Identity Reframe for Moms
I have been speaking to lots of mom’s groups lately. After my talks, I love chatting with women and hearing their stories.
But, here’s the thing….time after time, I hear “I am just a stay-at-home mom”…”I don’t know what my purpose is anymore”….”My husband thinks I do nothing all day”....”I am worried I’m doing this totally wrong”…”I have lost who I am”….
It’s time for a perspective REFRAME for these sweet mamas!!
To all the stay-at-home mama’s out there…you are a teacher! Remove “just a mom” from your vocabulary! You are a teacher preparing humans to contribute to the planet in profound loving ways.
You are a teacher of love…did you hold a child today, did you tell a child you loved them, did you look at them with loving eyes…then you are a teacher of love!
You are a teacher of giving…did you teach them to share today, did you give them food to eat, did you give them your time…then you area teacher of giving!
You are a teacher of creativity…did you color with them today, did you make up a story, did you play pretend….then you are a teacher of creativity!
You are a teacher of coping mechanisms….did your child have quiet time, did you tell them to take a deep breath, did you talk through a mistake…you are teaching them how to cope with life!
You are a teacher of organization…did you pick up toys, did you organize the playroom, did you put anything in its place…then you are a teacher of finding peace in the chaos!
You are a teacher of a love for learning…did you watch an educational video with them, did you read a book to them, did you count and try to go further, did they smile when they accomplished a new task….then you are teaching them the love of learning something new!
You are a teacher of compassion…did you clean up a mess for them, did you hug after a tantrum, did you help them see that the meltdown was really a need for a nap…then you are teaching them what grace looks like!
You are a teacher of unconditional love…do you love them no matter what they do, do you love them if they disappoint you, do you love them if they are angry with you...then you are teaching them what unconditional love looks like!
And the list goes on and on!
Reframe your identity, your work, your contribution, your self-compassion, your sense of worth, your purpose…because YOU are the most important teacher of love in their life!