mothers mental health compassion

Mommy, Do You Love Me?

by

Christine Coughlin

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Motherhood, Wellness

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When Maddie was tiny, she looked at me and asked: “Mommy, do you even love me?”
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The question shattered me. I wanted to whisper to my sweet girl, “yes, baby, with all my heart, I love you, but mommy doesn’t value herself.” 
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We can never prepare ourselves for how our kids will shine a floodlight on the areas our growth is most needed. 

Know Better, Do Better.

I’ve always prided myself on the compassion I extend to others. I didn’t realize my definition of compassion was incomplete if it didn’t include myself.
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Our self-talk is a powerful indicator of how much we respect ourselves. Pay close attention to the chatter in your mind.

Would you talk to your kids or best friend that way? 
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There are countless moments over the last nine years; I wish I could do-over. I also know I was doing my best at the moment, and I will never stop trying to get it right.
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Whether you are a new momma or an experienced one, make sure to extend yourself a little compassion today. 

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