The annual celebration of Mothers’ Day offers us moms a chance to have breakfast in bed, or experience some other kind of treat from our family.
It’s one particular day that we get a bit of positive feedback for the work that we do as moms, and it’s one day that we get to be reminded of how much love goes around because of moms.
Mothers’ Day can also be a chance to reflect on how we each are doing as moms (or grandmoms) …
— What kind of example are we setting for our kids?
— How are we showing them that we love them?
— How well are we appreciating the gifts that being a parent can give us?
In addition to thinking about our mom-ing towards our children, this day is also a chance to think about the ways we benefit and serve as host moms of au pairs.
As regular readers of the blog know, I firmly believe that being a host mom or dad not only helps you grown as a parent, but it also helps you grow as a person.
For this Mothers’ Day I wanted to post something that I wrote a long time ago about the 5 Ways Being a Host Mom Makes you a Better Parent & Person, and then I thought, Why rehash my ideas? Why not just ask you all?
Here’s a Mothers Day challenge for you:
How has being a host mom helped you become a more inspiring parent?
Although this question is phrased for host moms themselves, au pairs and dads can also chime in. You may notice ways in which we moms are growing that we haven’t noticed ourselves…
This superfabulous image is a charm, from the Etsy shop of Allison Strine. Lots of goodies and inspirations there…