There's so many choices a mom (and dad) has to choose for a child and it can really mess with one's head and confidence level.
Breast/formula, daycare/stay-at-home (or heck,even which type of day care), traditional shots/delayed shots, paci/no paci, cry it out/not, forward facing/rear facing, organic/non organic......etc etc.
|swinging with his future wife|
I'm not sure if it's social media (always the scape goat), or what, but mom wars can get ugly. I know I'm guilty of judging, and have to remind myself that it's none of my business. I often remind myself that "judge not, lest you be judged"!!
I've also decided that I will not "explain" any of our decisions to anyone. It's not a competition and I'm not going to feel bad for anything we're doing for our child(ren).
There are a few things that I'm 100% confident on:
|I'm confident he's the cutest future goalie, ever!|
1. B and I love Jack more than life itself.
2. We're making decisions for his benefit.
3. We are not perfect and mistakes are okay.
4. When all said and done, we will raise a happy, well-adjusted, law abiding, Jesus loving child.
|my baby can read!|
I don't think there is any trick to being a confident mom. I try not to take myself to seriously or add any extra pressure by trying to be like others. I pray. A lot. I confide in my mom and others who have been there/done it (and who won't make me feel bad about my decisions). I go with my mom gut. I just do what's best for us and our child. Did I mention that I pray....a lot?!
At the end of the day, that's all you can do....right?!