Hey Mom. Your Kids Are Going To Be Okay

Kristen Welch | 1/29/2019 | Kristen
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I got stuck in a shirt in a dressing room at a local thrift shop and with my arms up in the air, I actually thought about buying the dumb top because that seemed easier than escaping it. As I wriggled my way out of it, I reminded my middle-aged self that not all mediums are created equal.

I used to believe that not all moms were created equal, too. I wasn’t like the other moms who had it all together. I showed up at bake sales with store bought treats and I was the mom who on her phone trying to solve a crisis overseas. I never felt present enough and struggled with guilt as a working mom.

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I finally accepted that the way I mother is the way I mother and there is not an equation that makes one mom unequal to another.

Now, every time I see a young mother wrestling her kids into their carseats or juggling toddlers and a baby and a week’s worth of groceries, I’m grateful I’m past that season. At least until I tell my teens they need to do their laundry, ground them or remind them to clean their rooms and then I really miss nap time. And cribs.

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The other day, my college freshman was in town for just an hour on a Sunday morning. She texted “Want to grab a quick lunch before I have to leave again?” We turned the car away from church and drove nearly half an hour so we could all eat tacos together. I quickly snapped this picture of my three beautiful babies in the booth together. On some hard days lately, each going through their own challenges, I have whispered to myself, to them, you are going to be okay.

A while back, my husband was cleaning out...
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