You Are a Better Mom Than You Think

You ARE a better mom than you think. Don’t believe me? Let me prove it to you!


Welcome to the profound and rewarding journey of motherhood—a path adorned with moments of boundless love, laughter, and the best part – your little one(s). Yet, nestled within the warmth of maternal love, there can be shadows of doubt and uncertainty.


If you’ve ever found yourself questioning the depths of your capabilities or pondering whether your efforts are truly enough for your cherished little one, this blog post is for you. In this blog post, I’m going to go over… 


Recognizing Your Strengths as a Mom


Embracing The Complexity of Motherhood


Prioritizing YOU


Let’s jump right in!



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Recognizing Your Strengths as a Mom


Navigating Moments of Doubt

In the journey of motherhood, self-doubt often sneaks in, causing us to second-guess ourselves. It’s a common experience, one that many of us face at different points along the way. But, it’s important to recognize that doubt doesn’t mean we’re failing–it’s just part of the ride. 


When those moments of uncertainty hit, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. But instead of letting doubt consume us, we can find strength in knowing that we’re not alone in this! Other mothers have been here too, grappling with the same doubts and insecurities. 


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Despite what doubt may tell us, we have an inner resilience that can guide us through the storm! It’s not always easy to tap into, especially when doubt is loud and persistent. But taking a moment to breathe, to remind ourselves of our capabilities, can make all the difference. 


Ultimately, motherhood isn’t about being perfect–it’s about doing your best with the tools you have. And, sometimes, that means embracing the uncertainty, knowing that you are doing the best you can your YOUR children. So when self-doubt creeps in, let’s acknowledge it, but also remember that we’re stronger than we think, capable of weathering whatever challenges come our way. 


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Acknowledging Your Dedication

I want you to take a moment to appreciate your relentless dedication and the boundless love you have for your little one(s). Your commitment to their well-being shines through in the everyday sacrifices you make and the love you pour into every interaction!


Amidst the challenges of motherhood, trust in your resilience. You’ve navigated through tough times before, and know that you can have the strength and support to overcome whatever comes your way. Embrace the confidence that DOES live in you as you face the ups and the downs of motherhood. 


Embracing Your Caring Nature

At the end of the day, it’s the quiet moments of tenderness, the reassuring hugs, and the unwavering support that make motherhood amazing. Within this love, there’s a strength that carries us through the challenges and uncertainties that come our way. 


Embrace your nurturing nature! Trust in your ability to provide comfort and stability for your little one(s). Remember–it’s not all about the grand gestures or elaborate displays…it’s in the everyday moments of connection and care that your love shines brightest and attachment is fostered. Take comfort in the simplicity of your maternal affection. It’s a powerful force!



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Embracing the Complexity of Motherhood


Beyond the Basics

Let’s go beyond the basics for a second. Motherhood goes FAR beyond the simple acts of meeting our children’s basic needs. It’s full of a wide variety of emotions and responsibilities. We’re not just caretakers; we’re also guides, mentors, and nurturers who play an important role in shaping the development of our children. Embracing the complexity of motherhood means acknowledging the challenges and joys that come with it.


Extending Forgiveness and Grace

Forgiveness and grace play pivotal roles. As we reflect on our experiences and choices, it’s important to embrace forgiveness. Amidst the myriad experiences and decisions that define our role as mothers, it is crucial to cultivate a compassionate attitude toward our own imperfections and mistakes. 


It is essential to extend the same tender embrace of forgiveness that we offer to others, towards ourselves. Recognizing our humanity means acknowledging that we WILL inevitably stumble along the way–that’s part of the journey. 


Forgiving ourselves is about acknowledging our fallibility with kindness and understanding. It’s about recognizing that we’re doing the best we can with the resources and knowledge available to use at any given moment. In embracing forgiveness for ourselves, we cultivate more resilience that empowers us to navigate the challenges of motherhood with grace.


Focusing on the Bright Spots

Amidst all of the challenges and struggles, there is also complexity in our attempts to intentionally focus on the bright spots, the positives–the moments that bring smiles to our faces. These moments, however fleeting, are the essence of joy in motherhood.


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Whether it’s your baby’s laughter, holding them tight, or just witnessing their growth and development, these are the moments that remind us of who we are to them. By consciously acknowledging and cherishing the positives, we can cultivate a mindset of gratitude and appreciation that helps us navigate the ups and downs of motherhood. 


Make an effort to focus on the positives–the small day-to-day victories that make it all meaningful. In doing so, we not only uplift ourselves but also can more easily create a positive and nurturing environment for our children to thrive.


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Prioritizing YOU


Honoring Your Well-Being

Want to know the best thing you can do to take care of your family? Make sure that YOU are thriving. Everyone else benefits when you are doing well. 


Gone are the days when we think our job as moms is to run ourselves ragged so that everyone else can be okay. You get to be a priority too. You CAN thrive in motherhood. In fact, your family thrives when YOU do. 


You owe it to yourself and to your family to work on your sh*t.


Post traumas getting in your way? Work on it. Reactivity or resentment popping up? Feeling burned out or disenchanted by your current mom-gig? It doesn’t have to feel this way! Medication and therapy are awesome. You can be happy and thriving!! You deserve it, and so does your family. If you need help finding a therapist in your area, click here to go to Psychology Today and insert your zip code!


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Investing in Restful Sleep

I have said it before and I will say it again…it is IMPOSSIBLE to be sleep deprived and thriving at the same time. You’re not on your A-game, you’re not firing on all cylinders, you are not reaching your potential. 

Getting good sleep is SO so important, and no matter where you are in your sleep journey/your baby’s sleep journey, we’re here to help!



Recap on Why You’re a Better Mom Than You Think

Motherhood is a journey filled with both challenges and joys. In this blog, we’ve explored the complexities of the maternal experience and discussed practical ways to navigate its twists and turns. From recognizing our strengths as mothers to extending forgiveness and grace, we’ve learned that we are capable of more than we often give ourselves credit for.


By focusing on the bright spots and prioritizing your well-being, I promise that you can thrive while caring for your little one(s). Remember, you are a better mom than you think. Embrace the journey, celebrate the victories, and always prioritize your well-being. You’ve got this!


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Whether your little one is a newborn (0-4 Months Content Library), 4-24 months (4-24 Months Content Library), or a toddler (2-5 Years Content Library), we have the resources you need to get your family the sleep you all deserve!

Christine Lawler

Christine Lawler

MS, LMFT, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing for over 13 years. I’ve set out to do ALL of the research and I created a method to optimize baby sleep that is tuned in, empowering and WORKS. There absolutely should be joy in motherhood, and I have learned that every baby CAN get better sleep!

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