I'm going to be "that" mom.

 
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It's probably fair to say that I'm already "that" mom. I'm the mom who some roll their eyes at when I show up at the park with an assortment of colorful and homemade healthy food for my kids to eat. Not because I'm judging them when I give a sideways glance at their $5 pizza or chicken nuggets they brought, but because I sometimes envy how easy it was to just grab some lunch.

I'm "that" mom who questions everything about a meal and how it was made, or asks what's being served before so I can prepare a similar gluten free, grain free, healthy alternative to bring along. Not because I'm trying to be rude or question your cooking ability (me and most of my family will enjoy every bite), I'm just trying to see if it's okay for one of my daughters to eat. Consequently, I'm "that" mom who has a cart full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and expensive organic stuff and never enough grocery money.

I won't ask that the entire menu for a group, the class, or the party, be altered to my strict dietary specifications. I won't ask everyone to make exceptions just for us. My daughter understands that too. She understands that she eats differently, but its still hard to understand why. Its sometimes hard for me too.

 

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However, I'm going to be "that" mom who shows my children - all four of them - that faith, family, humor, hard work, and choosing the right is more important than being like everyone else. That keeping our bodies healthy and our hearts turned to God should be an individual and life-long mission. I'm going to be "that" mom who messes up, forgets, fails, forgives, and tries again and hopefully my children will learn to do the same.

I'm going to be "that" mom who steps out of her comfort zone. Who is understanding and helps other. Who keeps working toward a goal until I reach it. Who makes a difference. Who chooses the right. I'm going to be strong and courageous, funny and adventurous, inquisitive and thoughtful. That mom who smiles and laughs, finds the positives in every situation, holds her boundaries, teaches truths, and loves unconditionally.

Yes, I'm going to be "that" mom

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Guest - Jen on Monday, 18 May 2015 22:24

Melissa, It's been fun to see you find answers for your daughter and watch you grow your website/business. I loved this post! I connected to it on so many subjects - cloth diapering, homeschooling, and beginning soon - the GAPS diet. I think your kids will be grateful that you have been "that" mom!

Melissa, It's been fun to see you find answers for your daughter and watch you grow your website/business. I loved this post! I connected to it on so many subjects - cloth diapering, homeschooling, and beginning soon - the GAPS diet. I think your kids will be grateful that you have been "that" mom!
Guest - mom on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 03:51

I love this. You are a great mom. Just wished there were more moms in the world like you. Keep putting the Lord first and miracles will happen for you and your family.

I love this. You are a great mom. Just wished there were more moms in the world like you. Keep putting the Lord first and miracles will happen for you and your family.
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Melissa Cornwall has spent years researching and implementing nutritionally-based approaches to health and wellness. Her lifelong love of food and health evolved from a hobby to a passion when her daughter was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease.

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