Being a Mom is both the most beautifully rewarding thing I have ever done, and also the hardest. Hearing my son’s first cry made me suddenly realize that every corny, cliched thing I have ever heard about being a mom is so totally true. Every day, he makes me want to be a better person and a better Mom. In my quest to become The Best Mom Ever, I have come to realize that such aspirations are literally impossible. Every person I ask for advice, every website and parenting book I read has a different view of what makes a great Mom. I realized very quickly that the most important take away from all of this is to just educate myself as much as I can and apply what I have learned where my conscience and morals dictate. As a way to sort some of this out for myself, and also to maybe help and encourage others who are embarking on similar journeys, I have created a series of posts here of what has helped me as I muddle through this mommyhood thing.