in the whole world. He then asked if I would only meow like a cat for the rest of the week when anyone talked to me. lol.

  • Virginia @thatbaldchick

    Awww, what cuties you have! My kids all agree that scratching their back puts me on the Top Mom list, too.

  • Amanda

    How cute are your kiddos? My son says some of the funniest things! :) I love it!

  • Rebecca Bryant

    Kids are awesome they say and do the most awesome stuff.

  • mail4rosey

    Ha, kids do make us remember the most important stuff if the stuff that doesn’t cost a thing. :) I liked your post!

  • Lean Lacaba

    Since I don’t have a kid(and I don’t plan to), the thing I love the most that my mom does is always supporting me in what I do. Which is writing!

  • Barb W.

    What a lovely post! Being a mom is such a huge responsibility and easy to doubt or question if you are doing everything right. I think when you approach everything from love, it’s hard to go wrong :-)

  • Curby Aardvark

    That was so sweet, you must be such an amazing mother and your kids are lucky.

  • Lawna Young

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! My kids would probably say cleaning because I am constantly cleaning!

  • http://www.ladymarielle.com/ Marielle Altenor

    Aww your son is too cute! Sounds like something my son would say too! At least they know how awesome we are to them lol My son tells me I’m the best mom in the whole world heheh too cute! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • Meagan Bailiff

    My daughter would probably say I’m great at cooking or something like that, she does often tell my i’m the best mom in the world, it warms my heart.

  • Linda Kinsman

    This makes my heart smile. Look at you and your cute boys! Those shining, happy faces tell the world that you are doing a great job!