As a mom it’s easy to wonder if you’re doing a good job. Unfortunately for moms, kids don’t come with an instruction manual. We always try to do our best, but we doubt if our best is really good enough.

I always wish I could have more patience with my kids. It’s so easy to let the stresses of work, house work, school work, after school activities and just plain everyday life get the better of you. Most days it seems like I’m just chasing my tail.

It seems that as my boys have grown and are in school and sports, we don’t have the family time at home like we used to. I don’t read them stories at bedtime, cut the crust off their sandwiches, or have dance parties on Saturdays anymore.

Sometimes with all the craziness of everyday life, we moms need to be told we’re doing a good job. We tend to think that it’s only the big things that count, but in fact it’s the little things that make a big difference in our kids’ lives.

If you’re doubting yourself, like most of us moms do, stop. The kid in this video wants moms to know just what matters to kids when it comes to moms.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.