26 Signs You’re The Best Mom In The World

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The road in life is long. As a mom, when you look back at what you have achieved, if your family comes to mind first, then you were naturally geared towards wanting to make the it the best life possible for them.

Jill Churchhill once said – ‘there is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one’. It’s important to remember how well you have done.

You always put family first

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Family is one of the most important aspects of your life, and they always come before anything else. Big or small, it’s your own. People come in and out of our lives at a constant rate, but family is always there.

You don’t tell your children what to think, but how to think

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Because you asked the question, ”how does that make you feel?” to your children, you allow them to analyse and process their thinking process to make sure they know how they are feeling, not how society projects them to feel.

You encourage them to speak their mind

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Standing up for what you believe in is a very attractive quality, you have encouraged your children to have their own mind and share it when appropriate.

You teach empathy

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Empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s position. You taught your children to understand and share the feelings of other people, not to pity them.

You show them independence and strength

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You showed them that if they don’t always rely on other people, this gives them the strength to follow their dreams, and the independence to see it through.

You call to ask how they are, and meant it

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These days a casual “hi, how are you?” can be just a passing greeting for greetings sake. But when you ask,” how are you?” You actually meant it, and this makes the difference to how they answer you.

You keep a watchful eye, at a distance

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Even though the temptation to be a ‘helicopter mom’ has always been there, you want them to be safe after all, you knew if you let them discover, climb, fall, help and recover on their own, you were forming a stronger human being.

You’ve kept things from their childhood

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Some moms have hundreds of keepsakes from their children’s childhood, others only keep one or two, but whether it’s a little or a lot, keeping those things that meant a lot to you, will mean a lot to them.

You are there when they need you

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Moms are available at all hours for their children, no matter what age they are. The greatest thing you can do for your kids, is be there in their time of need.

You are their biggest fan

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A pivotal role in parenthood is being your children’s biggest fan, and best supporter. That may be at a sports game, theatre show, music concert, a sports competition or when they sit their exams. Having you on their team as head cheerleader gave them the extra push to be the best they could be.

You see yourself in them

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At times it’s like looking in a mirror, whether that’s physically, through gestures, the sound of their voice, characteristics, the list goes on. Seeing yourself in them is a great reward when you are proud of your children. You gave birth to them after all!

You taught them not to give up

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It is said that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. When it seemed the easiest way out was to give up, the way you showed them was the way forward. Which brought to all sorts of success, change, fulfilment and satisfaction, for both you and them.

You are not only their mother, you are their friend

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There is a fine line between this one, and the balance is often tipped, but you are proud and honoured to be your children’s friends as well as their mother, both incredibly important roles to play in someone’s life.

You teach them to be their own competitor

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Competition in the world is fierce and can sometimes be a scary, and thrilling thing. Whether it’s in the workplace, on the sports field, or some healthy competition between friends and family, your children’s biggest competitors are themselves, which forms a healthy relationship to winning and the idea of loosing.

You value financial independency

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Because you value your own financial independency, you have, in turn, taught your children to do the same, and experienced one of the best ways to impart good qualities on to your children, just by doing.

You let them be who they want to be and don’t force change

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Being accepted by your parents is one thing that people all over the world struggle with. So when you accept them for who they are, inside and out, and support them, it means the world to them and their lives.

You are a confidence builder

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You give them a boost when they need it most. All your support throughout their lives, lead to building their confidence in ways we can’t always see straight away, but is shown in moments of confidence within them.

You are the link that brings people together

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Matriarch of the family may seem a title that is a little overboard, but being the one that is at the top of the tree, and links all those people together, is no mean feat. You should definitely be giving yourself a pat on the back for it.

You give good advice

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Children, big or small, have the first instinct to come to their parents when they need some advice. So over the years you’ve had a bit of practise in this area, which really, makes you an expert.

You and your children have inside jokes

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Years of growing together and sharing your lives can set up quite a good backlog of experiences and moments that no one else will understand. Enjoy these inside jokes, as they are completely yours.

You learnt from your own mistakes

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Everyone makes mistakes; no one knows this better than you. Showing them you know what they were and how you recovered from them, teaches them in more ways than you realise.

You teach them to learn from their mistakes

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In passing your knowledge on you are making them stronger people. You have taught your children that they can learn as much from making mistakes as they can from their success. In fact, the mistakes often just make them stronger.

When you listen, you actually listen

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There is a difference between hearing someone, and really listening to someone. Listening is something you choose to do, and it makes a big difference to the person you are listening to.

You let them have their own family too.

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Naturally your immediate family has been the most important thing in your life, but when your kids start having kids, the amount of love in your heart gets even bigger. It’s a hard thing to let your own children have their own lives, but in doing so, you give them the opportunity to create what you had, for themselves.

You built the foundation for them to grow

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Even before they were born you started to build the foundation on which they were to grow, learn, thrive, evolve and feel and then you had to let them go. A wise young girl once said “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right path, the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” Anne Frank.

You are older and wiser now, because of them

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Your children have taught you a lot: things you didn’t realise you had learnt until someone else saw them in you. With years comes wisdom and there’s no way to stop it, so you may as well decide that you’re not getting old, you’re just getting better!

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