If I had a dollar for every time I heard a mom say, "oh, I am such a bad Mom", I would be loaded. Usually the conversation involves the mom in question saying they let their kid have candy before bed time, or they were all out with friends and went to bed SO late. "I'm such a bad Mom, I let the kids watch an hour of cartoons so I could clean the house".
You Are NOT A Bad Mom!
These are women who left their careers to stay home and raise their kids. Women who investigated and interviewed dozens of nannies to find the perfect one. Women who arranged work to have one day home with their children a week - and they call themselves bad moms. What is wrong with us?
You are NOT a bad, mom! Kindly give yourself a break, and stop saying you are. You're doing the very best you can to raise your children, right? OK, then.
Unless your child is living in crack den squalor, covered in their own filth, weighing 10 lbs at a year old with bruises and untreated broken bones, you are not a bad mom. (If any of this rings true to you, I urge you to seek help.)
Repeat after me: "I am not a bad Mom. I am doing the best I can." Breathe. "I am NOT a bad Mom..." And if you are at home with a colic-y baby or a rambunctious 2 year old driving you up the wall- it WILL get better (more on that next week- ooh-a teaser!)