“Being a perfect mom is a myth—but being a pretty great
mom, most of the time, is actually possible. I don’t believe in one best way to parent. In fact, I think it could be pretty damaging to our children if we tried to impose the ideals of someone else onto how our family should function.
The Hollis boys are sarcastic. They get that from their parents. Dave and I think it’s hilarious, and we admire their quick wit.
But in your house, their sarcasm might be seen as disrespectful. Likewise, I’m incredibly strict with manners. I want yes ma’ams and no sirs. I demand pleases and thank yous, and if someone says something inappropriate or rude at my dinner table, they will be asked to leave. But maybe in your house that seems over the top. Maybe at your table you burp the alphabet after every meal and then laugh like maniacs together. If so, awesome. Mama, there is no one way to be a mother. Stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to color every beautiful thing you’re doing right.” #girlwashyourface #rachelhollis #momlife #empowereachother #bestmom #tryingmybest #strongmom #healthymom #tiredmom #hardwork #balancedlife