Support and Help Your Husband: He Can Do It!

I know we all want to be the best moms for our kids, but should we stop there? NYC Dads tells us we shouldn’t. As mothers, we should not only be concerned about fostering a wonderful relationship with our children, but you should also make an effort to support and help your husband become the best dad he can be.

As Anne-Marie Slaughter, the author of “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” says, “The most important thing mothers can do to help fathers be the best parents they can be, as either part-time or full-time caregivers, is to get out of the way.”

The more supportive and encouraging we are of our husbands the more involved and effective they will be as fathers. After all, our kids are better off with both the best mom and the best dad. Don’t you think? So, unless he’s causing them real harm, support your husband in his own efforts to build a great relationship with your kids—and build his self-confidence as a dad. Just because he isn’t doing it your way doesn’t mean that it cannot work. Keep an open mind! Support and help your husband be a good dad, just like he should be supporting and helping your be a great mom.

The Gift Of Having Friends Who are Moms

When I became a mom I realized how much I had to make some changes in my social life. Most of my long-time friends are single or married but without kids still, and although it is still fun hanging out with them things were never really the same. Moms have a lot of questions, stress, frustration, and stories to tell and while they are eager to listen and give some words of advice, there is just element of understanding and empathetic support that they can’t offer me. So I decided I had to meet new friends who were struggling moms too. And boy, I couldn’t be any happier with my decision.

I now have a wonderful set of mom friends who I regularly spend time with. Having them has made motherhood a more wonderful experience. They play a huge role in making motherhood less crazy and more simple-they serve as my sounding board, my advisers, my teachers, and most of all they take away the feelings of isolation and loneliness of being a stay-at-home mom.

I thank God for giving me such wonderful friends. How about you? Do you have mom friends too? How are they a blessing to your life? Please share your thoughts with me!