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buy Clomiphene with paypal What makes a mom? If you asked 100 people this question, there would probably be 100 different answers. I was thinking about this question, because I am a mom now and I want to be the best mom I can be. But what does that look like? I have a great example, because I have an amazing, beautiful, loving mom of my own and I feel very blessed—but I know I will probably do things differently than her, because I am a different person. We all have things that are important to us, so inevitably that will come across in our parenting approach as well.

Growing up, I was extremely lucky to have the mom I did. She allowed my sister and me to be who we needed to be. I have fond memories of my childhood and all the wonderful activities we did. My mom is a hands-on mom. She let us play and have our own time, but she was also right there with us when we needed help with our many elaborate plans to create new worlds in our own backyard. She let us make messes and didn’t stress about the cleanup until we were done. She made us feel like our ideas were the best things she’d ever heard, when clearly, I’m sure most of them were ridiculous! She allowed us to be creative and express ourselves productively. She guided my sister and me through disagreements in a loving and caring way, making us feel heard. She made us feel special daily and the love we received was one of a kind. If I was asked to tell you the one person I know with the kindest, most giving heart, it would be my mom.

Bottom line, I may not be exactly like my mom and I will make mistakes along the way, but I have the best role model to become the best mom I can be. I don’t think we can pinpoint exactly what makes a mom, because there are millions of different examples of what makes the difficult job as a mom work. I can say in the short time that I have been a mom, that it is the hardest and most important job I have ever had. I am responsible for another human being and I have to pray I guide her in the right direction and be there to support her as well as let her go and experience life on her own. I question myself daily and wonder if I should have done something differently. But what I learned from my mom, is that as long as you love your children with all your heart, nothing else matters. Having the unconditional love of your mom, means more than words can express.

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