You’re Still a Good Mom

Not taking care of yourself WILL make you a bad mom.

Don’t punish yourself. Your needs are important. Your sanity is imperative.

So you snapped today? No big deal.

So you were too tired to do anything other than order take out. Who cares?

So you purposely took them on a long car ride after lunch to guarantee they took that afternoon nap. I get it.

You’re not a bad mom.

You’re a tired mom. You’re a frustrated mom. You’re a mom in need of some TLC.

You’re a good mom; especially when you’re doubting if you actually are.


This piece originally appeared on TODAY Parenting, published with permission. 

Jade North
Jade North
I'm the wife of one (sorry polygamists), mom of two, inching into the 3's (30s). Join me as I struggle to survive marriage and motherhood on limited patience and sleep. Laughter may ensue...most likely at me! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram!

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