How Having a Child is Teaching Me to Love Myself 

How can I raise a daughter who loves herself if, in reality, I’m not loving myself? When I know I’m settling for less than good enough in my own life? What if I loved myself as much as I love my daughter? What if I could follow the advice I would give to her? How would my life be different?

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9 thoughts on “How Having a Child is Teaching Me to Love Myself 

  1. This little piece was pretty life changing for me this morning. I am not a mother, but I hope to be in the next few years. I am still working on fully loving myself for everything I am. This really put things into perspective for me. I thought about my first niece who was just born a couple of weeks ago. It made me want to start loving myself again, just how I’d tell any other girl to do. Thanks

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  2. Love this! I had the same thoughts right after I had my daughter and like you it has changed the live my life everyday. She doesn’t know it yet, but she has made me a better person all around.

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  3. I’m going to be a mom soon. My boy hasn’t even arrived yet and I’ve written down a concrete plan on how everything is going to be when he comes. I think I somehow forgot to include me in the plan so it’s time to reassess. Thank you for the reminder. This is a great article! ✽‿✽ ❤︎ laineyloveslife

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  4. This is such a great post. I read it as I was nursing my little and it really made me think about the things/values I want her to learn and have in her life. If I’m not helping her learn by example, then how will she ever get it? Thank you again for sharing. I’m sure your situation is tough, but it seems you are making fantastic decisions for your daughter!

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