Meet Jenna Lere - trying to do things right.
As mothers we try our best to shape our children to be the best person they can be. It can feel like an overwhelming challenge. We try to teach them right from wrong, teach them to be themselves and to grow up and be whoever they want to be. However, that ideal and reality can be scary. We never know what tomorrow will bring and there are so many forces outside of our control.
Where do you live?: Eagan
How many children do you have?: 1 (son)
How old were you when you first became a mom: 25
What has been the best thing about being a mom?: Watching him grow and turn into a very smart young man, watching him learn new things and test his limits!
What has been the hardest thing about being a mom? How have you overcome or worked through it?: We’re in such a divided time in our country and society, I think the hardest part has yet to come. When he gets older and through school will see and start to ask questions about people different from him, my answer will form his little learning brain. So I would say trying to answer his questions and not mess him up.
Tell us why you want to be featured on our site? What makes you or your family different from others?: Maybe something I’ve said is relate-able to someone else in MN and maybe might help them feel less alone?
Jenna reminds us all that we just need to keep doing our best. Do what we can right now. Give it our all and our kids will thank us one day for it.
Depending on how old your child(ren) is/are you may feel like you are failing, your kids get mad at you from time to time but they have their own identity, are always learning and you are always moving forward - YOU ARE SUCCEEDING.
Even now, as I write this - my almost two year old ´turdler´ makes me question if I have done something wrong. But no, I haven´t. He ´dumped´ out the dog food not because he was being naughty but because he was trying to help by feeding our dog, Honey. Even though, I will have to help him clean it up - he did something amazing. He tried. He tried to help do a chore. Something he has seen me do a million times. That right there is a #parentingwin. If your kids have ever done something like this, no matter what age. Let them learn. Take a breath and see the value in it.
YOU GOT THIS!