Rachel to New Moms: “There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Mother”

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Becoming a mom is unlike any other experience. In this interview, Rachel Scott of Trying Not To Go Crazy shares her path to motherhood.

Rachel is a working mom from North Carolina. This beautiful mom shares why she is a Damn Good Mom and so much more!


1. How many children do you have? Share their gender and ages.
A 9-month old baby girl.
2. What is your favorite mantra or mom quote?

There is no way to be a perfect mom but a million ways to be a good one.

3. What do you love about being a mom?
I love being a mother because of the feeling of unconditional love I have for my daughter.
4. How would you describe your pregnancy? Did you have the birth experience you wanted?
I spent most of my pregnancy in pain. My daughter was head down for most of the pregnancy and was very low so it hurt to walk. I definitely didn’t have the birth experience I wanted. I had to be induced because of pre-eclampsia 3 days before my due date.
5. How has being a mom changed you? What is one thing you did not expect to happen when you became a mom?
Motherhood has actually helped me calm my OCD. I had to stop my medication while I was pregnant because it was known to have a bad effect on unborn babies. I haven’t felt the need to get back on it as I’ve had to teach myself how to function without it. I definitely did not expect to feel so motivated. I’m motivated to make more money so I can provide her the life she deserves. I’m motivated to take care of myself so that I’m always around when she needs me.
6. What part of motherhood has been most challenging?
The lack of sleep has been the most challenging. My husband is a college student so I have been in charge of most of the waking up at night, even though my daughter is on formula. I didn’t realize that I needed sleep so much until now.
7. Who or what has been most influential on your parenting style?
My mom has been the most influential to me. I liked how she raised me so I want to raise my child similar to her.
8. How did becoming a mom change your perspective on work-life balance?
Since I have become a mom, I have decided to try to find a way to work at home. This includes using my blog to help me grow an income.
9a. What is the best advice you have received and would like to pass along to your child or other moms?
The best advice that I’ve gotten was that there is no such thing as a perfect mother.
9b. Is there another mom who gives you inspiration?
My best friends mom.
9c. Briefly, share why you are a Damn Good Mom.
I’m a Damn Good Mom because I drive an hour to work, work a 9-5, drive an hour back home, and still make sure to make as much time for my daughter as I can.
10. Help out our new and expecting moms. What do you wish you knew before becoming a mom?
I wish I knew how much I was going to have to stand up for my rights as a parent. I’ve had to stand up for my right to pump at work and the right to make the decisions for my child’s health.
Where can we find you on social media?
Check out Rachel’s website! The name is pretty awesome!



Rachel, thank you for sharing!


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