The first twenty five or so years of my life, I was just Beth. I didn’t have anything in particular that defined me-no hobbies, no real passions.
Then I had a baby. And I became The Mama Beth. Finally, finally I had something to define me. It is amazing.
Before I had Adeline, I was a nine-to-fiver. I didn’t particularly like my job, but I was good at it. The money was nice, but there was certainly no satisfaction there. It was something I did because I had to.
Now, I’m a housewife, a stay-at-home-mom.
The question has been posed-what kind of mother am I?
a crunchy mom-I cloth diaper and make my own baby food. I am breastfeeding Lucy. I use vinegar and baking soda to clean.
a mellow mom-my kid regularly eats off the floor. A container of oatmeal makes a fun inside alternative to a sand box. Kids were designed washable for a reason.
a mom-in-training-every day I learn something new, about my kids, myself or both. I’d like to think I’m improving every day.
a mom with faults-sometimes I lose my patience. Sometimes my voice is louder or harsher than it should be. Sometimes a time out lasts an extra minute.
a happy mom. A content, satisfied mom, but one who is always looking to improve.
I hope that what kind of mom I am is always changing and growing.