This post is part of a series of responses asking for thoughts on “good mothering.” Please email me at TheMamafesto (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to participate!
A good mother is there with a hug, a kiss and a smile even if she’s just gotten on your case about something. A good mother learns even more from her children than she teaches them and she’s okay with that. She’s like a velvet covered brick – soft and comforting to the touch but strong and able to hold up her family like a good foundation should be.
Jamaine Cripe is the Religious Education Assistant at the Unitarian Church in Summit and mother to her eight year-old daughter, Alice. She resides in Maplewood, NJ.