The other day Avery, my four year old, had just watched over 3 hours of Netflix and she turned to me and said, “Mom can I watch one more?”
I could feel that tight, sick feeling somewhere between my stomach and chest as I said, “Sure. One more. But this will actually be the last one.”
I’m pretty sure I’d already said that twice, maybe three times already.
I just really wanted to get one last thing done and then I’d have time to play with her – at least that’s what I told myself.
Meanwhile the mom guilt began to eat me up as I struggled to remind myself that it’s okay, I’m still a “good mom”.
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