As a mom, every day is filled will decisions, from the moment you wake up and resist pressing snooze, to the 50th goodnight kiss. Sometimes you nail it. You are supermom. Your family is happy, you complete your to do list (okay maybe not complete but you checked something off) and you're on top of the world.
Then there are those others days... the days when you press snooze one too many times and have to rush. The days when a kid remembers that a project is due that day. The days when you have a big day at work and your kid barfs on your way out the door. We all have those days, usually more of them than those Supermom days. So don't be too hard on yourself when you have to miss out on a school assembly, another mom can grab a picture for you. Don't sweat the missed meeting at work because you got the dreaded call from the school that you have to come and pick up your sick kid. That’s the "small stuff", and it sucks in the moment but in those moments you have to remember the big picture: the goal is to have safe, healthy and happy kids.
That, of course, is easier said than done. Being a parent is hard, there are highs and lows but we all do what we can to make it through each day. As they say, the days are long but the years are short. Sometimes it is hard to enjoy the ride in the moment. Every day you make a million decisions big and small, #butIivaccinate and that's one decision I can always feel good about.
It's an easy decision to take care of your children's health and keeping them up to date on their vaccinations. As your kids get older, the decisions get harder. Big kids equal big challenges. You will spend hours doing research into making the right decisions for your family. For me vaccinating my kids is not a decision I will never lose sleep over.
Parenting is never perfect and there is no such thing as a perfect parent. So celebrate all your parenting moments - Supermom or not - and know that overall the most important thing is that your children are safe, healthy and happy.
Disclosure: This post was developed in association with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as part of the #butIvaccinate campaign, however all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. More information about vaccinations can be found at ontario.ca/vaccines.