Don’t become maternally challenged. If you’re a mom, then you need to read this new book!
Don’t Become Maternally Challenged
It happens to us all. We second guess our decisions. Dwell on things that are out of our control. We don’t take time for ourselves, and so much more. That makes us maternally challenged. It’s okay. There’s help! Grab a copy of Kathy Chlan’s new book, which is titled, Maternally Challenged.
Like me, Kathy is a special needs mom. Also like me, she has realized that we’re not perfect, and that’s okay. There’s no manual that tells you exactly how to raise your family. We just throw caution to the wind, and parent by the seat of our pants. (It’s what our parents did too, and come on, we didn’t turn out so bad!
In her book, Kathy shares the not so perfect moments in her family’s life, because none of us are the perfect cookie cutter family. That would be boring! We sack up, giggle, and move on.
If We Don’t Laugh, We’ll Cry
When life gets you down, you have two options. Give up or give it all you’ve got. If I’ve learned anything from my son it’s that if he can push through, then so can I. I’ve also learned that someone needs to invent a mouth filter.
Just yesterday my neighbor and I were talking about her recent trip in an ambulance due to her blood sugar bottoming out. My son informed her, “Yeah, my daddy was there too. He said your nipple fell out, but he put it away for you. I know you don’t remember that!” Thank God she’s like me and laughed hysterically, because I don’t think I would have been able to hold my laughs back.
We also lost an occupational therapist with halitosis because my then 5 year old son told her, “your bref stinks. I can’t take it!” I died. I seriously wanted to run out of that room, or crawl into my own anus because if looks could have killed, my son and I wouldn’t be here today. (In his defense her “bref” was awful and she had NO personality whatsoever, so no love lost there.)
If you question yourself, you’re doing good
Here’s something else I’ve learned as a mom. If you question how you’re doing when rearing your kids, then you’re doing something right. It means you care. But don’t dwell on it. Don’t spend all of your time wondering if you’re doing it right. Follow through with the curve balls, and move on.
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