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Good Enough, Mom?
Are you moms who are struggling with self-confidence that ask constantly: ‘Am I good enough?’ and ‘Have I done enough?’ Today, I like to say: ‘You are good enough and you are brave.’ Don’t let others tell you otherwise.
Good Enough Is Not Enough
Parents enter into this journey with nothing but clean clear pages with nothing written on them. You look for manuals but found none. You look for instructions and got disappointed. We literally have to pray through our pregnancies at all times and I suspect that every pregnancy is covered by prayers from those who love us.
Meanwhile, we study the handbook ensuring that we are prepared when baby arrives. The truth is no matter how prepared we think we are, there is always something that reminds us otherwise. Do we struggle to become the best? If we compare with other moms, are we at the 99.9 percentile? The top 1% in the parenting world?
Good Enough Is The Best We Know How
Through this journey of parenting, we learn to take note. We observe, we question and we take notes. That is how we become the best because we learn through our mistakes. That is also how I believe God grows our mindset as parents. It is also through our desperate times, we come to God for help.
Do we need all our questions answered? The answer is no. The learning continues as we grow through our life experiences. We learn to make better choices over our failures. Interestingly, we learn to increase our ability to work within our limitations over time. We have become therefore the best that we know how. That is good enough by the way, moms.
You Are A Brave Mom! That Is Good Enough
Parenting is no easy feat. Trust me! You need courage and grit. For that reason you are brave enough. Look at your child’s achievements not failures. Seek to empower not put down. Look at how much you have grown as a mom and dad. You are brave enough to take on the challenges of raising a lifelong learner. That is good enough! Don’t you think?
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Hello everyone! My name is David and I am 4. I am going 5 on August 29. Happy Hugalicious Day! ‘Hugalicious is that it will never end’. Come celebrate Hugalicious Day with me on August 21. Post how you celebrate Hugalicious with me and hashtag it to #celebratehugaliciousdaywithdavid I love to watch your videos.
The Story Behind Hugalicious Day
David loves putting 2 words together and creates a whole new word. It’s his thing. He is absolutely creative and definitely a curious little guy. He is always looking for new ideas through his play and learning. One day he saw an advertisement and he shouted: ‘Cycleboard’! Now you ask: ‘What’s a Cycleboard’?
By the time David is 4, he’s reading really well for his age. He calls himself ‘Math Bee‘ and a great speller for his age. David enjoys playing games like ‘Angry birds’, ‘Bad Piggies’, ‘Cut the rope with Om Nom’ and others. He loves to sing and dance and adores minions and various characters in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Occasionally, he gets special treats by going to the play area in his favorite McDonald. Even though he is 4, David is able to google anything he wants to know on his computer. He aspires to become an awesome game host and his favorite is: ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ David is starting his schooling, a day before he turns 5, online with K12.com
Reasons Why Hugalicious Is Important To David
He loves playing with his friends and often looks forward to social activities, however, due to our present circumstance, we are unable to do so. David’s dad was and is still unemployed for more than 2 years now. We moved in to take care of David’s grandpa.
When David was 2, we gave him a $5 calculator as a Christmas gift that year. We could not afford more because of our circumstance. That turned out as an awesome idea because he loved numbers. Even to this day, he loves to learn everything new that is to do with numbers.
He does not attend birthday parties because they cost money. We celebrate his birthdays by going out to dinners and cakes just on his birthdays. Yet this little guy never once complain that we do not give him a birthday party.
Mom’s Thoughts And Reflection
As his parents, we cannot give him much like many kids his age, however, David never ask for anything. Most of what he has come from gifts his grandma bought for him on his first birthday. Often neighbors would drop by and gave him items he needed, solely by the grace of God.
David stays home most of time and so he loves his computer. When he brought up the idea about Hugalicious Day, I just love it. I hope that by doing this, David gets to learn he makes a difference even though he is 4. He would learn that his ideas can make someone else happy.
New Moms – This Is For You
The journey to becoming new moms are often shared with treasured memory. As new moms, be encouraged. You are not alone.
My Birth Experience
Who would have thought that after much prayers, 4 years into our marriage, David Joshua Jun Jie Dick would be born on the morning of 29th August 2012? Earlier, we got excited David’s projected due date fell on his Aunt Joanne’s birthday which was 28th of August that year. That afternoon, I experienced some contractions and later in the evening I was Admitted into Clovis Community Hospital. While I admitted, my water broke. My contractions intensified from that point on. It was a relief to have Dan, Michelle, Andrea and my little sister, Elisa there. It was heart warming to have them cheering me on. The pain-killer had an intense effect on my body. Not only did the pain continue on, I was hallucinating. I couldn’t wait for a staff to administer epidural to relieve my pain. It took a while longer to finally get my pain relieved. I was so glad. The process of dilation did not progress as expected, and David was in distressed. So, through c-section David was born early the next morning at around 9. He weighed 9 pounds 1 oz, and 21 inches long.
As a brand new mom, I did my research on the web daily. I was constantly looking for answers online especially through the first year of David’s life. Never miss his doctor’s appointments. It helped to have a group of new moms as a support group for each other. I was a proud new mom who by God’s provision, successfully breastfed my little boy through the six months of his life. Giving thanks to God always for His guidance, wisdom and protection.
Advice For New Moms
New moms are always looking for good sound advice for parenting. I welcome some advice while I ignore others. As new moms, all our experiences are valid and worthy for consolidation for future moms-to-be. What are some of your experiences that you would like to share with others that you consider helpful tips? Future moms-to-be would be glad to hear from you.
Blessings from ours to yours,