I Don't Feel Like a Good Mom

"You're a good mom." I've heard it many times. My mom, my husband, therapists, coworkers, friends, aunts, grandma -- even my in-laws have said it several times. "You're a good mom." They say it and all I think about are those times when I yell. Or the times I turn on a movie so that I can write post, browse Pinterest or just have a few minutes of peace while I make dinner. ...more
@Finding Rebecca  @healthybelle I completely get that. Society, the internets - especially ... more

I Don't Feel Like a Good Mom

"You're a good mom." I've heard it many times. My mom, my husband, therapists, coworkers, friends, aunts, grandma -- even my in-laws have said it several times. "You're a good mom." They say it and all I think about are those times when I yell. Or the times I turn on a movie so that I can write post, browse Pinterest or just have a few minutes of peace while I make dinner. ...more
Loved this post. Completely bang on & so touching. more

Forget Rivalry! What Do You Do About Sibling Bribery?

My son once paid my daughter a dollar to go away and leave him alone. I found the little girl in the workshop turned temporary kids’ room by herself on her bed, clutching her dollar. The boy and his friends were outside, carefree and clearly up to something. They eyed me as I walked past, looked down and picked at their fingernails when I said, “Where’s your sister?”...more
Not that you need anyone's approval ;) but I think you handled it well. He may not have been ... more

Quit Judging My One Percent

Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’m a perfectly cheerful, friendly human being. One percent of the time, I’m bitchy. I feel like I’m always being judged on that one percent. All the good things I do count for nothing compared to the bad. No amount of tender loving care erases the moments of weakness....more
This is the kind of post that all moms need to read to feel better about themselves, but also to ... more