Think about your mothering as a creation.
You are creating a childhood. Every person has one. Good, bad, or indifferent.
Your child will have one, whether you think about it or not.
The childhood you create will be theirs forever.
Only you, the mother, can create it. Anyone else is a substitute for you.
They may be good, but they are still a substitute for you, the mother.
It doesn't have to be perfect - just happy.
You can make a beautiful childhood.