Mar 5, 2019
Moms, if you could name the sinister voice inside your head that is constantly comparing yourself to other moms, who would it be?
Cruella de Vil?
Or the Wicked Witch of the West?
My sister-in-law Wendy named hers Bellatrix (an evil witch in the Harry Potter series). Of course Bellatrix and her crew of dark thought-provokers don’t stop with comparisons to others, they create havoc in our mind and insecurities in our hearts that drag us down. Their specialty, though, is toxic comparison. As Theodore Roosevelt said “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Never has a statement been more true.
We visited this week with Sara Payne about 3 steps moms can take to avoid the comparison trap. Sara is a mom of four, a wife, a podcaster, and a life coach. She talked with us about why women struggle so much with comparison. It all boils down to women not understanding our real value.