“Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines has a message for moms this Mother’s Day: “You are enough.”
In a recent blog post, the HGTV home designer wrote that all moms struggle with thinking that they are not doing enough for their kids, herself included. However, moms can’t listen to these insecurities.
Gaines wrote, "As a working mom, it's the hardest when my kids grab onto me as I'm walking out the door and say, 'Mommy please stay home!' I don't want to ignore that, so I always explain to them that being with them is my favorite thing in the world. I explain that I have to work just like they have to go to school."
When Gaines is at home she values spending quality time with her children, Charisma News reports.
"When I get home from work, I try and leave my phone in the car and make that intentional effort to play and connect face to face with them. Even when I'm tired at the end of a long day, it's fuel to see the look in their eyes when I ask them to cook with me or go play outside. As a mom, sometimes I have to change my mindset and remind myself what's important. I only have so many hours a day to spend with these sweet little people. And they won't be little forever. So I get up and keep moving."
Gaines also said that moms should cherish the small moments with their children.
"The details have always mattered to me, especially when it comes to my kids. Whether I'm making cereal for breakfast or a big, fancy dinner, I want them to know that celebrating them in small ways in everyday life is a big deal to me," Gaines said.
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Publication date: May 5, 2016