OK, so I am speaking tongue in cheek; yet, I hope we realize that sometimes we do get a little tweaked about what really makes a good mom. Baking bread from scratch does not a good mother make. Perhaps bread baking can be a blessing to your family like it was to mine yesterday. There had not been time to grocery shop since being out of town, so with low supplies the bread was very appreciated. One test for any task would be to ask if it is a blessing to our family? I didn’t have to shoo anyone away yesterday so I could knead my dough in peace. Actually, I worked the dough while going through my daughter’s math with her. Does our family enjoy, like and want done what seems so important to us?
Secondly, we can ask ourselves if what we are doing is honoring our husband. Here comes some boat rocking…..if our husband likes store bought white bread wouldn’t it be more honoring to buy him bread than to continually feed him what he “needs”? I hear a lot of moms out there saying they honor their husband by getting him what he wants while feeding the rest of the family what is good for them. Fine, IF this was the husband’s idea. I may be all wet here, but if we tell our children how good what we are eating is and how bad what Daddy is eating is, then aren’t we calling Daddy a dummy?
All that to say, a good mom: blesses her family and honors her husband. All those other things we think make us great, don’t matter if they don’t bless and honor.