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I'd like your input for a blog article, please!

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Mummykindnessrachel Wed 23-Jan-13 17:52:35

Hi there, I'm working on a new blog post and I'm exploring compliments. Would you mind sharing the best compliment you've ever received (with regards to parenting) and how it made you feel?

I hope I'm allowed to ask this here!

The context is that I think we look to our peers as our benchmarks for whether or not we feel we're doing a good job as mums. We compare our insides with other people's outsides which is not a fair representation of what's really going on.

I think that justified compliments from other mums could help to silence our inner-critical-voices and really go a long way in boosting our self esteem.

I'd love your thoughts on this!
If you'd like some background on my blog you can find it at

Thank you!!
Rachel x

StoicButStressed Thu 24-Jan-13 07:47:16

You'll find loads in a fab thread a lovely OP started re 'loveliest comments you've ever had' (or words to that effect!). Here's copy of mine from there:

<warns all to brace themselves & get tissues> DS1 (21 last Dec) & who has been through a lot (understatement) sent me a text last Oct. It said:

Random, but thank you for raising me with self-esteem and respect - randomly thinking about it and so many gay people would have caved under it, but I never did! Thankyou xxxx

I cried and cried and cried and cried.

Mummykindnessrachel Thu 24-Jan-13 20:57:14

Wow! Thanks for sharing that. What an incredible compliment on so many levels! How proud you must be to have raised such an incredibly strong and resilient son who is also grateful and recognises all you've done for him.

You sound a lot like one of my favourite ever mummy bloggers. Read this....

Much love xx

Mummykindnessrachel Fri 25-Jan-13 17:03:27

Hi! here's the finished article! Thanks for your input!!

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