Being A “Yes” Mom

This morning, I stumbled onto a post titled, “10 Motherhood Secrets,” where the writer shared the 10 things she learned over the years of being a mother. One point that especially struck a chord in the post was how she turned herself from a “no” person to a “yes” mom.

A lot of moms out there are no moms. Some may not even be aware that they are that they are these kind of mothers. “No” is an easier and more convenient answer for mothers. I know because for years, I too struggled with overcoming my habit of saying “no” to my children’s requests. I was a mother who consistently answered “no” to my children’s requests–sometimes even without actually hearing them yet. I was brought to my senses when my own mother came over one weekend and pointed out my “no attitude.”

Looking back, I regretful depriving my children of some happy memories because I was always saying no. Now although my inclination to say no still comes out once in a while, I make a conscious effort to say yes a whole lot more.

How about you? Are you a “yes” or a “no” mom?