The Modern Motherhood Manifesto
I strive to be truly myself, not the perfect mom.
I create my own unique version of motherhood.
I praise myself, celebrate my efforts, and cheer myself on.
I mother myself as well as I mother my kids.
I ask for help and never white-knuckle it.
I continue to dream big and follow my ever evolving passions.
I appreciate and praise my partners’ efforts and acknowledge their value and competency as a great parent.
I am proud of my body and see it as an amazing thing of beauty.
I keep a piece of me sacred and never give my family 100% of me.
I make time weekly for true friends, my self-care, and my lover.
I budget and schedule myself in, as I would any respected family member.
I manage my fears and worries, so I can have fun and be present with my family.
I take care of myself, so I can stay happy, healthy, and feeling good.
I make time to listen to my intuition and trust myself to know what is best for me and my family.
I look for and dwell on the fun and joy in every day.
I mind my own business and do not compare myself to other mothers, even my own.
I live authentically and am unapologetically myself.
I am only responsible for my happiness, feelings, and energy.
I am delicate and gentle with myself, forgive myself quickly, and let myself rest and recharge.
I see the best in my kids and others, and do not live in fear or concern for them.