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Dr. Cheryl Polote Williamson is a highly sought after speaker, multi best-selling author, award winning exec. producer and filmmaker, business leader, visionary, philanthropist, purpose connection coach, editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine, and most importantly a servant leader.

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  1. Dr. Cheryl, you somehow know what I need when I don’t even know that I need it. Motherhood is a blessing and a joy, which requires your best self. Thank you for helping me to remember to affirm myself daily that I am doing the very best that I can in my “perfect imperfections.”

    • Siobhan, I am so glad to know that this article is what you needed. You are absolutely correct. We must be our best selves in order to properly care for our babies. You exemplify this beautifully. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. Love you!

  2. This post resonates with me because the same way my grandmother poured into my mother, she continues to pour into my children, my sister and myself, and I pour into my children single day and will continue to do until I am unable.

    • Sharmona – what a beautiful testimony that runs 3 generations deep. I absolutely love hearing this & I am glad you have been able to reap the benefits. Thank you so much for taking the time to read & comment. God Bless!

  3. Dr. Cheryl, what a timely and impactful message! As someone who recently lost her mother, I have struggled with trying to meet all of the needs that loss left behind. Thanks for the reminder that my best is enough, my own emotions matter and that perfectly imperfect is ok.

    • Kim – I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You have my sincerest condolences. I am praying for you & your family during this time. I pray that the love & memories of the times you had with her help to comfort at the times when you need it the most. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. God Bless!

  4. I love this. Such a beautiful reminder for mamas to put us first. It’s much easier said than done but I love these affirmations and will say them daily!

  5. Absolutely Phenomenal! This article is a testament of the power of your words. I thank GOD for your consistency to inspire and empower women around the globe while being that example for your family. Love ❤️

  6. ♥️ Most definitely! Taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally is just as important physically. Words of affirmation do make a difference and help with keeping a positive mindset. Training yourself to do it essential.

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