Karen Bongiorno | Mothers need support and encouragement.
Karen Bongiorno is a writer, researcher and mom. She recently completed a series of practical guide books for mothers. They give an overview of motherhood, offering encouragement, knowledge, inspiration, organization tools and resources to help mothers handle the full-nest years.
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Mothers need support and encouragement.

Mothers need encouragement and support. No matter our circumstance, being mom can be difficult at times.

As mothers, we each want to do the best we can for our children. We are kindred spirits. We can help one another by supporting one another in small ways. We can say; “hello” and connect with one another at the playground or market, the office, the doctor’s office, daycare pickup, and beyond. We can “see” one another.

When we notice a mom struggling, looking worried or overwhelmed, we can smile with a look that says; “yes, I know what you’re going through.” We can be encouraging with friendly words; “you can do it; you’re doing a good job; you’ll get through this.” A thoughtful affirmation or warm smile can keep us going, just as we are feeling discouraged. These small kindnesses can make a difference.

The writing piece shown here is by an anonymous writer. It expresses her respect for mothers. She sees the tough work, constant care and love we have for our children. She wants us to know, we are not alone when we acknowledge and support one another.

“I see you spread thin but going the extra mile for your family.

I see you digging for depths of strength you never dreamed you had.

I see you showing appreciation to those who serve your child with you.

I see you rising early in the morning to do it all again after another chaotic night.

I see you when you’re hanging on to the end of your rope for dear life. I know you feel invisible, like nobody notices any of it. But I want you to know I notice you.

I see you relentlessly pushing onward.

I see you choosing to do everything in your power to give your child the best possible care.

What you’re doing matters. It’s worth it.

On those days, when you wonder if you can do it another minute, I want you to know, I see you.

I want you to know you are beautiful.

I want you to know it’s worth it.

I want you to know you are not alone.

I want you to know love is what matters most, and you have that nailed.

And on those days when you have breakthroughs, those times when the hard work pays off and success is yours to cherish, I see you then too, and I am proud of you.

Whichever day today is, you’re worthy; you are good and I see you.”

I see you, dear mother and support you. 💗

Karen Bongiorno
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