The Good Mom Checklist: Are You Doing It Right? (VIDEO)

Alex Iwashyna as Fancy Nancy, courtesy of her daughter,

Last Thursday my son developed a bit of a cough.  He also had a low-grade fever.  Low….like 99.  Most schools don’t even consider that a fever. No big deal, right?  Friday, same thing.  Saturday, he seems fine.  Sunday, it is back again. The fever disappears with Tylenol, but the cough is keeping him up at night.  Since we had a family vacation coming up, we figured a visit to the doctor ‘JUST IN CASE’ is probably a good idea. But I really didn’t think it was a big deal. Because I am a good mom and I KNOW when something is wrong with my small dude, right? Wrong. He had pneumonia. PNEUMONIA. *sigh* There goes my ‘good mom’ badge.  Or so I thought until I read this beautiful post….. A Good Mom Checklist by .  Taking me one by one through the many things I HAVE done right (and often) from loving my kids to carrying them when their legs worked perfectly fine to mastering the ability to quote from their favorite books to, as you see in this fabulous picture of Alex – allowing our kids to dress us up in their version of Fancy Nancy and not complained.

What would you add to the list?

Read more from Danielle on Strollerderby and her personal sites ExtraordinaryMommy and DanielleSmithMedia.

You can also follow her on Twitter.

More from Danielle on Strollerderby:

Pinterest Is Making Money From Your Posts: Sneaky Or Genius?
Will You Teach Your Kids To Give Like The Anonymous Kmart Donors?
McDonalds Outsmarts San Francisco Happy Meal Ban
Sticks and Stones: My Son Cut His Hair So Another Child Would Stop Calling Him A Girl

Photo Credit with permission: Alex Iwashyna,

Article Posted 4 years Ago

Videos You May Like