As a stay-at-home mom, I feel like I work hard every day. Every single day. From son up to son down (yes, intentional use of the word son!) How do I know if I’m doing a good job?
Sure, it’s wonderful to see my son grow and become more independent. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate being able to stay-at-home and be a full-time parent. I love waking up to The Boy’s smiling face, cleaning up his messes, listening to his stories about trains and dinosaurs, and watching him splash (a lot) in the bath tub. His childhood is going by so quickly, we’re almost ready to begin celebrating half birthdays! (Hooray!)
With 2012 drawing to a close, I’m wondering if I’m doing a good job. Am I being the best parent that I can be? When I was a corporate gal, we received an annual review and a mid-year review. I always looked forward to those. I loved checking in with my manager to see how I was doing. And getting a raise wasn’t so bad either.
Now that I don’t have a manager to coach me along, where do I turn to gauge my accomplishments? I love being independent, and knowing that my new boss is growing well and learning a lot. I still can’t help but wonder what I could be doing better.
As a parent, how to you determine if you’re doing a good job raising your children?
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