Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤️❤️❤️ This weekend Zoie wanted to make treats for her teachers and classmates. So we decided to make red velvet M&M brownies. We used red velvet cake mix but with one less egg, less vegetable oil, and no water. Of course, baking brownies from scratch would have been better, but with a weekend full of activities including homework and running after a hyper toddler, cake mix was my only option. After baking, we filled out little cards for her class. That was fun because it brought back memories of how excited I used to be to bring all my friends little treats.

As we were making our brownies with cake mix and filling out our store-bought cards, it made me wonder if I was doing all I could as a mom. There are those moms that create Pinterest-worthy treats from scratch and create DIY projects with their kids for the teacher. And here I am, struggling to find time to mix up some cake mix and write out some cards. I am always in such awe and envy of those moms and always wonder how do they do it?

But I have come to realize, all moms are different. And all moms should be celebrated. Because store bought or homemade, you are creating amazing experiences for your child that they will remember forever. In this society, you will be made to feel guilty with whatever you do. If you go all out and create elaborate homade crafts and cakes, you will get the side-eye from some moms who think you’re doing the most or trying too hard. And if you are the mom who brings in store-bought treats, you will be criticized for not trying hard enough.

I think moms should do a better job of cheering each other on and supporting one another. We are all just trying to be the best moms we can be. We are all trying to raise well-behaved, well-mannered, kids to grow into respectable adults. Let’s come together, encourage each other, and win as moms!

Besides, Zoie looks really happy, doesn’t she?? That’s all that matters at the end of the day!

What kind of mom are you? Super craftsy or nah?