mom guilt

Pro tip: Remove the word "should" from your vocabulary.
I reminded myself consciously that lifetimes aren’t made up of one day or one bad choice, or one argument.
Don’t think of all these as failures; think of them as character-builders.
When something does occur that's not in my plan, it's easier for me to blame myself. If I was at fault, I can control it
Neglectful parenting? Not if you've actually been a parent for more than 15 minutes. Good parents know that childhood is
Looking back now, I should have realized what was happening sooner. I should have saved my family, saved my two beautiful little girls, from it way sooner. But who ever thinks their happy home could be the cause of such pain and suffering?
As my 10-year-old and I cleared the last of the junk out of the dining room and admired our work, I thanked her for her help and let her know I couldn't have accomplished this task without her. As she looked up at me and smiled, I reminded myself I was just overreacting and that my kids don't really notice or care when the house is a mess.
Last week, a friend called me from her tropical vacation. "I'm on the beach right now," she said over the sound of waves, adding "I even slept until 9:00 today." "Wow, I'm jealous," I said. "I think I had mom guilt 20 times by 9 a.m.!"